On 3 August 2021, The M.E. Trust Board of Trustees approved a decision to explore a merger with Action for M.E. after a process of due diligence started in June.
Action for M.E. is a UK charity that takes action to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect faced by people with M.E.. Along with providing information, support and advice to people to help improve their health and well-being, Action for M.E. works with professionals to enhance the care and support that people with M.E. receive and funds pilot research projects to advance knowledge of the illness.
Both The M.E. Trust and Action for M.E. are frustrated by the current lack of provision for people with M.E., and other post viral syndromes. A postcode lottery often determines access to specialist services and there is huge variability in what these services provide. There is simply not enough support for children and adults with M.E. now, let alone with an increase in diagnoses following the long term impact of Covid-19.
In response to this public health crisis, we are in the process of exploring a potential merger with Action for M.E.. The merger would allow us to combine the power of our organisations and strengthen the services we offer to people with M.E. If approved in September, we will be able to scale up the whole person clinical care and support that we currently offer, and fill the gaps in provision more quickly.
We will continue to provide updates on our website, on social media and through our direct communications with partners and stakeholders.