Our next Open Day will be on Wed 3 Sept 2014 from 10am to 3pm.
The theme will be “stairs and steps” and we are back in Abingdon at the Peachcroft Christian Centre.
Please see attached poster and fliers.
At the Open Day, Carers Oxfordshire will be available to offer one-to-one confidential sessions with carers. If you have any carers who would be interested in one of these session, please let us know. We have a limited number of slots.
The ILC will be holding a couple a couple of sessions on how to navigate round the ILC web-site and the ILC Resource Handbook.
These sessions will be held at 12.30pm and 1.30pm. They will last about 30 mins. The sessions are open to anyone (carers, clients, voluntary support staff etc.) Again you will need to book a place.
At the end of the day Direct Access, one of the suppliers, will be running a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on ramps. The session will run from 3pm to 4pm. This session is only open to voluntary and professional staff. Again places are limited, so please book a place.
Ride 100 is a 100 mile bike ride taking place on closed roads in and around London on Sunday 10th August. It starts at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and finishes in Central London. Riders have to finish in under 9 hours. Its the cycling equivalent to the London Marathon. Neil Morris, Group Fitness Manager at the Park Club and Tom Clewley, an ex employee of the Park Club are doing the cycle to raise money for the Centre.
Here is the link for Tom http://ukvirginmoneygiving.com/TomClewley
July 100 club winners:
1st Prize – Linda Tierney
2nd Prize – Melissa Mace
3rd Prize – Tony Ball
Speak to Sue or Reception if you would like to join our 100 club, 50% to members, 50% to the centre only £5 a month.
Source Disability Rights:
This is an interactive factsheet designed to give you an idea of the help you can get. It includes links to information on benefits, tax credits, housing grants, independent living, education and other help, including help provided by your council/local authority. Select the situation which applies to you (you may fit into more than one situation). – See more here.
Source MS Trust:
The Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) programme will create individualised budgets for people with long term conditions, who will be able to direct how and where the money is spent. Funding for the individualised budgets will come from NHS England, Clinical Commissioning Groups and local authorities. Access to GPs and hospital care would still be free at the point of use. Read on.
Source MS Society:
The new MS pill Tecfidera (also known as dimethyl fumarate) has received the final stamp of approval from NICE, and should now be freely available on the NHS in England and Wales to people with active relapsing remitting MS. Read on.
Our World Cup 2014 Sweepstake winner was Gerard, well done Gerard!
A new drug developed by scientists in Oxford and Cambridge has been sanctioned for use by NICE. Alemtuzemab (or Lemtrada) is said to be a “real step forward” for those in the early stages of MS.
Boat trip being organised by Emma is now taking place on Wednesday 20th August 10.30-3.30, £10 per person. Only 12 spaces so book your place quickly.
Unfortunately Andrew Shann is no longer able to offer appointments. We have recruited a new footcare practitioner, Janet Lynn. Some of you may remember Ian Hutchins one of our lovely volunteers who sadly passed away, Janet is his daughter. Janet was really keen on that basis to come and work with our members on this basis alone. She is fully trained and runs as a full-time business. Initially appointments will be for 1hr and are available on Thursday 17th July pm, Thursday 24th July am, and Tuesday 5th August all day. Same donation rate applies. Please telephone the centre for an appointment.