Events

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  • Tue
    08
    Sep
    2015
    Wed
    02
    Mar
    2016
    18.00-20.00pmThe Church of Christ the Cornerstone, 300 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 2ES

    Mental Health Forums 2015-16There are 7 events taking place, starting on Tuesday 8th September 2015 to Wednesday 2nd March 2016 - giving the community an opportunity to talk to health professionals from the local Community Mental Health Services, share their experience(s) and ask any questions regarding local Community or Inpatient Services.

    All Forums are held at The Church of Christ the Cornerstone, 300 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 2ES - except where otherwise indicated on the poster/flyers - from 6-8pm (unless otherwise indicated). Refreshments are also provided.

    The Forums are open to service users/patients, their carers, family, and friends.

    Mental Health Forum Poster

    E-alert from Healthwatch Milton Keynes Home Page

     

  • Sat
    19
    Dec
    2015
    Fri
    03
    Jun
    2016
    Milton Keynes Theatre

    Aladdin-19 Dec 2015-2.30pm

    (Touch Tour 1pm)

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels-24 Sept 2015-7.30pm

    (Touch Tour 6pm)

    Sleeping Beauty-30th Jan 2016-2.30pm

    (Touch Tour 1pm)

    Hobsons Choice-12th Mar 2016-2.30pm

    (Touch Tour 1pm)

    Chicago-17 mar 2016-7.30pm

    (Touch Tour 6pm)

    The Barber of Seville-1 Apr 2016-7.30pm

    (Touch tour 6.15pm)

    The Bodyguard-16 Apr 2016-7.30pm

    (Touch Tour 6.45pm)

    Swan Lake-30 Apr 2016-2.30pm

    (Touch Tour 1pm)

    Guys & Dolls-16 Jun 2016-7.30pm

    (Touch Tour 6pm)

    Annie-3 Jun 2016-7.30pm

    (Touch Tour 6pm)

    Captioned

    Aladdin-8 Jan 2016-7pm

    Hobson’s Choice-12th March 2016-7.30pm

    Chicago-16 Mar 2016-2.30pm

    The Bodyguard- 20 Apr 2016-2.30pm

    Annie- 1 Jun 2016- 2.30pm

     

    Access Performances 2016

  • Mon
    04
    Jan
    2016
    David Lloyd Milton Keynes, Oakgrove Leisure Centre, Woughton Leisure Centre

    MK Inclusive Tennis is running a scheme to allow people with disabilities to play tennis for free in Milton Keynes from January.

    The six week courses will be in wheelchair, blind/VI and deaf/HI for 11-25 year olds and all of the equipment will be provided.

    Sessions for deaf/hearing impaired young people will run on Thursdays from 4-5pm at Newport Pagnell Tennis Club.

    The other courses include:

    Blind/Visually Impaired Adults – Friday 9.30-10.30am – David Lloyd Milton Keynes
    Blind/Visually Impaired Children – Saturday 9.00-10.00am – Oakgrove Leisure Centre
    Blind/Visually Impaired Young People – Saturday 9.00-10.00am – Oakgrove Leisure Centre
    Wheelchair Adults – Saturday 4.30-5.30pm – Woughton Leisure Centre
    Wheelchair Young People – Saturday 4.30-5.30pm – David Lloyd Milton Keynes

    For more details on the scheme and how to get involved visit: http://www.mkinclusivetennis.co.uk/disability/programmes/

  • Tue
    05
    Jan
    2016
    10am-12.00pm(SARC) Sensory Advice, Resource Centre

    1st and 3rd Tuesday

    of the month

    Hard of Hearing Support

    Group Drop - In

    (SARC) Sensory Advice

    Resource Centre

    10.30am – 12.00pm

     

  • Thu
    07
    Jan
    2016
    2pm-4pmCentre for Integrated Living Meeting Room, Christ the Cornerstone Church, 330 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

     Every Thursday's

    Table Games

    Group Drop - In

    2.00pm – 4.00pm

    Come along and join the fun!

     

  • Tue
    12
    Jan
    2016
    9.30am-12.30pmCentre for Integrated Living Meeting Room, Christ the Cornerstone Church, 330 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

    2nd and 4th Tuesday

    of the month

    Deaf Community Drop-In

    9.30am – 12.30pm

     

  • Mon
    18
    Jan
    2016
    2pm-4pmCentre for Integrated Living Meeting Room, Christ the Cornerstone Church, 330 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

                  R.N.I.B.

