Diabetes UK Midlands is made up of a team of staff plus networks of volunteers and local groups. We work at a local level responding to local needs.
As a region, we cover a 10 million population, with over 500,000 people with diabetes. We work closely with key decision makers in the Midlands to make sure that diabetes is at the top of the local health agenda. This includes: a number of the forty one Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), NHS & Public Health England from the East and West Midlands, and thousands of Healthcare Professionals (HCPs).
Collaborative work with our 45 Diabetes UK Local Groups and amazing volunteers has enabled us as a region to deliver many successes in improving care, raising awareness, volunteering and fundraising.
- Campaigning for improvements in healthcare for people with diabetes.
- Encouraging and supporting people with diabetes to have a say in their care.
- Working with local health service providers to promote high standards in services and care for all people with diabetes.
Supporting People living with diabetes
- Organising Living with Diabetes days for people with diabetes, their carers, families and friends.
- Working with and supporting Diabetes UK's network of voluntary groups throughout the region.
Working with healthcare professionals
- Organising conferences and attending events for healthcare professionals.
- Working to continually improve diabetes services.
- Raising awareness of diabetes and Diabetes UK in all communities.
- Providing information about all aspects of diabetes and what care to expect.
- Raising funds to improve the lives of people with diabetes by running fundraising events and working with local companies and organisations.
- Proud to support many fundraising activities across the Midlands including school events, walks, bike rides and the Great Birmingham Run.
Working with others
- Providing local information and guidance for people with diabetes and their carers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, and everyone with an interest in diabetes.
- Working with other organisations to encourage people with diabetes to have their say.
- Encouraging and supporting volunteers who are active in the region, and providing training on a range of subjects.