Our charity art sale now extended to Monday 2nd November…

Buy original art for only £20

Postcard-sized original art sale is a great success.

Buy online now at our eBay shop

Our charity art sale is not a typical eBay auction. £20 is the ‘buy now’ price and fixed at £20 for every original postcard-sized artwork.

There are still over 70 artworks available to buy now.

Thank you to all the artists who have created and donated their original postcard-sized art to help raise funds for our charity. 

The Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire MS Therapy Centre

We are a charity that provides a wide range of support and therapies to people living with MS

Therapies

Our therapies include: neuro physiotherapy, orthotics, hydrotherapy & APS pain relief. Our MS Specialist Nurse 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.

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It’s flu jab time…

The seasonal flu jab can protect you against the kind of influenza most likely to be around in any one year. It’s free on the NHS to anyone with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and their partner or carer.

Should I get the flu jab if I’ve got MS?

For most people with MS it makes sense to get the protection that vaccines offer. If you get ill with flu, or another infection, it could make MS symptoms worse. It might even trigger a relapse. And of course, the diseases themselves can be serious, even fatal in some cases. Arm yourself with the facts about this so that you can make informed choices. There is more information on the MS Society website and the MS Trust has a useful page too. 

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What does COVID-19 mean for vaccines and MS?

There’s no vaccine for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) at the moment, but more people than usual are being offered the flu vaccine so this could help reduce pressure on the NHS.

Contact your GP to arrange an appointment for a flu jab.

We have now partially reopened the Centre

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff we have carried out a risk assessment, introduced a number of safety measures and are following the latest government guidelines to ensure we are a COVID secure facility.

You can only visit the Centre if you have made an appointment before you arrive

You should have been contacted to discuss when it is safe to return to the Centre. If not, then please phone 01234 325781, or email [email protected]

Please read the guidelines before visiting the Centre

We have introduced new entrances to the Centre for specific therapies. There are also new guidelines for the car parking, face masks, temperature checks, social distancing and more.

Please read the guidelines on this page.

Events

Online seated Pilates classes

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11.30 

Live Facebook classes on Tuesdays. Zoom pilates class on Thursdays. For the Zoom classes, please see this page for joining details. All welcome.

Tai Chi at home

Wednesdays and Fridays at 11.30

Join our Tai Chi teacher, Jenny, for her popular online live Facebook sessions. Please go over to the video page of our Facebook site to see the videos.

News

Our autumn newsletter

Read our brand new online newsletter.

Get our newsletter delivered direct to your email inbox: Sign up to receive our newsletter.

Our online, Zoom AGM saw many friendly faces

It was lovely to see so many people at the AGM, the Zoom room was full of friendly faces including staff, volunteers and our Patrons HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis and Clifton Ibbett OBE…

Read all about our online AGM

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 works on Thursdays.

01234 325781 [email protected]

Please see this page to contact Miranda, now working as Community MS nurse specialist in Bedfordshire.

2.6 challenge

See how our inventive challengers are getting on

There are a great variety of activities going on. Please encourage them with your sponsorship

Physio support

We have a series of exercise programs that have been pre-prepared by our physiotherapist.  

You can access the programs by clicking the links below and on our physio page.

Lower limb strengthening

Advanced lower limb strengthening

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

 

Information from Emma about MS and coronavirus

Emma, our MS nurse, says “Our Neurologist has stated that following government guidelines is advised:

  • – MS is a medical co-morbidity and therefore patients should social distance and if still concerned, they should self-isolate, whether on a DMT or not
  • – If you are 70+ years or wheelchair dependent then you should be self-isolating
  • – Carers working in the community e.g. 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.

Welfare benefits advice

Joanna Evan-Jones is a welfare benefits adviser for the MS Society in Northamptonshire. She can still give assistance to anyone who has an MS diagnosis who needs advice on benefits they may be entitled to. Joanne can help with the completion of disability benefit forms such as PIP or Attendance Allowance. Please email [email protected] for full details.

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.

Opening times:

From 5th August we are open for limited therapies by appointment only. Please call 01234 325781 for appointments.

We can support you over the phone, or online.

Please call 01234 325781 for a nursing appointment or we can help with exercise via our virtual programmes.

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.

GDPR – How we can contact you 

If you are a member or supporter of the Centre and would like to let us know how we can  contact you, please click the button below and fill out the form, stating your preferences.  For more information on GDPR click here

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