Thursday, 24 December 2015

Happy Christmas to one and all!

BMSTC will be closed from 1pm on Thursday 24th December and re-open on Monday 4th January at 9am.

We would like to extend our thanks to you for your continued support and to wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year!

The 4Bones performed at our Christmas Fair, listen to them play We Three Kings - click here!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Damage to myelin producing cells could trigger nervous system inflammation

Source MS Society:

A new study provides evidence for oligodendrocyte (myelin making cell) death as a key event in triggering inflammation in the central nervous system.  Read on.

New consultation on Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Source MS Society:

The Government has launched a consultation on suggested changes to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), focussing on how an individual's reliance on aids and appliances is assessed.

The consultation suggests a number of options including reductions to PIP or replacing it with with a one-off payment for those who receive the benefit solely because they rely on aids or appliances.  Read on. 

MS Nurse clinic at BMSTC

Next MS Nurse Drop-in clinic at BMSTC will be on Friday 15th January from 1pm, and then again on Wednesday 17th February from 10.30 a.m. Please call 0118 901 6000 to book. Please note these are available to patients of the Royal Berkshire Hospital only.

Shopping in Waitrose Caversham this month?

Are you shopping in Waitrose Caversham this month? Don't forget to use your green token to vote for BMSTC!

Thursday, 17 December 2015

A message from Motion Spot

Transformation of our accessible shower room!

Over the past few months, many of you will have seen the gradual transformation of our accessible toilets areas and shower room at the MS Therapy Centre.

The refurbishment is now complete, and I think the changes which have been made are stunning!

The design team at Motionspot have helped us create a space which is not only beautiful, but can be easily adapted to peoples changing mobility.

The shower seat and support rails can be folded up against the wall when they’re not in use, and the WC has been designed to make wheelchair transfers much easier without having to use a raised toilet seat frame.

Here’s a reminder of what the bathroom looked like before the refurbishment, and how far it’s come in terms of contemporary, accessible design:

 The Motionspot team hope you enjoy using the new bathroom! If you would like to find out more about Motionspot or how they can help adapt your bathroom at home, please visit their website