Blog: Community

BMSTC Update 27th March - Help is at hand

27 March 2020

Hello everyone! Well, who would have thought we would be where we are right now!

BMSTC Update - 18th March 2020

18 March 2020

We are very sorry we have had to close BMSTC to our members at this difficult time. Whilst we hate to disappoint, the health and wellbeing of our members, volunteers and staff must be our top priority. We will continue to respond based on the advice given by the government and public health authorities.

BMSTC will be closing for all services from Monday 16th March

12 March 2020

Following the latest updates on coronavirus, the Management and Trustees have taken the difficult decision to close the Centre for all services from Monday 16th March. We hope this action will help to reduce the risk of infection, especially within our BMSTC community.

For people concerned that they may have symptoms of coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has

11 March 2020

For people concerned that they may have symptoms of coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.

MS Carers Lunch Club

6 March 2020

The next dates for the MS Carers Lunch Club are the 12th March, 9th April and 14th May.


3 March 2020

Coronavirus Public Information: Please follow all guidance being provided by HM Government and NHS regarding the containment and delay of the virus.

Where are the Severe Disability Premiums?

5 February 2020

Source Independent Living: The Court of Appeal has recently rejected the Department for Work and Pensions’ challenge to the High Court decisions that protected claimants who received severe disability premium against a drop in income when they were moved to Universal Credit.

NHS 'rapid response teams' to help sick and older people at home.

27 January 2020

Source The Guardian: Plan aims to relieve strain on hospitals by offering a visit within two hours.

It's time to look at mountain escapes with a fresh perspective.

24 January 2020

Source Winter Sports Travel: Making Travel Accessible. Winter sports are becoming more accessible than ever before. But finding the right place or activity when you're living with a challenging condition can be tough.

Try this tool to find sports and resorts in Europe that are tailored to your needs. Click here.

Reading Borough Council Consultation - Changes to Private Sector Renewal & Disabled Adaptions Policy

9 January 2020

Reading Borough Council Consultation: We are consulting on the Council proposed changes to its Private Sector Renewal & Disabled Adaptations Policy and would very much like to hear from you.