     Supporting people with sight loss

     

    We would like to welcome you to the local Milton Keynes Group

     

    • Join us for the launch in MK of exciting new Social Care Campaign.
    • Find out how the new Social Care legislation

    affects you and also about other campaigns.

               

    Guest speakers: Tara Chattaway,

    Campaigns lead on social Care at R.N.I.B.   and

    Anna Chowcat, Campaigns Officer,Leonard  Cheshire Disability.

     Refreshments will be provided.

    Please book your place. Call or email :

    Padma:  01908 377058 or

    Mobile: 07429 154 931 or

    email: pscheriyan@gmail.com

    We look forward to welcoming you

     

                   R.N.I.B.

           Supporting people with sight loss

     

    Milton Keynes Group

     

    Meeting on Monday, 18 January 2016

                       At

    The Centre for Integrated Living Meeting Room

     

     

                     Agenda

     

     

    2 p.m.   Refreshments

     

    2.10  Welcome and introductions

     

    2.15      Guest Speaker: Tara Chattaway, Social Care Campaigns Lead at R.N.I.B.                  

     

    3.15 p.m.   Questions and Answers

     

    3.30 p.m. Anna Chowcat,Campaigns Officer,     L.C.Disability

     

    3.45 p.m.  Attendees to discuss local issues.

     

    3.55 p.m. Vote of thanks and close

     

  • Wed
    20
    Jan
    2016
    6pm-8pmArts for Health Workshop, Kingston Library,54 Winchester Circle, Kingston, Milton Keynes, MK10 0BA

    You are invited to the launch of the Arts for Health Workshop.

    Come along and visit this new art facility that will be used to run activities and exhibitions aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of people living in Milton Keynes. It will also be an opportunity to find out more about the work of Arts for Health and our forthcoming programme.

    The Arts for Health Workshop is supported by funding from MK Community Foundation.

    For more information email sharon.paulger@mkuh.nhs.uk

    http://artsforhealthmk.com/

  • Fri
    22
    Jan
    2016
    5PM & 7.30PMWoughton Leisure Centre Theatre

    Woughton Leisure Centre Theatre

    Rainbow Dr, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK6 5EJ

    Performances are at 5pm & 7.30pm   

    Bar available, Ticket  prices £3, £2 concessions

    Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 01908 357012

  • Mon
    25
    Jan
    2016
    2pm-4pmMargaret Powell House, 417 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes

    INTRODUCTION

    NUTRITION

    Looking after ourselves at home:

    Speaker - Natalie Coghlan, Public Health Practitioner – Weight management, Milton Keynes Council

    Meals on wheels:

    Speaker – Peter Roberts, Service Manager

    FALLS

    Prevention of falls at home. What do I do if I do have a fall at home?:

    Speaker – Liz Adams, Falls Prevention Co-ordinator, Central and NW London NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes; Milton Keynes Community Health Services NHS

    DEMENTIA AWARENESS

    Speaker – Lesley Bell, Healthwatch

    CONCLUSION

  • Tue
    02
    Feb
    2016
    10am-12.00pmMKCIL, City Church, 300 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

    SARC
    Sensory Advice Resource Centre Milton Keynes

    Cochlear Implant Presentation.

    We have the business manager of A Cochlear Implant company coming to give a presentation, also a volunteer who has had the coochlear implant will be giving a presentation about his journey.

  • Thu
    04
    Feb
    2016
    10.00am-12.00pmMargaret Powell House, CMK, MK9 3BN

    coffee morning

     

     

     

     

     

    Mind BLMK are running a coffee morning in Milton Keynes on Thursday 4th February

     

     

     

     

     

  • Sat
    06
    Feb
    2016
    09.15-15.30The Ridgeway Centre in Milton Keynes.

    An information and support event for parents and carers of children and young people with a special educational need or disability will take place on Saturday 6 February at The Ridgeway Centre in Milton Keynes.

    The event which will run from 9:15am – 3:30pm will be opened by Cllr Norman Miles, Lead Member for Children and School Improvement, and a talk by Jo Redman, World Champion Kickboxer. There will be workshops running in the morning and the afternoon on:

    • Person centred reviews and outcomes
    • Making friendships at secondary school
    • What is your child’s behaviour telling you?
    • Fun workshops for young people
    • Drop-in advice about dyslexia
    • Co-production

    Please follow the link:

    http://citiblogmk.co.uk/2016/01/23/special-educational-needs-disability-information-day-to-be-held-in-milton-keynes/

  • Wed
    24
    Feb
    2016
    10am-2pmHolywell Community Centre, Chaffinch Line, Watford, WD18 9QD

    A FREE event aimed at individuals and families who employ, or who are thinking of employing, Personal Assistants.

