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Masterswitch discovered in body’s immune system

Source Science Daily: Scientists have discovered a critical part of the body’s immune system with potentially major implications for the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases affecting humans. Professor Graham Lord, from The University of Manchester, led the study, which could translate into treatments for autoimmune diseases including Cancer, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis and Crohn’s… Read more »

McTimoney Chiropractic Care starting Thursday 28th February –

Whilst chiropractic cannot halt or reverse MS, it can offer symptomatic relief of pain which comes from wheelchair use, trauma from falls and altered posture. Treatments can take place either on the bench or wheelchair users restricted in mobility can be adjusted in their chair if preferred. Chiropractic focuses on musculoskeletal care and spinal health and… Read more »

Benefit errors trigger £5,000 refunds

Source BBC: Assessors wrongly calculated the income of thousands of people during the process that resulted in people moving from incapacity benefit and severe disability allowance onto ESA. Tens of thousands of people on sickness benefits will receive backdated payments averaging £5,000 following government errors. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed it is… Read more »

VAT Exemption on Disability Living Products

Source Independent Living: For anybody who is about to purchase equipment to help them manage with a disability, don’t forget about VAT exemption. Here are the rules regarding VAT exemption for disabled people. Find out when you can buy mobility products and daily living aids without VAT, and how to go about it.  And most importantly, don’t… Read more »

Tips to save money – Independent Living

Source Independent Living:   Here are some ideas about ways that you may be able to save money on essentials if you have a disability, are elderly, and receive certain benefits, and/or have a low income. Warm Home Discount Scheme – This scheme provides £140 rebate on electricity bills during winter 2018-2019, for people who qualify. You… Read more »

Milton Park Monthly Update

28th September 2018 Issue 001 This newsletter brings you the latest and greatest stories from around the park. Welcome to the new style Milton Park newsletter. Find out about news & events from across the Park. Head over to our news & events pages on the website for even more exciting updates. Tell us your… Read more »

Nominate us for an award!

Didcot First are taking nominations for the Business and Community Awards.  If you feel the centre has gone above and beyond and you would like to nominate us for an award, please visit www.didcotfirst.org and select the ‘BACS’ tab to complete a nomination form.  Winners receive a framed certificate in recognition of their achievement along with… Read more »