The Multiple System Atrophy Trust is the UK’s leading charity supporting people affected by multiple system atrophy (MSA) – a rare neurological disease with no known cause or cure.
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects adult men and women. It is caused by degeneration or atrophy of nerve cells in several (or multiple) areas of the brain, which can result in problems with movement, balance and autonomic functions of the body such as bladder and blood pressure control.
We provide a telephone and email support line, three specialist MSA nurses and 36 regular regional support groups throughout the UK and Ireland. These activities are crucial in reducing the isolation of having a rare and incurable disease. The Trust also funds research to find the cause, and one day, cure for MSA.
The Trust’s Vision is a world free of MSA. Our Mission is to find the cause and, ultimately, cure for MSA. Until that day, we will do all we can to support people affected by MSA and to strive to ensure that they are not alone on their individual journeys.
The Trust has seven core values; we aspire to be: