Pip's Blog

Pip's Blog

Welcome to Pip's Blog, where our Centre Manager Pippa brings you up-to-date news from the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre and the MS community.

If you have any feedback or you would like to contact Pip email pippa@bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000.

For older posts please visit http://pips-bmstc.blogspot.co.uk.

 

Volunteers needed for Valuing Goals study

4 June 2018

Most of us have ‘goals’ - things that we want to achieve, and we think can be achieved with a bit of effort. However, sometimes we don’t make as much progress on our goals as we would like to. Sometimes things get in the way and other times we are not sure what we need to do to make progress. In addition, sometimes we lack motivation because the goals are not clearly linked to what we really value and enjoy.

“Valuing Goals” is an online training programme that helps people to...

Daily Living made Easy - free event in Maidenhead

4 June 2018

There’s no better place to discover what’s available to support independent living than by attending a public event designed specifically with that in mind.

Enter our Summer Raffle - great prizes to be won!

25 May 2018

Enter our Summer Raffle to be drawn at our Summer Fair on Saturday 16th June.

Would any of our volunteers like to win a cruise aboard Rivertime?

25 May 2018

As part of our Volunteers' Week Celebrations, one of our members has kindly sponsored a cruise aboard Rivertime on Tuesday 14th August from 11.00 am to 1 pm starting and finishing at the River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames.

Reading Borough Council Consultation on changes to the Concessionary Fares Scheme

24 May 2018

Like all local authorities, Reading Borough Council faces significant financial pressures with reduced funding from central government and increasing demand for its services. These pressures are predicted to increase in the future. The Council, therefore, needs to make savings to ensure it is able to continue to provide the services it is required by law to deliver to its residents.

To help them make informed decisions, the Council’s Policy Committee agreed in February 2018 to...

Volunteer celebration at this years AGM - 7th June 2018 - Please don't forget to RSVP!

14 May 2018

At this years’ AGM we will be celebrating our wonderful volunteers. Join us for food and drink as we celebrate the fantastic contribution our volunteers make.

The Agony of Decision-making when It’s Time to Switch MS Medications

14 May 2018

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: I’m agonizing over an important decision and it’s driving me crazy. I’m usually a quick decision-maker, but this one is tough.

Molecule Whose Fragments Appear to Block Myelin Repair Identified in Study

14 May 2018

Source Multiple News Today: A molecule responsible for preventing the repair of white matter in the brain, a process critical to treating multiple sclerosis (MS) and cerebral palsy, has been identified.

The research, “A TLR/AKT/FoxO3 immune-tolerance like pathway disrupts the repair capacity of oligodendrocyte progenitors,” was published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

White matter in the brain’s white matter is composed of nerve fibres. Its colour comes from myelin...

Have your say with MS-UK!

14 May 2018

On Monday 21 May, Laura from MS-UK will be visiting us to find out what you think they could be doing as a charity to support people in the multiple sclerosis community – people like you!

Carers Lunch Club urgently need a new volunteer coordinator, could you help?

14 May 2018

The Carers Lunch Club meet on the second Thursday of every month from12.00pm to 2.30pm. Barbara Annells has done a sterling job coordinating the club for many years, however, she has decided to stand down at the end of this year. They desperately need someone to step in and volunteer as their coordinator so they can continue to meet.

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