Community Impact

How we've made a difference

Our Social Targets

We have three key impact areas for community benefit

Research support

Training and Bespoke Services

Adaptive-equipment & technology

Devices and equipment for disability challenges


Awareness and public engagement events

Helping researchers to reclaim their time

Total awarded funding, where Movement for Hope have contributed to the grant-writing and/or the PPIE strategy in the last 3 years
Training and Bespoke Services

Our Research Support Impact

We support and train students on topics of disability and the principals of involving and engaging patients and public in research and co-designing for people with mobility challenges. We also provide a range of services to principal investigators.

Patient and Public Involvement

Patients who felt they influenced research directly by participating


Improved Knowledge at workshops


Enjoyment rating of PPI workshops


Patients felt their contributions would be beneficial to others in the future


Backed By Research

Tiered learning backed by peer-reviewed research methods

For five years running, we've trained junior and senior Fellows in co-design and public engagement. The Fellowship programme is an intensive one to three-year training, where we teach research and science students (approximately 15-20 students) from all backgrounds. In a tiered learning programme, Senior Fellows teach Junior Fellows about co-design and co-production in research to enable high-impact outcomes. They continue to build their CV with transferable skills and they advance their current knowledge and skills with: senior leadership development, committee-based teamwork, time management, high-level organisation, rapport building, and specialist skills such as post-production and digital marketing.

Fellowship Programme

As a part of our Research Support objectives, we train students in collaborative and creative patient/public involvement and engagement

Intensive Public Engagement Training

Tiered Learning





& Measure


CV development

Transferable skills

Enhancing the curriculum

New STEM perspectives

New ways to engage

people who have received adaptive equipment support
“Movement for Hope have helped sponsor me and partly pay for the lightweight scooter that I use now. I was finding it so difficult to lift my old one [due to muscle weakness caused Motor Neurone Disease]. As a photographer, it’s helped me to continue to take photographs. I’m able to utilise being in a scooter to my photographic advantage…MND can come creeping up on anyone, but whatever setback someone might have in life, it’s always possible to turn things around, give something back, and to end up feeling like a successful human being all over again.” – Miles Pilling
Since purchasing the new scooter, within one year, Miles has exhibited his artwork independently and with Movement for Hope in several exhibitions and worked with a neurologist and a dancer to share his life experiences and work with a public audience of over 400 people to raise awareness.
Training and Bespoke Services

Our Adaptive-equipment and Technology  Impact

We support the development and supply of innovative adaptive equipment and technology that is not easily accessible or available through the NHS or government funding to ease everyday challenges of living with a neurological condition or disability

Movement for Hope helped Chris to make his new home’s bathroom, fully wheelchair accessible with a new sliding door and rails to grant easy entry and functionality.

Design for (Dis)ability Programme

Two years of supporting engineering students learn how to develop prototypes for people with mobility challenges by talking to the patients and learning about the conditions they are developing for

“Movement for Hope have brought a lot of rehabilitation supplies (adaptive-equipment) for two clinics. Physiotherapists go there twice a week to both clinics and they are treating people with severe disabilities including contractures, cerebral palsy, the end result of meningitis, etc. and the fact that the physiotherapists are there giving these treatments to these small children make a huge difference to their social circumstances and the support for their families. We are delighted to be able to have these supplies for both clinics. It makes a huge difference to the people who really need them.”

Marieke Ruberti
Awareness and public engagement events

Our Awareness-education Impact

We increase awareness and knowledge of disabling conditions and research on these types of illnesses using effective high-impact methods and events that are backed by over six years of research and data.


we use quantification and evaluation methods developed by academic researchers

How we impacted our audience

Improved Knowledge


Improved Awareness


Enjoyment rating


Innovation / Novelty rating


Who is in our audience


Researchers / medical staff

Patients / Public

2017 Audience Attendance / Footprint
Male attendees
Female attendees

Internationally and Nationally Recognised by Leaders in Research

A highly thought-provoking evening, filled with performances and academic talks about neurological disorders, that successfully combined complex neurological ideas with innovative technologies and live performances.

The Lancet Neurologya world-leading clinical neurology journal