Blog: Sep 2018

Tips to save money - Independent Living

25 September 2018

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.

VAT Exemption on Disability Living Products

25 September 2018

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 forget that you need to get the VAT taken off BEFORE you buy, you can't claim it back afterwards...Find out...

Play our MS Tombola!

25 September 2018

From Wednesday 26th September, for one week only, play our MS Tombola. All prizes begin with the letter M or S and will be everything from Magnificent to Silly!

MS Carers Lunch Club

25 September 2018

The MS Carers Lunch Club will be meeting on Thursday 11th October from 12.30 - 2.30pm.

Extended GP access during evenings and weekends

25 September 2018

Source Healthwatch Berkshire: From 1st October, patients will be able to have access to GP appointments during the weekends and evenings.

Go Transylvania

25 September 2018

We have 100 hundred people joining us for Go Transylvania, have you signed up yet?

Link between smoking and MS clearer than ever

25 September 2018

Source MS Society: Our new evidence review shows the link between smoking and MS is clearer than ever.

Final results from the MS Risk Sharing Scheme (RSS) published

25 September 2018

Source MS Trust: The MS Trust has praised the pioneering work of the MS Risk Sharing Scheme (RSS) as the final results from the scheme are published in the BMJ today (September 24).

Fuelmii - get your car refuelled at a place that's convenient for you!

25 September 2018

Recommended by a couple of our members Fuelmii - get your car refuelled at a place that's convenient for you!

Study shows that drug slows brain shrinkage in multiple sclerosis

12 September 2018

Source UAB News: Results from a clinical trial of more than 250 participants with progressive multiple sclerosis revealed that ibudilast was better than a placebo in slowing down brain shrinkage.

The study also showed that the main side effects of ibudilast were gastrointestinal and headaches. The study was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, and was published in the New England Journal of Medicine....