Posts By: Karen Jones

Autumn Covid Booster information

The UK Government has recently released details about the autumn Covid booster. The following people are eligible for the booster: This is because the risk of severe Covid continues to be strongly associated with increasing age and underlying health conditions.  NHS England will confirm details on how and when eligible people can access the autumn… Read more »

Stress and MS

National charity the MS Trust have produced an interesting article about stress and MS with useful tips on dealing with stress and links to other sources of information and help. Stress is a common and sometimes unavoidable part of life. What someone finds stressful and how it affects them varies from person to person. It’s not possible… Read more »

Staying Active with MS: Walking, strolling and rolling – MS Society seminar, 4 September

These sessions feature a different sport or activity each month. Bringing you experts from the field who can explain how to get involved and how to overcome barriers to inclusion. They also hear from people living with MS who take part in the activity, who’ll share their experiences and what being involved means to them…. Read more »

New light touch review form for PIP

The DWP have finally created a light touch review form for claimants who have reached pension age or who have an ongoing PIP (Personal Independence Payment) award.  The form known as the AR2 form is being issued from August 2023. This form is a much shorter alternative to the AR1 PIP award review form, which… Read more »

Shingles vaccine to be available to more people

A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease, is currently available on the NHS to people in their 70s.  Unlike the flu vaccine, you’ll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year.  Most people will only need 1 dose, but some people who… Read more »

July 100 club winner

100 club winners July: Drawn by Jo Schofield 1st prize Geoff Fewings 2nd prize Julia Gower 3rd prize Nandi Ablett Sharing a total prize fund of: £102.50

Free Six Week Hope Programme for MS starting September

We have been sent the following information about a free 6 week online course aimed at people with MS: Do you want to enhance your resilience through these difficult times, rediscover strengths and increase your ability to cope? Hope For The Community CIC are running a group self-management programme for people living with MS to improve their wellbeing. The programme… Read more »