    HEAR FROM THE EXPERTS:

    My Life. Caroline Tomlinson

    My life is a social enterprise that connects people with their communities.

    As the pioneer of Direct Payments in the UK, Caroline will share her story and discuss effective recruitment, retention and training.

    Fish Insurance, Becky Rourke

    Fish Insurance is a leading disability insurance is a leading disability specialist. Becky will talk about Fish's Independent Living insurance policy and why it's important.

    Peninsula Business Services, Senior Employment Law Consultant

    Leading HR, employment law and health and safety consultancy firm, Peninsula, will host an interactive employment law workshop.

    BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

    PLEASE REGISTER YOUR ATTEBDACE BEFORE 22nd FEBRUARY.

    Contact: Becky Rourche, Fish Insurance

    07867467773

    becky.rourke@fishinnsurance.co.uk

  • Wed
    24
    Feb
    2016
    7.00pm- 10.30pmThe Guildhall Christ the Cornerstone Church CMK

    MK CIL Fundraiser / Fun Night Out

    Please come along and support our public fundraising event. The event kicks off from 7pm with a break for a light buffet and refreshments. Please feel free to bring along your own alcohol. There will be lots of fun and prizes to be won.

    If you would like to take part please contact Allison.carlton@mkcil.org.uk or call 01908 231344 and register your place. Teams of up to 6 people. Cost of entry £7 per person payable on the door. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

  • Tue
    01
    Mar
    2016
    Tue
    22
    Mar
    2016
    10.00am-12.00pmMKCIL, City Church, 300 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

    I am keen to get some younger members of the community with hearing loss not come to our group.

    I know it is difficult but still worth a try!

    if there are any young people interested. It is a good time to join the group because they can help plan the way forward. The group meets at MKCIL on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10.30-12.00

    ...

    The first monthly meeting consists of a presentation relevant to hearing loss

    The second monthly meeting is a coffee morning to enable members to get to know one another, support each other and information sharing.

  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016
    10:30 amThe Sports Pavilion, Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

    Taking place at the Sports Pavilion, Open University, our regular information event is back in March 2016. We will bring you more information about our speakers nearer the time. We will of course be there to meet and greet and provide a very useful networking opportunity. Please bring along your questions (and families welcome too!) and we will do our best to answer them on the day. Hope to see you there! New members welcome!

  • Tue
    08
    Mar
    2016
    Tue
    22
    Mar
    2016
    5.15-7.15pmMargaret Powell House, 439 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BN

    Aim of course

    To enable parents/carers of someone who is on the autistic spectrum to gain an understanding of the condition and strategies for coping.

    For all parent/carers  supporting someone over the age of 18

    This course will be facilitated by a trainer from MK council, the Autism Trainers (people who are on the spectrum themselves) and Carers MK.

    There are 10 spaces available at each session.

    Please contact Carers MK to book your place.

  • Thu
    10
    Mar
    2016
    Manchester Conference Centre

    The Five Year Plan

    Join us for our third annual Mental Health event in Manchester this March where those leading the five year strategy will offer practical guidance, advice and real examples to help transform and improve mental health care. You will gain a greater understanding of the forward direction, the likely impact on both services and service users, and the actions that can deliver real change.


    For the first time NHS England are publishing a five year strategy for mental health services to develop a new culture and new ways of working. Prevention, service quality and integration are at its core. The Five Year Forward View has provided a shared vision about what mental health care should like, now the vision needs to become reality.

     

    Confirmed Speakers:

    Dr Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England

    Cllr Jacqui Dyer, Lambeth Council; Vice-Chair of Mental Health Taskforce

    Lynn King, Supporting Recovery & Wellbeing Lead, Allied Health Professions Lead, Mersey Care NHS Trust

    Professor Kevin Fenton, Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

    Isabella Goldie, Director of Development & Delivery, Mental Health Foundation

    Dr Lesley Stevens, Director of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Southern and Health NHS Foundation Trust

    Isabella Goldie, Director of Development & Delivery, Mental Health Foundation

    Cllr Paulette Hamilton, Mental Health Champion, Birmingham City Council

    http://www.openforumconferences.co.uk/display.php?M=64953&C=cad83f70d208cfe6757d24a65679c16e&S=619&L=6&N=206

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2016
    Anywhere & everywhere!

