THE BRITISH POLIO FELLOWSHIP
Supporting and empowering people living with the effects of Polio and PPS for over 80 years
ABOUT OUR FELLOWSHIP
The British Polio Fellowship is a charitable organisation dedicated to supporting and empowering people in the UK living with the late effects of polio and post-polio syndrome (PPS). We provide information, welfare and support to those affected, to enable them to live full, independent and integrated lives and campaigns to raise awareness of PPS.
We have over 2000 members throughout the UK with 50 branches and groups reaching Polio survivors at ground level. We also provide advice and information about managing Polio and PPS as well as supporting and assisting in benefit and welfare advice through our dedicated support service team. We provide a variety of grants to Polio survivors and campaign to raise awareness of PPS and disability rights issues among healthcare professionals, members of parliament and the general public. We also publish a seasonal member magazine titled thebulletin.
Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a neurological condition that can occur in people who have had Polio. People may develop new symptoms of increasing weakness, stamina problems, fatigue and pain.
POLIO & VACCINATION
The IPV vaccine uses inactive (not live) Polio virus and does not cause Polio. Polio vaccine, given multiple times as per advice, almost always protects for life.
Our information for Healthcare Profressionals includes essential information for those dealing with PPS for the first time or wanting to find out more. Find out more here.