Blog: Oct 2018

Christmas Fair Saturday 17th November

19 October 2018

A date for your diary - Saturday 17th November for our annual Christmas Fair.

Benefit errors trigger £5,000 refunds

19 October 2018

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.

Physical Activity Decreases Vascular Comorbidities in Multiple Sclerosis

19 October 2018

Source Neurology Advisor: Increased levels of physical activity may lead to decreased vascular risk profiles in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a literature review published in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.

Researchers in this review searched for published articles in 5 major databases for studies involving physical activity, sedentary lifestyles, or exercise training and the impact these factors have on vascular comorbidities in patients with multiple...

The Winter Ball promises to be a great night and tickets are selling fast.

19 October 2018

Come and have a great night with us at our Winter Ball. On Saturday 10th November, together with eight other local disability charities, we present a night of glamour and fun.

You've got a friend

19 October 2018

Do you require someone to sit with your loved one when you need a break? Would you like someone to collect your groceries for you? Help with housework or washing and ironing?

Go Transylvania

19 October 2018

So far, our intrepid Go Transylvanians have traversed witches, warlocks and werewolves and travelled a total of 642 gruelling miles.

Novartis files MS drug siponimod in EU and US

10 October 2018

Source PharmaTimes: "Siponimod is the first investigational medicine to show a significant delay in disability progression in typical SPMS patients," said Paul Hudson, chief executive of Novartis Pharmaceuticals. "We are closely working with the FDA and EMA to ensure siponimod is available for patients as soon as possible."

Medical Cannabis To Be Available On Prescription ‘Within Weeks’

10 October 2018

Source Huffington Post: Medical cannabis will be available on prescription in the UK within a month, according to The Telegraph.