    The first Disabled Access Day took place on 17th January 2015, an amazing 261 venues took part across 11 countries. Following on from the success of last year we are arranging the second event which will take place on 12th March 2016 and we hope it will be even bigger and better!

    Disabled Access Day came about after Paul Ralph, a power chair user and Euan's Guide supporter, went to a ‘try it out day’ at his local bus company: 

    “Prior to this, I had not used the bus network in my hometown because I was unsure how the ramp operated, how ticketing worked and if my power chair would fit. 

    I attended a demonstration organised by the local bus company with the opportunity to explore a stationary bus. Extra staff were on hand to explain the process of getting on and off safely. There was ample time to become more familiar with the layout of the bus and with what you need to know as a wheelchair using passenger.

    I’m now a frequent bus user.

    Chatting with friends, I thought how great it would be if there were similar initiatives, including some more informal events, happening across the country on one specific day. The idea of encouraging disabled people to also try something new that day appeared and out of it came the idea of Disabled Access Day.”

     

    http://www.disabledaccessday.com

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2016
    Thu
    12
    Jan
    2017
    Milton Keynes Theatre

     Hobson’s choice-12/032016-2.30pm

    (Touch Tour 1pm)

    Chicago-17 Mar 2016-7.30pm

    (Touch Tour 6pm)

     The Barber of Seville-1 Apr 2016-7.15pm

    (Touch Tour 6.15pm)

     The Bodyguard-16 Apr 2016-7.30pm

    (Touch Tour 6.45pm)

     Swan Lake-30 Apr 2016-2.30pm

    (Touch Tour and Insight Workshop 12pm)

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang-6 May 2016-7.30pm

    (Touch Tour 6pm)

    Annie-3 Jun 2016-7.30pm

    (Touch Tour 6pm)

    Guys & Dolls-16 Jun 2016-7.30pm

    (Touch Tour 6pm)

     Dick Whittington-17/12/2016-2.30pm

    (Touch Tour 12pm & 1pm)

    The Bodyguard-22 Apr 2016-7.30pm 

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang-13 May 2016-7.30pm 

    Annie-2 Jun 2016-7.30pm

    Dick Whittington-12 Jan 2017-7pm

    Hobson’s choice-12/03/2016-7.30pm

    Chicago-16/03/2016-2.30pm

     The Bodyguard-20 Apr 2016-2.30pm

     Chitty Chitty Bang Bang-12/05/2016-7.30pm

     Annie-01/06/2016-2.30pm

     Dick Whittington-05/01/17-7pm

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2016
    10am-12.30pmMilton Keynes Theatre Piano Bar

    Milton Keynes Theatre are supporting Disabled Access Day on Sat 12 Mar by holding an Access Open Morning and hosting two assisted performances of Hobson’s Choice, including an audio described and captioned performance.

     

    Between the hours of 10am-12.30pm you are welcome to join us in our Piano Bar where you will have the opportunity to meet with our venue Access Champions and find out more about our Access performances including captioned, audio described, British Sign Language interpreted and relaxed performances. There will also be the opportunity to learn more about our hearing equipment including our induction loop necklaces and our Sennheiser headsets, both of which amplify sound.

    Disabled Access Day - Information sheet

     

  • Thu
    17
    Mar
    2016
    8:00 pmDisability North, The Dene Centre, Castle Farm Road, Tyne & Wear, NE3 1PH

    “With an innovative approach to taste, texture and style, artisan Chocolatier Jane Williams creates chocolates with a modern fusion of tradition and creativity”.

    On Thursday 17th March at 8:00 P.M. we are hosting a fantastic evening of chocolate at The Dene Centre, home of Disability North. Indulge yourself in an evening of luxury chocolates as international chocolatier Jane chronicles the history of chocolate. Embark on a unique chocolate tasting experience as she draws on her extensive training throughout Europe as an apprentice to Swiss chocolatier Phillipe Burger.

    Exclusively this Easter, you will hear how Jane hand-crafts her famous, luxury Easter eggs using traditional Swiss methods.

    Unwind, and savour luxury, artisan chocolates as you discover the art of chocolate-making, all in support of Disability North.


    Tickets are £10.00 per head. Please pay using the Paypal button below, or email caitlinhunter@disabilitynorth.org.uk to find out how to book.

