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Join WheelPower to experience a free exercise class from the comfort of your homes. About this Event: Ella Beaumont will be your trainer this week. Ella will be taking a short 30 minute circuit aimed at keeping you fit and active during this challenging time. No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome. Members of your household can join in too!
Join WheelPower and Nina to experience a free online yoga class from the comfort of your homes. About this Event: Adaptive Yoga instructor Nina Boswell-Brown will be with us this week with a class aimed to keep you relaxed and supple during this challenging time. Nina believes that yoga focusses on the mind and brings a sense of well-being while nourishing the body.
- No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome.
Members of your household can join in too!
Provisional programme 11:00 to 11:05 -
Welcome and introduction 11:05 to 11:45 - Workout (approx. 40 minutes) 11:45 to 11:55 -
Q&A opportunity 11:55 to 12:00 -
WheelPower programmes Location: In your home or garden! Equipment - A laptop/computer or phone to access the class. - A bottle of water.
Online support for family and friends of those living with MS.
Beginning Monday 23 August, 7.30pm, over the next few months, MS Society UK is offering people the chance to join a virtual Time to Chat session with others across the UK.
This session is for family and friends who have a loved one with MS. The session will be a chance to chat, reﬂect and share experiences. Each session will be on a different topic and will be a chance to meet other family and friends supporting people with MS.
Thu02Sep2021Thu02Dec2021107, Caffè Nero, 11-13 Eagle Walk, Milton Keynes MK9 3AJ
Becoming a dad is a new experience and sometimes it can be hard to adjust to fatherhood, it can often be difficult to acknowledge that you may be struggling. If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.
The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with sleep hygiene, provide you with useful tips and techniques to help you manage your wellbeing whilst working, and support you with how to improve your confidence and low self-esteem. ⠀⠀
Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -
13 Sept - Balancing my thoughts
13 Sept - Men's mental health
14 Sept - Living with a long-term health condition
15 Sept - Sleep hygiene
16 Sept - Improving motivation
16 Sept - Fatherhood and low mood
16 Spet - Wellbeing whilst working
17 Sept - Confidence and low self-esteem
18 Sept - ACT-ing in line with new values (mindfulness)
Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required. Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event.
This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.
For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars
Understanding Multiple Sclerosis - MS are pleased to announce that Module 4, ‘MS Risk Factors,' is now open. In Module 4, you will learn about non-modifiable risk factors for MS, including genetics; modifiable risk factors; effective goal setting; and myths and controversies about MS. If you'd like to join, they are taking enrolments for September at https://ms.mooc.utas.edu.au/course/4224
BSL Classroom Courses
Our classroom courses are for learners who prefer the traditional way of learning. The classes are held weekly in a group of 12 students or less. You have focussed tutor time each week. Your tutor will guide you through the Ofqual regulated curriculum so you are ready to take assessments at the end of your course.
*All courses will be adjusted in line with Covid 19 guidelines so may need to be taught online if face to face teaching is prohibited. Please note that exam fees are included in the course fees and are non-refundable should you decide not to go ahead with the exams.
One of our priorities is to champion those who are marginalised when trying to access health care in MK.
Citizens Advice MK is working with Traverse, an independent research consultancy, to conduct research with people living in the UK who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF).
This research will be used by Citizens Advice to inform their campaign to end the no recourse to public funds policy. They are looking for ten people to take part in a series of workshops. To take part the people need to:
Be currently subject to the No Recourse to Public Funds visa condition OR have had the NRPF condition lifted in the past two years
Have been detrimentally affected by the NRPF condition. This criteria is intentionally broad because they’re interested in speaking to people with a range of experiences.
Be on either a family or work visa
Be able to participate in an online workshop in English. Migrants with English as a second language are we come to apply but Citizens Advice cannot provide interpreters.
Should someone need a little support with English or the technology needed to take part, they can support up to 5 participants attending with a friend or family member. Be comfortable talking in a group environment with other people who they do not know. This conversation will involve them sharing their experiences of no recourse to public funds.
The three workshops will happen online on these dates:
Workshop 1: Thursday 16th September 1pm - 2.30pm
Workshop 2: Tuesday 21st September 10am - 11.30am
Workshop 3: Tuesday 5th October 11am - 12.30pm
Each person will receive a total of £150.00 for taking part in the three workshops. This can be provided via bank transfer or high street shopping voucher. The results of the research will be used by Citizens Advice to develop their strategy to influence the government to address and alleviate areas of harm caused by NRPF, with a view to scrapping the scheme entirely.
Sun19Sep2021Stoke Mandeville Stadium Guttmann Road Stoke Mandeville HP21 9PP United Kingdom
Date for the Diary: MKFM 106.3 FM Tour de Vale 2021 - Sunday September 19th
WheelPower 's annual charity bike ride returns to the Aylesbury Vale later this year and they are pleased to announce that entries for the TDV 2021 will be open on April 1. After the year just gone, they are very much looking forward to seeing you all back on the start line at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in September.
Find out more about their routes, keep up to date with all the latest information and get involved by visiting: http://www.tourdevale.com
Milton Keynes SEND IAS support Workshop by the Milton Keynes SENDIAS Service
For parents and carers of children and young people with a special educational needs or disability.
