Stamp extension

You now have until the 31st of July 2023to use first and second class stamps without barcodes. Royal mail has extended its deadline to use all stamps with the Queens profile on by six months. You can also pick up swap forms from the post office.

Come and tell the MS Trust your views – new workshop date

A message from national charity, the MS Trust:

If you live with MS, or love or care for someone with MS, the MS Trust would like to hear from you!

The MS Trust is keen to hear from all people who have MS in their lives, to understand how our information and services can better serve the MS community, so that all information and services for the MS community are co-designed with the MS community.

Workshop

The MS trust is running a ‘Have your Say’ workshop at the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre on Wednesday 30 November, and you’re invited to join us any time between 11am and 1pm to tell us what you think. Don’t worry if you can’t make it for the whole session.

This is a great opportunity for the MS community to speak out on issues about MS. In return for your input the MS Trust will be providing a £10 shopping voucher to all those who participate in the workshop.

How to take part

If you would like to attend, please email claire@bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000 with any queries.

MS-UK workshop – Diet, supplements and gut microbiome – Wed 23 Nov

This online session takes a look at the popular MS diets, supplements and latest research on gut microbiome, helping to improve MS symptoms.  

This workshop reviews the MS-UK ‘Diet and Supplements’ Choices booklet which has been updated with the latest information on diet and nutrition for MS.

The booklet provides a comprehensive review of the most popular MS diets, supplements and includes a special focus on gut microbiome. To view the new Diet and Supplements Choices booklet please click here 

Date: Wednesday 23 November

Time: 11am to 12noon

Book now by clicking here.

This session is organised by national MS charity, MS-UK. You can find out more about them by visiting their website at www.ms-uk.org

Click here to book your space

The Access Card

The Access Card (sometimes referred to as the CredAbility Card or a Nimbus Card) is a card which translates your disability or impairment into symbols that highlight the barriers you face and the reasonable adjustments you might need.

This then informs providers quickly and discreetly about the support you need and may gain you access to things like concessionary ticket prices and reasonable adjustments without having to go into a lot of personal detail. Examples might include information about a visual impairment, difficulty queuing or needing urgent access to a toilet.

The card is credit card sized so easy to carry in your purse and wallet so you can use it when out and about in shops, businesses and on transport etc.. The card costs £15 for three years.

For more information, visit The Access Card website

Christmas Lunch at the Applecart

We are having a Christmas Lunch at the Applecart (beefeater) on Milton Interchange.  Weds 14th Dec at 1pm.  Please see attached menu, please note there are lots of upgrades and extras.  You will need to pay for your meal on the day (including tip) direct at the bar.  Food needs to be pre-ordered and I have to give the choices by 1st December.  If you cancel after this date you will still need to pay for your meal.

Help raise funds for your centre

Help us earn a slice of £10,000 from online shopping platform Give as you Live Online, this winter!

Our partnership with Give as you Live Online allows our supporters to raise free donations from their online shopping. It’s a bit like cashback, but the money comes to us as a donation!

If you sign up to support us via our special link and complete 3 shops by the end of the year, they’ll donate £10 to us – PLUS 100% of whatever you earn by shopping!

Find out more and sign up > https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/omstc?utm_source=charitytoolkit&utm_content=76094&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CT10kGiveawayCampaig

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Enable Magazine November – December

Presenting Enable Magazine
November-December issue

The UK’s leading disability and lifestyle title

Introducing the November-December issue of Enable Magazine.
We’re so excited to share this issue with you and your network.

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This issue is packed with support information and interesting interviews to help readers prepare for the coming months. We discuss the importance of carer respite over Christmas, and speak to an autism charity about preparing for change. Also inside, we learn about new BSL cancer support resources for members of the d/Deaf/HoH community, and go behind the scenes of the world’s largest ME and CFS study.

This year has exacerbated existing challenges for the disability community. We highlight the shocking levels of disability hate crimes in the last year, before exploring unemployment rates for people with a learning disability.

Plus, BookTrust chat about their Christmas appeal, we put the spotlight on Ellie Simmonds and her time on Strictly, and share the support available during the cost of living crisis. Enjoy all of this and much more inside the November-December issue.