    Please follow the link for more information: http://www.disabilitynorth.org.uk/contact.html

     

  • Wed
    23
    Mar
    2016
    5.00pm-6.00pm or 6.30pm-7.30pmEducation Centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital

     We are carrying out pioneering Research into the detection of urological cancer in your local hospital and we would love to tell you about our study and show you the Medical Detection Dogs in action!

    Presentations and demonstrations taking place on Wednesday 23rd March 2016, in the Education Centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital

    With a choice of time slots: From 5.00pm till 6.00pm or 6.30pm till 7.30pm

    There will also be an opportunity to take part as we are looking for healthy volunteers aged 18-40 to donate a urine sample

     

    Seminar Invitation POSTER

  • Sat
    26
    Mar
    2016
    Everywhere

    The countdown is on for Purple Day 2016! With your support, we hope to make this year bigger and better than ever before and raise even more funds to improve the lives of those affected by epilepsy. Read on for more information about Purple Day and details on how you can join in with this year's purplest event.

    http://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/purple-day-26-march#.VqinIE2yqUk

  • Sat
    02
    Apr
    2016
    All Day

    What is World Autism Awareness Day and Light It Up Blue?

    World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), observed on April 2, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health priority. Every year on World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks celebrates its international “Light It Up Blue” campaign. Thousands of iconic landmarks, skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes across the globe unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. Individuals everywhere wear blue in honor of our community.

     https://www.autismspeaks.org/liub/what-liub

  • Wed
    13
    Apr
    2016
    Fri
    29
    Apr
    2016

    Upcoming Training at MKPA

    Sensory Play - A fun, hands on workshop creating a range of sensory play activities using materials from the Scrapstore at little cost. - 13th April 6.30pm-9.30pm - £32 members / £34 non.

    Face Painting - A practical session where you will learn techniques and designs, great for the upcoming fete season - Saturday 16th April 10am-2pm - £30 members / £32 non.

    ADHD Awareness - Gain a basic understanding of the condition - 20th April 6.30pm-9.30pm £32 members / £34 non

    Supporting Undiagnosed Children - How to put in place good practice to support their understanding - extra date due to demand - 21st April 9.30am-12.30pm - £32 members / £34 non

    Anaphylaxis Auto-Injector - 29th April 9.30am-11am - £18 members ./ £20 non

    12 hr Paediatric First Aid - various dates/timings available - £75 members / £80 non

    Level 2 Food Safety - various dates/timings - £50 members / £55 non

    To book please call 01908-263033 or email training@mkpa.co.uk

  • Sat
    23
    Apr
    2016

    On Saturday 23rd April 2016, The Rotarians of Milton Keynes will help you in your home with tasks that require assistance because no one in your household is able to safely do so. This day is part of our community service, so is free to those we help. How it works - If you have a job that needs doing, return the completed registration form below. We will check that we can do your job. Age UK Milton Keynes may telephone you to check the details. A few days before 23rd April we will telephone you to confirm everything. We will usually work in teams of at least two people. We will supply the labour and the tools for the job. We do not supply any materials.

    Because we want to help as many people as we can on the day we can only do the work that you have requested on the form and the maximum time allowed is usually one hour. We cannot work in your home if anyone is smoking during our visit.

    job registration form 2016 FINAL MKCIL

  • Tue
    26
    Apr
    2016
    Sat
    28
    May
    2016
    Halls 6 & 7 The NEC Birmingham B40 1NT

     

     

     

     

    Naidex supports Disabled Access Day

     

     

     

     

     

    Disabled Access Day is all about encouraging disabled people to visit somewhere they’ve never been before whether that’s a coffee shop, cinema, sports centre or anywhere else. There are over 1000 venues taking part from across the UK.

     

     

     

     

    http://lp.i2ieventsgroup.com/index.php/email/emailWebview?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRouvarKZKXonjHpfsX54uUsWa%2BwlMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4ATMFiPK%2BTFAwTG5toziV8R7PHKM1xyN0QWBjk

  • Mon
    09
    May
    2016
    Mon
    25
    Jul
    2016
    09:00am - 16:30pmNorfolk House West (1st Floor) 433 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2AH

    Current and upcoming groups and courses in 2016

     

    “Works for Us is a charity dedicated to helping people on their journey to economic independence and we do that by looking at every individual as a whole person—their skills and abilities, their interests and achievements, and their work histories, whether paid or unpaid.”

