Pilates class

About the Centre

Supporting you to live life with Multiple Sclerosis.

Woman smiling while lifting hands in exercise class

We are based at Bradbury House, just off Oxford Road in Reading. Here we have a fully equipped gym with specialist equipment, the only oxygen chamber open for people with MS in Berkshire, numerous therapy rooms, a small shop, accessible parking and a beautiful garden to relax in. Most importantly we have a friendly atmosphere and a lot of laughter.

We have a range of treatments that will support your health and wellbeing. As well as all of this we have a friendly social area where you can sit, have a cup of tea and take time to relax.

Our Centre is more than a building, it is a community. It’s built on positivity, self-help and the needs of our members. You will find a safe environment where MS is understood.

Our core values

It may be nearly 40 years since the Centre was started but our core values haven’t changed. Our members have always been and always will be at the heart of all we do. MS is an unpredictable condition and we do not know what treatments will be available or what support our members will need in the future. Our goal is simple: to make life with MS easier. While we are needed, and have the means to do so, we will be here so no one will have to live with MS alone. 

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Did you know? 

  • We were originally set up by people with MS in the 1980s due to the lack of support locally. We started life in a room in the Battle Hospital before moving to a portacabin in Caversham.
  • Bradbury House is the third ‘home’ for the charity and when it was built in 1999, they put the Oxygen Chamber in and built the walls around it.
  • Since the day we started, the charity could not operate without volunteers. There are 12 members of staff, most of whom are part time, and over 100 volunteers.
  • It is called the ‘Berkshire’ MS Therapy Centre yet we have members from Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and beyond. We are open to anyone who needs our help and can get to us. 
  • It is estimated that over 10,000 cups of tea and coffee are drunk in the Centre every year.
  • We are a member of the Neuro Therapy Network, a network of over 50 independent Therapy Centres in the UK, Ireland and Gibraltar. All Centres are independent but work together to benefit our members.
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