Posts By: Karen Jones

“Diagnose and adios”. This was the phrase used to describe the management of multiple sclerosis (MS) up until the mid-1990s

Source MS Trust: The Risk Sharing Scheme: What is it and how has it made a difference for people with MS? Diagnose and adios “Diagnose and adios”. This was the phrase used to describe the management of multiple sclerosis (MS) up until the mid-1990s. It’s hard to fathom today, but back then neurologists had little to… Read more »

Get around with these apps for accessible travel

Source Independent Living: Travelling around the UK is certainly not easy for wheelchair users. Many wheelchair users have, in fact, faced prejudice while attempting to get around independently. Comedian, Tanyallee Davis, recently suffered and expressed her humiliation on a train journey during which the driver insisted she move from the disabled space she was rightfully occupying,… Read more »

Making a lasting power of attorney has never been easier!

Making a lasting power of attorney for your health and wellbeing and financial affairs has never been easier! You may never need it, but it’s a good idea to plan ahead just in case! The government online service will guide you through the process to create a lasting power of attorney. Find out more here.

Encouraging news for people with primary or secondary progressive MS

Source F1000 Prime: Fox et al. present the results of the eagerly awaited SPRINT-MS trial – a multi-centre phase II double blinded placebo controlled study of ibudilast in decreasing brain atrophy in progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Ibudilast was previously trialled in relapsing MS and whilst it did not prevent the reduction of new T2… Read more »

Generation Games in the news and Powerlifting!💪 Plus new classes across the county🆕

  View this email in your browser Dear Readers, Did you see the Oxford Mail yesterday? We were featured about our Strength & Balance classes alongside a 71 year old powerlifting lady from Oxford – very inspiring! You can read the article on the following link  Powerlifting Oxford professor proves it’s never too late to lift… Read more »

VAT Exemption on Disability Living Products

Source Independent Living: For anybody who is about to purchase equipment to help them manage with a disability, don’t forget about VAT exemption. Here are the rules regarding VAT exemption for disabled people. Find out when you can buy mobility products and daily living aids without VAT, and how to go about it.  And most importantly, don’t… Read more »

Tips to save money – Independent Living

Source Independent Living:   Here are some ideas about ways that you may be able to save money on essentials if you have a disability, are elderly, and receive certain benefits, and/or have a low income. Warm Home Discount Scheme – This scheme provides £140 rebate on electricity bills during winter 2018-2019, for people who qualify. You… Read more »