About the 25% M.E. Group
There are approximately 200,000 people in the UK who suffer from M.E. Some do recover. However, approximately 25% of sufferers remain long term ill and severely disabled by the disease. Many are left isolated, housebound or even bedbound by the effects of the illness. It affects people from all walks of life, all age groups and can strike when you are least expecting it.
The 25% M.E. Group exists to support all who have the severe form of M.E. and those who care for them. This includes people who are housebound, bedbound and wheelchair users.
At present there is no other organisation concerned specifically with the needs of the severely affected.
This website is devoted to providing support to this group.
The 25% M.E. Group is a unique nationwide community based voluntary group. We have two paid members of staff and a number of volunteers – most of whom have M.E. We provide a range of services to people affected by severe M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis).
Because of the intensity of the symptoms and disabilities experienced by severe M.E. sufferers we seek to alleviate the isolation which having this illness can cause. The 25% ME Group encourages: communication between members; participation in the Group at a number of levels; assistance with articles and information for the newsletter etc. These are just some of the initiatives employed by the group.
Services We Offer
Twice Yearly Newsletter
Practical and Emotional Support
Welfare Advice and Assistance
Listening Ear Helpline
Various Fund Raising Initiatives
Special Interest Groups organised by members themselves