Enable Magazine: Introducing the November-December issue

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.


We’re marking the lead up to Christmas by putting the spotlight on the Strictly glitter ball as we chat to actress Rose Ayling-Ellis, the show’s first ever deaf contestant. Winter brings excitement, but it can also mean a strain on care providers. This issue, we speak to unpaid carers, the social care sector and care homes.

Inside the magazine, researchers from the Michael J. Fox Foundation reveal the details of a ground-breaking study that could change the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Plus, we catch up with the UK’s first Disability Ambassador for the hospitality sector before taking to the new Minister for Disabled People. All of this and much more in the latest issue of Enable.

Healthwatch Oxfordshire Survey – Are you waiting for NHS Hospital treatment or care?

Healthwatch Oxfordshire would like your help  – We’d like to hear about experiences of waiting for the hospital appointment or care people need. We’d also like to know what advice, information, or support the NHS has given you while you wait.

This survey is for people who are waiting now. It is also for people who have had a hospital appointment or care in the last 18 months. When you answer the questions, please tell us about your most recent experience. Or, if you have been waiting for multiple treatments, or have received one and are waiting for another, the survey can be completed more than once.

Could you please share the following link with your members so that we can hear about their experiences https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NHSWaitingListExperiences

The survey will close on Tuesday 9th November


Everything you tell us is confidential and will help the NHS understand how it can better support people like you waiting for treatment.

We are carrying out this survey in partnership with Healthwatch organisations in Bucks, Reading, West Berks and Wokingham Borough.

We will share the results of this survey with local NHS managers in a report. We will also publish the report online so that members of the public can read it and also read how local NHS organisations respond to our recommendations.

As with all of our surveys, you can contact us by calling 01865 520520 or emailing hello@healthwatchoxfordshire.co.uk we can help to fill in the survey. Or people can talk to a member of the Healthwatch Oxfordshire team in more detail about their experiences.

Should you wish to have a hard copy poster to display, please let me know and I can arrange to have one sent out to you.

Kind regards


Emma Teasdale

Community Involvement Officer

Mobile number: 07958 713812

Please note my working days are Monday to Friday

MS Self Management Programme – starts 3rd November – Free places available to book now

Hope For The Community CIC are running a group peer self-management programme for people living with MS to improve their wellbeing. 

The Programme was co-created with people living with MS, healthcare professionals and researchers at Coventry University to make sure it is rooted in science.

The MS Self Management Programme is a digital programme and is starting on 3rd November and are keen to share the opportunity to join the programme with anyone living with MS.

Dr Anna Lynall 

Project Delivery Lead 

Hope For The Community CIC 

Tel: 024 7736 0153 

Our vision is for everyone to have the tools to lead a hopeful and flourishing life 


Follow us on Twitter: @HOPE4TC 

Cake Sale

The cake sale went really well.  As I raised £335, I made a donation to the MS Centre of £100 as well. 

Thank you to everyone who generously donated and made and bought cakes in.  I really appreciate everyone’s efforts and what a great total. 

Many many thanks to you all.

Any fundraising ideas for the winter?

It’s been tough financially during covid and fundraising has been at a standstill. 

Would you be willing to raise some essential funds for us?

Perhaps you could hold a raffle for us at your work place?

Perhaps you could hold a coffee morning with your friends?

Perhaps you have some fundraising ideas for the centre?  (I will hold a christmas raffle).

Sad news

Sadly, Babs Copley passed away peacefully on 15th October.  Babs was a regular member for physiotherapy and a very determined lady.  She will be missed at the centre.