Did you know that around the world, there are 1.3 billion people estimated to be living in poverty? This is an issue in every country in the world, even in Scotland, and particularly amongst the HD community. Recent studies suggest that 33% of families impacted by Huntington’s disease live in poverty.
The Scottish Huntington’s Association Financial Wellbeing Service works with these families, giving them advice on budgeting, financial planning and which benefits they may be entitled to. Last year, the Financial Wellbeing Service raised over £1million for HD families, with over 300 families each receiving on average over £3,300. We know our financial advisors are making a big difference, but we want to do more.