A CASH injection will enable sufferers of Parkinson’s disease to access respite care in their own homes.

The Barnsley branch of Parkinson’s UK received a boost to the tune of £10,000 from the National Lottery, which provides small groups with vital donations towards the care it provides.

Chairman Philip Thompson said: “The funding will allow us to continue the service, which is the most expensive one on offer, for a year.

“It’s an incredibly important service as many Parkinson’s sufferers have round-the-clock care and this funding will enable carers to have a break while a professional comes in for up to four hours per month.”