BMSTC will be celebrating 30 years of service for the local MS community. We will be hosting an celebratory afternoon tea on Wednesday 20th August from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. There will be some special guests attending to help us mark the occasion.
Please RSVP asap to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend as we are limited by the number of guests we can cater for. Invitations are on a first come first served basis. Please note the centre will be closed for therapies on this day.
If you would like to make a gift to BMSTC in recognition of our 30th anniversary, we have set up a Just Giving page here!
Ethan and Hugh will by cycling 450km in 5 days accross 5 Countires raising money for BMSTC! Best of luck boys from everyone at BMSTC! If you would like to sponsor them, please visit their Just Giving page here!
Source: Get Reading
A £1 million project to resurface main roads across Reading is set to begin next Monday.
Some 53,000 square metres is being renewed on 19 main roads this year.
The work has been timed to coincide as near as possible to the school summer holidays and the project is expected to last seven weeks, weather permitting. Read more here
Source Disability Rights:
This is an interactive factsheet designed to give you an idea of the help you can get. It includes links to information on benefits, tax credits, housing grants, independent living, education and other help, including help provided by your council/local authority. Select the situation which applies to you (you may fit into more than one situation). - See more here.
Source MS Trust:
The Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) programme will create individualised
budgets for people with long term conditions, who will be able to direct how and
where the money is spent. Funding for the individualised budgets will come from
NHS England, Clinical Commissioning Groups and local authorities. Access to GPs
and hospital care would still be free at the point of use. Read on.
Court proceedings will begin in today to determine whether the Government’s decision to change the eligibility criteria for the disability benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was unlawful. Read on.
The new MS pill Tecfidera (also known as dimethyl fumarate) has received the final stamp of approval from NICE, and should now be freely available on the NHS in England and Wales to people with active relapsing remitting MS. Read on.
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Source: Disability Horizons
In our series of interviews with various disabled BBC employees across the business, we delve into what it’s really like working there. You can find the right job for you by visiting the BBC’s careers site, but read on to find out more about how they got into their role, what benefits come with working for the BBC, and how you could join them - click here!