National Lottery funding will take Pathfinders to the next level!

Pathfinders is delighted to announce that the National Lottery Community Fund has decided tosupport our Disability Rights Advocacy Programme. Pathfinders knows from our own experience and from the work we do to support others, that oncepeople with muscle-weakening conditions finish education, the support they receive drops offdramatically. We know how hard it can be to […]

Congrats to the GB Paralympic team for receiving our September Monthly Honours!

This month we are honouring the Paralympic GB team for their dedication to their sport and their participation in Tokyo 2020. Well done Paralympics GB!! We have been lucky to catch up with Paralympian Stephen McGuire, who competed in the Boccia BC4 class, to gain a fascinating insight into life as a Paralympian with a […]

PA Training Course

A group of people in a room

Pathfinders Neuromuscular Alliance is delighted to announce that we have received funding from Skills for Care to design and deliver a groundbreaking training programme for the Personal Assistants & Carers (PAs) of people with neuromuscular conditions. We are proud to be able to deliver this resource to Individuals and organisations in the neuromuscular community and […]

WANTED: Presenter of the Pathfinders PA Training Course

CEO, Jon Rey-Hastie presents to a room. He is in an electric wheelchair and wearing a red jumper

Are you a blogger? Do you like streaming? Is talking to camera your favourite kind of conversation? Then you’re what we’re looking for Our new training programme supports PAs to learn how to better work with their employer to support them as a person with a muscle-weakening condition. It is taught across thirteen modules, delivered […]

WANTED: Panellists for the Pathfinders PA Training Course

Mark Chapman and another electric wheelchair user in conversation

Do you have knowledge you long to share? Are you happy chatting on camera? Get in touch! Pathfinders are looking for a panel of contributors for our PA training course. Contributors will give us their thoughts and ideas on the modules we are developing and contribute to the modules through video-interviews with the presenter. This […]

Presenters & Panel – paid roles on our new PA training programme

A group of people together at a conference

Do you dream of being on screen? Are you interested in Personal Assistants? Pathfinders Neuromuscular Alliance is recruiting for a presenter and panel contributors (paid roles) with neuromuscular conditions for an online training programme we are developing for the PAs of people with neuromuscular conditions (funded by Skills for Care). If you’re confident in front […]

Jen’s Accessible Cruise Top Tips

Lady sat on a powerchair wearing sunglasses in front of a cruise ship with mountains behind

“I enjoy cruising because it really is the easiest way for me to go sightseeing in places I never thought I would ever get to see.”

SMA & Me – John’s Story

A man with a beard and glasses in a powered wheelchair, sat with him a dog

For Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness month we asked some of our members about living with their condition – John tells us about his passion for arts, acting, reading, the challenges he has faced throughout education, the positive impact of technology and more! My name is John P Vickers, and I am 42 and I […]

SMA & Me – Ross’ Story

A man with brown hair sitting in a powered wheelchair in a house

For Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness month we asked some of our members about living with their condition – Ross tells us about learning to drive, his education, opportunities and the challenges he has faced along the way! I’m Ross. I’m 42 and have SMA Type II. Throughout life I’ve faced many challenges because of […]

SMA & Me – Nina’s Story

The image shows a man with black hair and a beard, a woman with blonde hair in a powered wheelchair and a girl with brown hair.

For Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness month we asked some of our members about living with their condition – Nina tells us about her moving to America with her husband, daughter and cat and groups she’s been part of, such as the Teesside Muscular Dystrophy Group! I’m 37 year old, born and raised in Middlesbrough […]