Pip's Blog

Pip's Blog

Welcome to Pip's Blog, where our Centre Manager Pippa brings you up-to-date news from the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre and the MS community.

If you have any feedback or you would like to contact Pip email pippa@bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000.

For older posts please visit http://pips-bmstc.blogspot.co.uk.

 

Celebrating Carers Week 12th - 18th June 2017

15 June 2017

The 12th to the 18th June celebrates Carers Week 2017.

"Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is." For more...

Accessible Holiday Cottage

15 June 2017

Highly recommended by one of our members

"Welcome to our Cheese Room Cottage – our self-catering cottage has been designed mainly with the disabled visitor in mind but is available to any visitor wishing to explore the delights of the North Shropshire countryside.

Talk of a cure is premature

12 June 2017

Source MS Trust

A headline in the Daily Mirror makes claims for an experimental treatment that are not yet backed up by research.

Happy Volunteers Week!

7 June 2017

We have the most brilliant team of volunteers - without them we couldn't offer half the things we do.

Acne treatment may slow onset of MS

7 June 2017

Source MS Society:

Minocycline, a common acne treatment, may slow down the onset of MS in people with Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS).

How I learned to love my walking stick

7 June 2017

Source The Guardian

When Penny Anderson began using a stick, it made her feel vulnerable. But it taught her a lot about other people – and customising it made it her own.

Cognition and cognitive symptoms

7 June 2017

Source MS Trust

Do you struggle to find the right word at times? Or do you perhaps go into your kitchen to fetch something and don't remember what you were meant to get?

16,500 plus people sent a message to party leaders demanding they protect disability benefits.

6 June 2017

Source MS Society

16,500 plus people sent a message to party leaders demanding they protect disability benefits.

We're part of the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC), a network of more than 80 disability charities and organisations. And today we came together with our communities to deliver an open letter to party leaders, urging them to make no more cuts to disability benefits in the next Parliament.

Swivel bath chair - 6 months old - SOLD

1 June 2017

Rotating seat, locks into position allowing you to be seated at the side of the bath and then rotated to wash in the shower or bath. Available to view now.

May Fair Success

26 May 2017

Thank you to our wonderful Link Group and all of the volunteers and supporters who turned out at our May Fair last Saturday. We would also like to say a very big thank you to our friend Debbie McGee who officially opened the event.

The grand total raised was a magnificent £1,200! For those who missed it we still have a few plants for sale at the Centre to help your garden bloom.

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