Posts Categorized: Information

Shift:ms Buddy Network

The Buddy Network is the peer support service run by national charity Shift:ms that connects people newly diagnosed with MS to a Buddy, an ‘experienced’ person with MS, to lend a listening ear. Shift:ms believe that chatting with people like you helps you listen, adapt and take charge. MS doesn’t mean giving up on your ambitions, just rethinking how… Read more »

Falls Prevention Week

View this email in your browserDear readers, This week is Falls Prevention Awareness Week. We understand some people are worried about falling or have experienced a fall, so stop doing things they enjoy. We want to support people to keep moving and doing everyday activities, so they maintain health, mobility and confidence to keep doing… Read more »

Enable Magazine September/October

Presenting Enable MagazineSeptember-October issueThe UK’s leading disability and lifestyle titlRead the magazineAs we share the latest issue of the magazine, the Enable team continue to keep the Royal Family in their thoughts as they mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Inside this issue, we’re focusing on topical problems having an impact on the disability community and spotlighting support. As the… Read more »

Can you help with this research project?

Student Joni Bousie is investigating physical activity and its potential relationship with chronic pain in MS. Those taking part will have their walking and movement (gait) analysed and physical activity monitored. They will also be asked to fill in questionnaires. Joni, who is studying for a degree in medical sciences, writes: “Finding effective treatments for… Read more »

Free Meal Scheme For Carers

Free Meal Scheme For CarersOver the last year Carers Oxfordshire and Thomas Franks have been running a free meal scheme for unpaid carers in Oxfordshire and during this time the scheme has provided thousands of meals for carers and the people they care for.  We now have a number of spaces available for carers in the Oxford… Read more »

Autumn Covid Vaccine Booster

The UK Government has announced an autumn vaccine booster for Covid-19. You’re eligible for the autumn Covid vaccine booster if you’re: aged 50 and over aged 5 to 49 and in a clinical risk group. That includes including pregnant women and everyone with MS a household contact of someone with immunosuppression. You’re likely to be in this immunosuppressed group if… Read more »

Enable Magazine July-August issue

Enable MagazineJuly-August issue The UK’s leading disability and lifestyle title Introducing the July-August issue of Enable Magazine. This issue we’re celebrating the passing of the Down Syndrome Bill with three people who were involved; talking about the pros and cons of an integrated health and social care system; and discussing the need for more support for people… Read more »