Posts Categorized: Information

Not all disabilities are visible

Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around the wearer including staff, colleagues and health professionals that they need additional support, help or a little more time. Since its launch in 2016, it has now been adopted globally by major airports and venues and in the UK, by many supermarkets, railway and coach… Read more »

Accessible garden design advice

Accessible garden design advice from Mark Lane, BBC Gardeners’ World presenter and wheelchair user. “As a garden designer, I love the process of pulling together ideas, drawing up concepts, creating planting plans and selecting materials to use. I trained to become a garden/landscape designer; but I completely understand that faced with a blank canvas, an… Read more »

Why do our brains stop repairing myelin as we get older?

Source MS Society: A new study has discovered a specific gene plays a major role in myelin repair becoming less effective as we age. To stop MS from getting worse, we need to find ways to repair damaged myelin – the protective coating around nerves in our brains. Although our bodies have the natural ability to repair myelin,… Read more »

The Brain and Spine Foundation and the Neurological Alliance have launched a new mobile app and website

Source MS Trust: One in six of us live with a neurological condition. Millions of individuals, stories and experiences cannot be ignored. The Brain and Spine Foundation and the Neurological Alliance have launched a new mobile app and website to support people with neurological conditions to more easily share their experiences of care. By sharing your experiences… Read more »

Because we all care: unpaid carers

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Family carers have been taking on more responsibilities than ever during the pandemic. They are in a unique position to see what is going on, good and bad, with the health and social care provided to the person they are caring for. Not surprisingly, they are also more likely to provide feedback on care experiences… Read more »

Vaccine Scams – beware and stay safe

Sadly there are some people out there who are out to take advantage of the vaccine roll out and there are a number of scams being operated. One is a fake NHS text message telling people they’re eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine. A link directs you to a fake NHS website that asks for… Read more »

Vitamin D

This week the role of Vitamin D in the fight against Covid has been discussed again. You can read about it in The Guardian by clicking here. The role of Vitamin D has become an area of interest for researchers looking for MS treatments. The MS Society has made testing the benefits of Vitamin D supplements as… Read more »

Unpaid carers and the Covid vaccine

It was announced that the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) has included unpaid carers on the vaccination priority list (UK wide) group 6. Carers will be in a group higher up the list due to age if they are over 65. If you are a carer, please make sure you are registered as… Read more »

Enable magazine

Introducing the November-December issue of Enable magazine.We’re so excited to share our final issue of 2020 with you and wouldlove for you to share the magazine with your network. As we come into the final months of a strange year, and parts of the UK return to lockdown, feelings of isolation and mental illness may… Read more »