     

    Booking is essential. Please call 01908 200186 to book a place.

     

    Solution Focus - Mondays 9.30am-12.30pm.

                                 - 6 week course starting 6th June.

    ¨ Focus on the issues that are meaningful to YOU.

    ¨ Explore what YOU want to achieve in your personal or work life.

    ¨ Realise YOUR own strengths and resources for achieving your goals.

    ¨ Develop YOUR confidence and optimism as you take small steps to create positive change.

    ¨ Learn how YOU can keep moving forward using solution focus skills.

     

    Is This Me? - 3 day course plus follow up one to one session.

    9th, 16th, 23rd May - Mondays 9.30am-12pm.

    7th, 14th, 21st June - Tuesday 4.30-7pm.

    11th, 18th, 25th July - Mondays 9.30am-12pm.

    Would you like to take stock of your life?

    ¨ Are you thinking of taking a different direction but don’t know what it is you want yet?

    ¨ Do you have something in mind you’d like to try but feeling unsure you have the confidence to just go for it?

    ¨ If the answer is YES to any one of these questions, then this course is for you!

     

    Upcycling Clothes for Work- Mondays 9.30am-12.30pm.

                                                      - 6 week course starting 11th April.

    Learn to sew and make small alterations. Adapt clothes and use accessories. Identify suitable clothes for work and what to buy in charity shops.

     

    Growing Together - Tuesdays 10am-1pm.

                 - 6 week course starting 10th May.

    Subjects covered:  Self Esteem, Self Believe, Self Talk, Habits, Anger, Being Positive, acknowledge and affirm your strengths, plan your future and Goal Setting.

    Gaining

    Resources

    Opportunities &

    Wellbeing

    In a

    Nurturing

    Group

    Together!!

     

    Just The Job - Tuesdays 1-3pm.

                 - 4 week course starting 10th May.

    Building your transferable skills to enable you to not only find the job that you’d like, but help you to apply and interview for it.

    CV building, interview skills, communication skills, organisational skills, time management and decision making will be covered in this course.

     For more information please follow the  link:http://www.worksforus.org.uk/

  • Fri
    13
    May
    2016
    Hexham Golf Club

    Spoil a Good Walk for a Good Cause!

    Tee-Off for Disability North at our annual charity golf day on Friday 13th May 2016 at Hexham Golf Club. This year to make the event bigger and better we are delighted to be working in partnership with our friends Age UK Newcastle.

    We are currently looking for teams of four to compete. All participants will enjoy a BBQ, hospitality and refreshments at a half-way house, breath-taking views of the Tyne Valley and the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes.

    The greens at Hexham Golf Club are regularly amongst the best in the county, and the views over the confluence of the North and South Tyne and surrounding countryside are stunning. The entry fee is £250 for a team of four.

    You can book your place online by clicking on the following link: Golf Day.

     

    To find out more please e-mail us by clicking on the following link: E-Mail.

    Disability North is a free Independent Living Service which promotes social inclusion, independence and choice for disabled and older people in the North East of England and Cumbria. Age UK Newcastle working with and for older people in Newcastle upon Tyne, adding life to years as well as years to life.

  • Wed
    18
    May
    2016
    10.00am-12.00pmPatient Experience Lead, Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group, 155 Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 6RT

    This is your invitation to participate in the Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group’s Equality Stakeholder event on May 18th at the Milton Keynes Christian Centre between 10.00am and midday.

    We want you to help us comment on the evidence we have collected to make sure we are treating everyone in a fair and positive way when we commission local healthcare.

     

    You will find attached a programme, an invitation letter and more  information on the evidence we have collected.

     

    If you are interested in taking part in this event then please contact Neil Carter by May 13th, 2016 using the contact details below.

     

    We look forward to hearing from you.

