MS Click and Connect
Following the temporary closure of the Centre at the beginning of March, we were determined to do all we could to continue supporting our members, albeit from afar. We put together our free online Outreach Programme which has been delivered very successfully via Zoom. Following excellent feedback from participants via the members survey we are delighted to announce that we are continuing with our online offering and have lots of new things in store for you!
We are excited to be working with 3 new professionals as well as our wonderful team of regular professionals and providing an additional 6 new services making that a total of 15 activities each week. All sessions are being run as part of an 8 week programme.
MS Click and Connect offers some MS specific services which are available exclusively to our MS Members only, as well as some services exclusively for those with long term health conditions and Carers. We also have some services that are available to everyone including our Oxygen Therapy Clients and Associate Members. We feel sure that we have something for everyone and we sincerely hope you will find something that appeals to you in the attached brochure.
If you are unsure about what you can take part in please refer to the colour coded time table which forms part of the brochure.
Our previous programmes have been delivered free of charge to all participants and it has been wonderful to have been able to offer these for free. However, 6 months on, due to the huge financial impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on our wonderful Centre, we are encouraging our MS Members to make a voluntary contribution of £35 per 8 week course; this equates to £4.37 per session which we feel is excellent value.
The contribution you make will go towards helping to safeguard the future of the Centre. Our model remains the same as always – those members with MS who cannot afford to make the full, or any level of contribution will not be turned away.
There is a charge of £40 per eight-week course for those who do not have MS and again, at £5 per session, we feel this is really good value.
Our 1:1 MS Specialist Counselling is delivered via telephone and Hypnotherapy sessions can be carried out by either telephone, Skype or Zoom and are bookable 1 week at a time with the therapist. Details for these services can be given on request.
There’s also a free Book Club for all our Book Worms!
A screening form will need to be completed prior to any MS Member taking part in our Pilates, Yoga or Falls Prevention. This will be sent when the booking is made to ensure MS Members are placed in the correct class.
How do you Click and Connect?
Bookings can be made by contacting reception on 01227 470 876. Reception will give you the ID and passwords and book you onto the programme. Participants are requested not to share the log in details with anyone to ensure that the sessions remain secure and only those who have booked through Reception will be in attendance.
If you want to take part in Art Therapy which starts on 14 September please check the full details in the brochure as soon as possible as this includes a list of the materials you will need to have in advance, along with some suppliers.
If you have not used Zoom before you will need to download it onto your device using the link below. We suggest you have a play around with Zoom before joining a session.
If you struggle to use Zoom please let me know as there is some free telephone support available.
Our therapy team are looking forward to supporting our MS Members, Carers, Associate Members, Associate Family Members, Oxygen Therapy Clients and anyone with MS and we hope you will make the very most of what’s on offer to you.
If you are not currently a member of the Centre but would like to take part please call Reception on 01227 470 876.