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 was co-created with people living with MS, healthcare professionals and researchers at Coventry University to make sure it is rooted in science.

  • Free 6 week course starting from 27 September
  • Facilitated by trained community volunteers with lived experience of MS
  • Learn whenever you like, at a pace that suits you.
  • Learn wherever you like. You can access the Programme on desktop, tablet or smartphone. 
  • You can learn whatever you like. If you do not enjoy some of the content or activities, just skip it or bookmark it and come back to it later.
  • Share and learn from each other. We all have a story to share and we learn best with others. If you want to, make sure you join in the page discussions, forum topics and by liking and commenting on others posts.
  • Online sessions covering topics such as fatigue management, physical activity, healthy eating, stress management and more

If you are interested in signing up, please visit the Hope for the Community website

Have your say on the Government’s Disability Action Plan

The Government’s Disability Unit has recently launched a 12-week consultation, which will inform the new Disability Action Plan.

This consultation is aimed at anyone with an interest in the action the government will take during 2023 and 2024 to improve the lives of disabled people. Disabled people and disabled people’s organisations may be particularly interested but the consultation is open to everyone, including both organisations and individuals, so this is your chance to have your say.

Find out how to take part in the consultation and have your say by going to the UK Government website.

Physio-led pool classes

Neuro Aqua Power

Physiotherapist-led pool exercise sessions for people with neurological conditions

Neuro Aqua Power is a fun and empowering 50 minute exercise class! We cover strengthening, cardiovascular fitness, core stability and balance work.

Participants need to be able to access the pool using a series of short steps with a rail.

The West Oxfordshire MS Society are very generously providing a £5 subsidy per session for anyone with MS.

Venue: Carterton Leisure Centre, Broadshires Way, Carterton OX18 1AA

Day and time: Wednesdays 12.15pm – 1.15 p.m, running in 4 week blocks.

Cost: 4 week block booking of £50 (£30 if eligible for subsidy) or £15 PAYG (£10 if eligible for subsidy)

Pre-booking and initial consultation (phone or in person) essential

Contact: caroline@onphysio.co.uk

Telephone: 07702884531 Oxfordshire Neurophysiotherapy www.onphysio.co.uk

Many thanks Phil Hicks

Many thanks to Phil Hicks who has provided us with some stunning flower pots again this year. 

Lots of people have commented and it brightens our day!

Items for sale

Items for sale, all only £5 per item:

  • Paper shredder
  • Multi-purpose Bottle and Jar Opener
  • Rigid Sock and Stocking Helper (complete with instructions)!

Speak to Sue if interested……

MS Hope Programme – starts 27th September 2023 – Places available to book now!

Are you living with MS?

Do you want to enhance your resilience, 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 was co-created with people living with MS, healthcare professionals and researchers at Coventry University to make sure it is rooted in science.


What will the programme involve? 

You will be asked to enrol on a 6 week online Hope Programme. It focuses on you and your wellbeing.

  • Learn whenever you like, at a pace that suits you. Please note that the Programme is not delivered in a way for people to be on “at the same time”. It takes about 2 hours to go through the materials each week, but you can do this at your own pace and time that suits. Some people do chunks of 20mins some people do more or less whenever they can find the time
  • Learn wherever you like. You can access the Programme on desktop, tablet or smartphone. You will require an internet connection to complete it.
  • You can learn whatever you like. If you do not enjoy some of the content or activities, just skip it or bookmark it and come back to it later.
  • Share and learn from each other. We all have a story to share and we learn best with others. If you want to, make sure you join in the page discussions, forum topics and by liking and commenting on others posts.

Each week the programme covers topics like:

The programme includes quizzes, worksheets, audio and video materials, interactive activities and social networking via email and forums. There will also be a mindfulness session and an opportunity for the group to come safely together online. You will be supported throughout by trained facilitators who live with MS.

The programme can be accessed from PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The programme is not delivered in a way for people to be on “at the same time”. You will have access to the programme 24/7. It takes about 2 hours to go through the materials each week, but you can do this at your own pace and time that suits. We deliver the programme to people living with MS around the country and many found the programme helped them to feel better and improved their quality of life.

Next course date:                   27th September 2023 – ONLINE

Sign-up and more info:   BOOK NOW

Brain Health & MS, MS Society Webinar – 20 July

Talks with MS are proud to host a series of webinars in partnership with the MS Society to discuss different aspects of MS in the Black Community.

Join Terri-Louise who is the founder of Talks with MS as she guides you through an evening with a panel to discuss Brain Health & MS.

Brain Health refers to remembering, learning, planning, concentrating and keeping a clear and active mind. The panel will be discussing ways to keep an active and healthy mind and sharing any lifestyle changes and tips to manage.

Date: Thursday 20 July

Time: 7pm to 8pm

This session is organised by the national MS charity, the MS Society. You can find out more about them by visiting their website at www.mssociety.org.uk

Click here to book your space