     

    Regards

     

    Neil Carter

     

    Telephone: 01908 278 703

    Mobile: 0782 558 4409

    Text Relay: (for Deaf & hard of hearing people only) 18001 01908 278 273

    Fax: 01908 278 662

     

    EDS2 summary evidence and grade guide v0.3 eds2-er-grad-instrct-mar15 (1) equality delivery system 9 easy steps MK CCG EDS2 Programme (final) MKCCG EDS2 invite (final)

  • Wed
    18
    May
    2016
    2pm-4pmThe Ridgeway Centre Featherstone Rd, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5TH

    You are invited to a Celebration of Singing for the Brain® on Wednesday 18 May 2016 from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at The Ridgeway Centre Featherstone Rd, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5TH

    Please R.S.V.P. to

    suebinnie33@gmail.com

    or call Alzheimer’s Society on 01296 331722

    by 3 May 2016

    Dementia Awareness Week

    15 – 19 May 2016

    Come and experience Singing for the Brain® for yourself - a service which is enjoyed by many people living with dementia and their carers - and help us spread the word

  • Thu
    19
    May
    2016
    10.30-12.00Milton Keynes Centre, Midsummer Place

    Apple are inviting people into their store for a workshop:

    I can advise that we are running the following accessibility workshop showcasing some of the features of our products specifically for deaf and hard of hearing users on 19th May at our store.

    Discover Accessibility: Hearing for iPad and iPhone 10:30-12:00...
    At this workshop, you’ll learn more about the features on iPad and iPhone that assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Learn how to enjoy films, videos and podcasts using captions and mono audio, and explore how the Messages app and vibrating alerts make it easier to communicate.

    If you’d be interested in attending and also would like invite any members of the MK Deaf Zone or other groups you know, please feel free to reserve a place via our Milton Keynes Web page on this link

    https://idmsa.apple.com/IDMSWebAuth/signin?appIdKey=990d5c9e38720f4e832a8009a0fe4cad7dd151f99111dbea0df5e2934f267ec8&language=GB-en&segment=R269&grpcode=g001&view=8&paramcode=h008&path=%2Fworkshops%2FR269%2FreservationConfirmation&path2=%2Fworkshops%2FR269%2FreservationConfirmation

  • Thu
    19
    May
    2016
    6:00 pmArts for Health workshop, which is upstairs at the Kingston Library, Winchester Circle, MK10 0BA

    You are invited to join us for the opening night of the One in Four exhibition at 6pm on Thursday 19th May at the Arts for Health workshop. In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week 2016, Arts for Health (Milton Keynes) and Rethink Mental Illness have organised an art exhibition aimed at sharing information about mental illness and reducing the associated stigma. The exhibition will feature artwork by people affected by mental health problems, created in collaboration with  artists Karen Raingold and Charlie Henry.

     

    Karen Raingold’s collaboration used photography and collage to explore statistics, facts and stereotypes. The resulting work gives an insight in to how stress, anxiety and depression affects people as well as challenging some common perceptions.

     

    Charlie Henry worked with the group to create boxes of calm,  hidden treasures aimed at providing a mini sanctuary.  As well as creating boxes of calm for display in the exhibition, the group have also produced as series of boxes which will be left in public spaces as gifts to anyone who finds them.

    As well as a chance to see the artworks the opening night also offers a DJ set from PUL53WIDTH as well as poetry from the Repton House poetry group.

     

    The exhibition will be open to the public 1pm – 4pm Friday 20 May and Saturday 21 May 2016.

     

    For more information contact 01908 996124 or sharon.paulger@mkuh.nhs.uk

    artsforhealthmk.com/2016/05/10/one-in-four-2/

  • Thu
    19
    May
    2016
    Thu
    07
    Jul
    2016
    5.00pm-8.00pmBletchley Yourth Centre

    Researchers at the Open University are looking into ways that technology could improve public transport in MK. We’d like to invite you to an event we’re running to discuss transport issues in the city, and think about what you’d to to solve them. It will be a lively and engaging evening, discussing an important topic. Your views could influence how public transport works in MK in the years to come.

    The event will be held in the Bletchley Youth Centre THIS THURSDAY 19th May, 5-8pm, with a follow up event on 7 July, 5-8pm.

    Refreshments will be provided.

    Please follow the link for more information: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c4386cb7d45690f9ad65f1f0d&id=8aedd123d5&e=c62e1ed9e5

  • Fri
    20
    May
    2016
    10.00am-12.00pmMilton Keynes

    “All Hands on Deck” – DAA Milton Keynes event 20 May 2016

     

    On Friday 20 May between 10.00 and 12.00 during Dementia Awareness Week the DAA MK is arranging various awareness raising activities in locations around Milton Keynes.  At 11.00 am the plan is to link hands and spend a few minutes remembering people we have known with dementia and their carers and sharing these memories with those whose hands we are holding.  The event will use the strap line "All Hands On Deck". 

