Working together to improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes – charities JDRF and INPUT announce merger

Posted on 05 July 2018

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JDRF and INPUT are pleased to announce that the two charities are joining forces.

With the help of our amazing supporters, the two charities have achieved much separately and this merger will unite two strong voices for people with type 1 diabetes in the UK in a shared mission to accelerate the progress of research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes, and improve access to new treatments and technologies.

Working together, JDRF and INPUT will:

·         Fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes

·         Work to accelerate the pace of research and the delivery of treatments and technologies in the UK

·         Give support and a voice to children and adults living with type 1, and their families

JDRF in the UK is part of a global network of charities which together make the world’s leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research.  Founded in 1970 by parents of children with the condition, JDRF leads the fight against type 1 diabetes, funding research to cure treat and prevent it and working across the world to accelerate the pace of research, to deliver new treatments on the path to the cure, and to provide support, information and a voice to children and adults living with type 1 diabetes.

JDRF INPUT charity merger - Lesley Jordan and Karen Addington
INPUT CEO Lesley Jordan and JDRF CEO Karen Addington

For 20 years, INPUT has supported people living with diabetes, advocating for easier access to diabetes technology across the UK, such as insulin pump therapy, flash and continuous glucose monitoring and structured education.

The INPUT and JDRF teams will start to work together from the JDRF London offices from July, with the formal merger planned for October. For the foreseeable future all of INPUT’s communication channels will remain the same and any future changes will be communicated with plenty of notice.

We hope that everyone who has worked with JDRF and INPUT will welcome our news and work with us to improve even more lives, until we find the cure.  If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]