Posts By: Karen Jones

News from Ellwood Cottages

Early booking is recommended to grab the remaining school holiday dates…View this email in your browser Summer 2019 availabilityPhoto – Bournemouth Air Festival (Image by dimitrisvetsikas1969 from Pixabay) We have availability at Ellwood Cottages for this summer. Bournemouth Beach is approximately an hour’s driveaway and one of the attractions, the Bournemouth Air Show is spectacular and well… Read more »

Hanging Basket Event

On Friday 10th May don’t miss out on Milton Park’s Make your own Hanging Basket event in partnership with the Nurture Landscape team.  Taking place on Friday 10th May at Park Drive Central (The Wandering Feast site), click on the link below to sign up to an hours slot.  To take part in this event,… Read more »

Motability offers manual wheelchair lease to customers

Source Independent Living:  An interesting new supplementary service has just been launched by Motability. An interesting new supplementary service has just been launched by Motability. People who lease an adapted vehicle, including WAVs (wheelchair accessible vehicles) through the scheme can now lease a lightweight manual wheelchair at the same time. The wheelchair option is available… Read more »

Scrap the PIP 20-metre rule

Source MS Society: Scrap the PIP 20-metre rule.  The PIP 20-metre rule is failing people with MS. And people are losing their independence as a result. New research shows this is predicted to cost the UK Government £92 million over three years – more than it will have saved by cutting PIP payments. Now, the UK Government are reviewing their spending for… Read more »

Mitochondria and progressive MS

Source MS Society: Small but mighty, mitochondria provide the energy that busy nerve cells need to survive. We spoke with mitochondria expert Dr Don Mahad, from the University of Edinburgh, about what makes them so special – and what goes wrong in MS. Mitochondria and progressive MS ‘I’m interested in energy production and demand in the… Read more »

Gabapentin and pregabalin – new rules for prescriptions

Source MS Trust:  From 1 April 2019, gabapentin and pregabalin have been reclassified as controlled drugs, leading to changes in how they are prescribed.   Gabapentin and pregabalin are drugs used to treat a range of symptoms caused by MS, such as nerve pain, spasticity and spasms. Following concerns about misuse of these drugs, on 1 April the law changed so… Read more »

Access improvements at 73 railway stations

Source BBC: Lifts and adjustable ticket counters will be among the new measures brought in over the next five years. The changes, part of an “inclusive transport strategy”, will help disabled passengers as well as those travelling with children or luggage.  Liverpool Central and Luton in England, Barry Town in Wales, and Dumfries in Scotland are among… Read more »

Anyone taking Plegridy?

Source MS Trust: NICE will be assessing Plegridy to decide whether it should continue to be prescribed by the NHS in England. We’ll be telling NICE why we think it should be an option. If you are taking Plegridy we’d really like to know what you think of it, your experiences good and bad.  If you… Read more »

New £1.8m research to explore cognitive screening and rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis

Source University of Nottingham: A new £1.85 million research study led by Professor Roshan das Nair at the Institute of Mental Health aims to develop a new computerised screening tool to detect the “invisible” cognitive impairments that can appear early in the life of a person living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Approximately 100 people are diagnosed… Read more »

Move it for MS

MOVE IT FOR MS 24 APRIL 2019 2PM-4PM Please come and join us for an afternoon of exercise, relaxation sessions, tea/coffee/biscuits and chat. Physiotherapists from the Physical Disability Physiotherapy Service will be running exercise classes and relaxation sessions. The classes will be suitable for people with MS of all abilities, including those in wheelchairs. Come… Read more »