Action for M.E.

Registered Charity Number: 1036419, SC040452

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    Last year, thanks to our supporters, provided over 44,000 publications about M.E.

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    Last year, thanks to our supporters, we answered over 2,000 calls to our telephone support services

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    Last year, thanks to our supporters, we were able to invest in 5 new pilot research projects



Action for M.E. is the UKs leading charity for people affected by myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.), sometimes diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a fluctuating neurological illness affecting an estimated 250,000 people in the UK, and around 17 million people worldwide.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) acknowledges that the physical symptoms of M.E. can be as disabling as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, congestive heart failure and other chronic conditions.

Action for M.E. is a small organisation but we have big ambitions and big impact, and with the money we receive we are able to:

  • provide vital support and information to thousands of people every year through our online M.E. centre
  • commission social research and reports on M.E. services throughout the UK, most recently our Close to Collapse report highlighting key gaps in service provision for those with M.E.,
  • run a dedicated welfare rights enquiry line and provide up to date factsheets on welfare benefits
  • publish our membership magazine InterAction
  • campaign to ensure the voices of people with M.E. are heard both in the media and by politicians and other decision makers, including by responding to Government enquiries and working with the All Party Parliamentary Group on M.E.
  • work to drive and fund vital research into the causes and symptoms of M.E.

Our small, dedicated team is supported by around 70 volunteers, working with us in our Keynsham office and at home to deliver our vital services.

Our vision is a world without M.E.

Contact Us

Action for M.E. 42 Temple Street

BS31 1EH

Phone: 0117 927 9551
Fax: 0117 927 9552

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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

March 2016 March 2015
Total Income £1,013,038 £970,222
Total Expenditure £816,031 £749,638

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