Does your child need extra support with their learning? The SEND Code of Practice says that Schools should follow a graduated approach to identify children who are in need of support and to assess, monitor and secure appropriate support. This workshop provides information on what this might look like in an educational setting and how that setting should support a young person if they don't have an EHCP. Milton Keynes SEND IAS- Support Workshop
If you’re new to caring and are looking for information, Carers UK's Share and Learn session is here to help. On Wednesday 22 September, Priya from our Helpline Advisory team will be offering guidance on what steps you might need to take when you first become a carer. Carers can sign up here- Carers UK’S- Share and Learn
Fri24Sep202110.00am-11.00mVirtualLearning Disability England Members Webinar: Learn about the new Adult Social Care evidence centre, IMPACT and help shape its work
About this event
IMPACT is a new centre set up to help Improve Adult Social Care. The centre is led by the University of Birmingham.
The centre will work with people with lived experience of support services as well as people who provide services, work in policy or research
This session is for all Learning Disability England members to
- Find out more about the role of the centre
- How they can get involved in the work
- How they can influence the centre’s plans
Tue28Sep202110.00am-12.00pmThe Quaker Centre, 1 Oakley Gardens, Milton Keynes MK15 9BH
Join Carers MK for a Manual Handling (Back Care) Workshop for carers on 28th September, 10am–12pm at The Quaker Centre in Milton Keynes. The session will include care plans & communication with the cared for; Power Posture & a practical exercise & more. To book: 01908 231703 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri01Oct20217.00pm-10.30pmDenbigh School Burchard Crescent Shenley Church End Milton Keynes MK5 6EX
Tue05Oct2021Tue07Dec2021CMK John Lewis 2nd floor- restaurant
How to be an Expert Advocate in meetings about your SEND child, with Yvonne Newbold Parents and Carers Alliance MK 's are pleased to announce that Yvonne will be joining them again on Wednesday 6th October, 6-8pm This online workshop is for families living in Milton Keynes.
We're thrilled to announce our Autumn exhibition
Laura Knight, A Panoramic View
Opens 9 October 2021Laura Knight, A Panoramic View will present an in-depth look at the career of Laura Knight, spanning her entire life. A pioneering painter of women, war and marginalised people Knight had a long and successful career that saw her travel the world and break conventions. She became the first woman elected to full membership of the Royal Academy in 1936 and was the first female artist to be appointed Dame of the British Empire.The exhibition will bring together over 100 works from public and private collections, including iconic pieces, rarely seen paintings, graphic works and designs for ceramics, jewellery and costume.For more details and to book, visit our website.Dame Laura Knight, Spring in Cornwall, Oil on canvas 1914-35, Tate (c) Tate Images
900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
Sat16Oct202110.00am-2.00pmVirtualWe want to make you aware of a FREE ‘Type 1 & Tech’ online event organised by Diabetes UK, which you may be interested in or able to share with someone who is. It’s a conference connecting the type 1 diabetes community with healthcare professionals and researchers and it will take place on Saturday, 16 October 2021 from 10:00am to 2:00 pm.
The conference will be hosted by Professor Partha Kar OBE, National Diabetes Specialty Advisor at NHS England and Consultant Endocrinologist at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and introduced by Dan Howarth, Head of Care at Diabetes UK.
The conference has been running since 2018 and run by Diabetes UK Cymru team in partnership with Swansea University. This year we’ll be building on the event’s past success and promoting the conference as a UK-wide event.
The conference offers a variety of topics in engaging and interactive formats, such as live poll, and it features a jam-packed agenda of researchers, healthcare professionals and people living with type 1 sharing their experiences. This year we’ll cover issues highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic through presentations, conversations and opportunities for questions and debates with experts, as it analyses the ever-growing role of technology in diabetes care.
Sign up for the event is now open: https://eu.eventscloud.com/t1andtech21
Lip-Reading for Beginners (Online) Starting 11/11/2021 - 7.00pm - 8.30pm This course is aimed at adults with acquired hearing loss. It will provide an introduction to basic lipreading skills needed to use lipreading to follow speech. No prior knowledge of lipreading is required For further details; Email: email@example.com
Tue28Jun2022Fri01Jul2022Stoke Mandeville Stadium
EXCITING NEWS! The WheelPower National Junior Games will be returning in 2022
28 June - 1 July 2022
Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Buckinghamshire.
The Games are a great way for young people (aged 11-18) with a physical disability to discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment.
The event will combine taster sessions with coaching and competition in a range of different age groups. Today we are announcing a register of interest from schools and teachers.
Visit WheelPower's website to find out more and make a note of the dates in your diary.
They can't wait to welcome you back to Stoke Mandeville Stadium next year! www.wheelpower.org.uk/sport-events/national-junior-games-2022 #nationaljuniorgames #NJG2022
Autism Bedfordshire 's My Futures team are hosting their next session on the 27th of April. This session will provide information about the options that young people have around finding work and employment when they leave their educational setting, along with introducing them to the employment support service that they offer and how Autism Bedfordshire can help you in your journey to employment.