The Cure Parkinson's Trust (CPT) has always had people living with the condition at the very heart of its decision making process. CPT was co-founded by people with Parkinson’s and continues to draw on people's experiences of living with the condition to shape its policies and activities.

As the medical world changes, putting people with Parkinson's (PwP) at the centre of both the management and treatment of Parkinson's (PD) is of paramount importance. CPT is leading by example and ensuring that new scientific discoveries and new practices in Parkinson's are relevant, focused, needed and above all else shaped by those living with the condition. We connect with PwP through surveys, conferences, direct discussion, via our website and through social media. PwP's, along with family members and carers, often share some of THE most relevant information concerning their condition. Their experience is immediate and the most accurate: what symptoms are the most difficult to deal with, what impact does the condition have on their relationships with others, and how does the condition affect their day to day life?