The Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire MS Therapy Centre

We provide a wide range of support and therapies to people living with MS.

We are a centre of excellence providing professional specialist therapies and support for people with Multiple Sclerosis in a self-help environment that inspires and empowers. 

Closed to members visiting in person

Following Government advice, and the advice of our MS nurses, we will close the Centre to members visiting in person  from 3.30pm on Tuesday 17th March, for your safety. 

We will re-open when told it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we can support you over the phone. Please call 01234 325781 for a nursing appointment or help with exercise at home.

The Coronavirus could represent a risk for our attendees. The latest advice is  that COVID-19 poses the biggest threat to those who have weaker immune systems and long-term (or chronic) illnesses, and those people should stop non-essential contact with others.

Please follow the NHS guidelines to look after your own health and the health of others. 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Information

From Emma – our MS nurse “Our Neurologist has stated that following government guidelines he has advised,
**MS is a medical co-morbidity and therefore patients should social distance and if still concerned to self-isolate, whether on a DMT or NOT.
**70+ or wheelchair dependent should be self-isolating.
**Carers working in the community eg schools, need to make an individual choice however being in the community will put them at risk. See this link to find out what social distancing means.

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Nursing support

If you would like some support from Emma, our MS nurse, please email her, or call the Centre and Emma will call you back. Emma will be working on Tuesday this week, and on Thursdays from 30th March. [email protected]
01234 325781
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Physio support

Guy Stewart is happy for members to email him should any member need any one to one advice: [email protected]

This is a Personal Exercise Program compiled and sent by Guy using PhysioTools Online. You can access the program by clicking the link below:

https://gateway.physiotools.com/Print/P.aspx…

Once the program opens, please click on ‘video’ above each of the images on the left hand side to play the videos.

 

Tai Chi at home

Our Tai Chi teacher, Jenny, has offered to do some online sessions for us. Here is the first video.

Therapies

Our therapies include: neuro physiotherapy, orthotics, hydrotherapy & APS pain relief. Our MS Specialist Nurses can help with all aspects of your MS.

We offer a number of complementary therapies such as reflexology, pilates, Bowen and oxygen therapy.

Read more about our Therapies

About Us

Our charity, set up in 1983, provides therapies, services and support needed to enable people living with Multiple Sclerosis to self-manage their condition.

If you have MS, please come and see us – there is something here for you.

Read more on our About Us page.

Annual survey.

This is an important part of our service to you, so please help us to help you by filling it in It only takes a few minutes, and you can do it from your phone! https://surveyhero.com/c/4c0529cc

Volunteer coffee morning

Saturday 29 February . 10am – noon

Join us to hear about all of the volunteering opportunities that you can get involved with. You don’t need to commit to loads of time or effort – all help is incredibly valuable. Meet existing volunteers and find out what the benefits to volunteering can be.  There’s cake too!

Find out more by calling 01234 325781 or emailing [email protected] 

Charity Sale 

Sorry, postponed until further notice. Please don’t bring us more bric-a-brac for the time being as we can’t store it. Thank you.

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Quiz night

Friday 13th March      £11pp includes supper.

Always a fun evening. Book early to make sure you don’t miss out.

Book your team of up to 6 people by calling 01234 325781 or emailing [email protected] 

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APS Therapy

Watch our informative new video about this therapy, filmed by the MS Trust and featuring our very own MS Specialist nurse, Miranda..

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Pilates classes

Join Jen for Pilates classes for people with MS, with extra sessions added due to popular demand.

  • Tuesdays (floor) at 1pm,
  • Thursdays (seated) 12noon and 1pm,
  • Thursdays (mixed) at 6.30.

Just phone reception between 9am and 12 to book your place 01234 325781.

Read more about Thursday eves here

Equipment advice 

Tuesday 6th August 10.30am – 2pm. The Disability Resource Centre will be here to answer your questions.  Open to members of the public. Free. Full details.

See our Artists’ work

Our Pop-Up Art Exhibition was a great success, raising nearly £8,000.

Take a look at our page of artists’ works – for a taster of just some of the work that was on show.

Opening times:

Monday – Friday  9am – 3.30pm    Thursday evening until 7.30pm

Deja vu – clothing – Closed from Friday 20th March until further notice.

Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm also open on the same Saturdays as the charity sale. Third Saturday of the month 10am – noon 

The MS Therapy Centre receives no statutory funding, just the money we raise ourselves through our fundraising activities.

To be able to provide all our therapies and facilities, we rely on kind donations.

Please consider donating today – there are so many ways for you to help us raise the £1,000+ a day that we need to run the Centre.

Thank You

We couldn’t do any of our good work without the help of so many people who help us financially and practically.  

Visit our Thank You page to read more.

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Thank you to the Panacea Charitable Trust for a substantial donation to the work of our Specialist Nurses in MS. You can read all about the donation here.

Our new treadmill in action. Purchased thanks to a grant from Aims2Cure, this treadmill also includes the facility for people who can bear weight, but have problems with balance, to be supported by a sling. Another tool for our neuro-physiotherapists to help people with MS maintain their mobility.
www.aims2cure.org.uk

News

Congratulations to Miranda for taking on the new MS nurse role at Bedford hospital. We are pleased that patients with a Bedfordshire GP will now have a local NHS-funded MS nurse service. This will mean some changes at the MS Therapy Centre from April, but you will still see Miranda around, and Emma will still be working as usual. Please see this page for more details and to find out how to get your name on Miranda’s NHS list.

Winners of 100 Club – February 2020

 
1st Prize No. 8 David Gates £70

2nd Prize No. 56 Marie Claude-Dowding £42

3rd Prize No. 52 Patricia Hains £28
 
 

If you would like to join in, please contact [email protected]

For fundraising enquiries please  email [email protected]

AGM June 2019 (accounts year 2018)

 The AGM was held on Monday 10th June 2019. For the first time, we held the meeting during the daytime with the view that more members would be able to attend. We will continue to hold the meeting in the daytime and will change days each year so that everyone has equal opportunity to join in the meeting.

Please find attached the minutes of the AGM, which include a report by the Chair of the year’s activities, and also our audited accounts.

Audited accounts year ending 2018

AGM 2019 minutes

Will You Take Up Our £50  Challenge? 

We have started a new initiative.  We will lend you £50, then you use your skills to make it grow and raise funds for us.  A great exercise for schools and businesses to develop business skills, team work and social responsibility.

Read more details here.

What People Say About Us

We are very proud to receive great feedback from our members. 

“We are lucky to have such a well-equipped and expertly-staffed Centre in Bedford.
“The information I can get on specific issues is really helpful.
“Networking with other people with MS is very useful as you can share your problems & successes.”

GDPR – How we can contact you 

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Registered Charity Number: 802510

Bradbury House, 155 Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9RX.

The Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire MS Therapy Centre aims to provide the therapies, services & support needed for people with multiple sclerosis.

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