The Joseph Patrick Trust (JPT), the welfare fund within Muscular Dystrophy UK, provides grants towards the costs of essential powered mobility equipment for children and adults with muscular dystrophy or a related neuromuscular condition.
About the Joseph Patrick Trust
The Joseph Patrick Trust was founded in 1986 by Alexander Patrick CBE in memory of his father, a founder of Muscular Dystrophy UK. Inspired by his brother Andrew, who had Duchenne muscular dystrophy and died in 1962 aged 13, the JPT was established to promote independence and quality of life for people living with muscle-wasting conditions.
Over more than 30 years, JPT and Muscular Dystrophy UK have awarded more than 6,000 grants, totalling more than £6million. These grants have helped more than 5,000 children and adults with muscle-wasting conditions to purchase specialist mobility equipment not available on the NHS.
How else we can support
- Our fundraising for your equipment or care page offers more further information about other possible sources of funding: fundraising-for-your-equipment-or-care-needs-a-guide
- We can also support with signposting to other organisations that provide funding.
- Motability also lease power wheelchairs and electric scooters, if you receive the enhanced rates for Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 07736993130