NARA – The Breathing Charity is the registered title for ‘The National Association for the Relief of Apnoea’. Since 1984, with financial support from the public such as yourselves, we have been able to assist many who suffer or know those who suffer from a variety of respiratory conditions.
Providing Medical equipment, advice, information and a 24hour helpline supporting all ages from tiny babies through to the elderly. Offering help through our Community Care Programme, Local Community Scheme, Palliative Care and much more.
Through our ‘Breathing Monitor Appeal’ and ‘Breathing New Life Campaign’ we provide medical equipment into the home that relieve symptoms helping the patient to breathe easier, in return enabling a ‘more normal’ lifestyle and giving them the ability to participate in everyday things such as education, sports, work and a ‘near normal’ social life, things that most of us take for granted.
Providing a piece of equipment is easy – our ‘aftercare’ which can sometimes take us from our base to anywhere in the country at a moment’s notice is another task and our most important job. Firstly, the patient and their equipment need looking after on a regular basis for them to receive the best benefit from the equipment. We also need to liaise with doctors, medical professionals and equipment representatives to make sure the equipment given is the best for the patient’s needs. This can sometimes be a very difficult task as funding for this part of our work is very limited.