Posts By: Karen Jones

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 »

Final results from the MS Risk Sharing Scheme (RSS) published

Source MS Trust: The MS Trust has praised the pioneering work of the MS Risk Sharing Scheme (RSS) as the final results from the scheme are published in the BMJ today (September 24). “The RSS was a truly innovative scheme and continues to deliver real benefits for people with MS,” commented David Martin, Chief Executive of the MS… Read more »

Link between smoking and MS clearer than ever

Source MS Society:  Our new evidence review shows the link between smoking and MS is clearer than ever.  Smoking can make MS worse and speed up how fast people with MS become disabled. Ahead of October’s annual ‘Stoptober’ campaign, our independent research review shows smoking can: make MS more active worsen and speed up the… Read more »