Oxfordshire Unlimited

Unlimited is a ULO – a User Led Organisation of physically and sensory disabled people.

In four years they have achieved small things improving road crossing and advising on access issues in museums and parks, and bigger ones like ensuring disabled people are catered for in the Local Transport Plan (2011 to 2030).

If you would like to know more or are interested in joining their committee please ring Dave on 01865 773840

ILC Open Day – 3 April 2013

Independent Living Centre Open Day  – Weds 3rd April 2013 – 10am to 3pm

Theme: Bathroom Information on grab rails, bathboards, bathlifts, toilet raisers, walk in baths, level access showers.

At: Abingdon Resource Centre, Crabtree Place, Audlett Drive OX14 3GD  01235 524857

Bath Marathon

We would like to say a big thank you to Sara’s husband Richard who ran in the Bath Marathon and raised a fantastic amount of £515 for the centre!

His time was 2 hours 1 minute on a very cold day – well done Richard.

MEPC Plant Sale

MEPC Plant Sale – Thursday 28th March 2013, Park Centre at lunchtime.

Proceeds to MSTC.

Easter Egg Raffle

Congratulations to Pauline James who won the Easter Egg which had kindly been donated by Asda.  Happy Easter!

Wireless Broadband

We are pleased to announce that Wireless Broadband is now available at the Centre ask Sue for Wireless key code.

ILC Open Day – Wed 6 March

The next ILC (Guideposts Trust Independent Living Centre) Open Day will be on 6th March from 10am to 3pm.  The theme for this day is Leisure and Holidays.  There will be information on local clubs, local sporting opportunities, accessible holiday accommodation, holidays with care etc.  There will be suppliers bringing exercise equipment and folding equipment to take on holiday.

You can find directions and parking details on their website: http://www.guidepostsilc.org.uk/contact-us.

MS Awareness Week 2013

This MS Awareness Week, the MS Trust wants to celebrate the invaluable work carried out by the UK’s MS nurses.  Is your MS nurse a Super Nurse?  Has your MS nurse gone that extra mile?  Show your support and nominate them for the MS Trust’s ‘My Super Nurse’ Award.

Nominate online at www.msawareness.org.uk

Exercising with MS – DVD

The MS Society have launched a new exercise DVD for people with MS presented by former Olympic champion Sally Gunnell OBE.

The exercise programme contains a range of simple, gentle exercises that can help people with varying levels of disability strengthen their muscles and feel fitter.  For most exercises there is an alternative option for people who have difficulties with mobility or balance or who are exercising in a seated position.

Copies of the DVD are available at the Centre.