    The Alzheimer's Society All Hands on Deck Activity group is a vibrant group for people with dementia aged under 65.  This strapline also encompasses "A Million Hands" partnership with the Scouts Association.  A Million Hands offers Scouts four issues - including dementia - that they can choose between to work towards their Community Impact badge, as well as contributing to other badges and awards. We are hoping to involve the Scouts Association in the 20 May event both in preparation and on the day.  Mark Lancaster MP, Iain Stewart MP and Steve Coventry MK Mayor are all supporting this event.   It is hoped to make this an annual event during Dementia Awareness Week.   The linking hands in The Centre MK is either going to take place in Queen's Court.  It is hoped to involve as many retailers as possible in The Centre MK - John Lewis have started the ball rolling - along with other supporters, shoppers etc.   It is envisaged that there will be some musical activity (Junction 14 (barbershop) and Singing for the Brain (Alzheimer's Society) volunteers) and 3-4 tables offering literature and support for:

    Alzheimer's Society services Dementia Action Alliance Milton Keynes information (participant organisations can display materials) Dementia Friends information   We are encouraging people to wear something in the colour blue - Forget-Me-Not - and there will be a supply of air filled blue Alzheimer's Society balloons where it is possible for these to be used .   There will be similar hand holding events in the following locations:   Intu - Oak Court (confirmed) - support from Intu Management and it is hoped retailers.  Iain Stewart MP has confirmed his attendance. Kingston Centre - Outside Tesco (confirmed) - support from the Kingston Centre Manager and the Community Relations Manager at Tesco plus local retailers   Interest has also been expressed by a number of other organisations in and around Milton Keynes, and it is hoped that where it is not possible for people to get to one of the main venues they will have an Awareness Raising activity in their place of work/community centre/leisure centre/sports ground/home/school/library.

     

    A memory tree with branches or MDF tree-shaped board with blue labels or post-its to tie/stick on remembering by name a person affected by dementia is one idea which has been suggested.

       As far as other volunteering is concerned, help on the day would be very much appreciated and any publicising of the event which you can do through your contact channels would be very much appreciated.   

    Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any queries.  Mazzafish100@hotmail.com. You will realise that this is still a work in progress and any ideas for further promoting this event would be welcome. 

    Thank you in advance.  

  • Thu
    26
    May
    2016
    Sat
    28
    May
    2016
    Silverstone Circuit

    Visit The Mobility Roadshow, incorporating Get Going Live! – the premier UK event for accessible vehicles and adapted driving

     (Silverstone, Northants. 26-28th May 2016)  

    If you are a passenger or driver with disabilities or restricted mobility, visit The 2016 Mobility Roadshow, incorporating Get Going Live! for exciting test-driving opportunities, specialist vehicle demonstrations and the chance to try a wide range of adapted driving controls. 

    • Test drive adapted and wheelchair-accessible vehicles, whether as a Motability customer or for private ownership, around the iconic Silverstone circuit – for free!  Registration for all test drives is now open: www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk  
    • See the largest range of adapted driving controls all in one location – push/pull hand controls, floor mounted controls, left foot accelerators, lightened power steering, ring accelerators, specialist electric triggers, 4 way joystick steering, electric mini wheel steering, remote secondary controls and more  
    • Get Going Live! – the specialist feature for young and novice drivers with disabilities – research all the options for your first adapted vehicle and seek advice from the experts, plus take your first drive at Silverstone!  
    • Experience hands-on a wide range of innovative mobility products including wheelchairs, mobility scooters and trikes through to self-lifting ramps and car boot hoists  
    • Plus: exciting Let’s Play! Sports Zone – come and tryBoccia, Disability Tennis, Powerchair Football and Wheelchair Basketball for the first time  
    • Amazing ‘Golden Ticket’ prizes to be won every day including an accessible Aerobility trial flight, a triple accessible supercar experience from iCAN and an iPAD Air!FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER TOO!
    • TO PRE-REGISTER FOR TEST DRIVES AND FOR ALL THE LATEST EVENT NEWS: www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk
  • Mon
    06
    Jun
    2016
    Sun
    12
    Jun
    2016
    Everywhere

    Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

    This year we're focusing on building Carer Friendly Communities. Communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.

    Carers Week is brought to life by the individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

     

    http://www.carersweek.org/

  • Wed
    08
    Jun
    2016
    9.30am-12.00pmMargaret Powell House, 439 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BN

    This year Carers MK is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary and to celebrate, we are inviting carers to enter our Bake Off Competition on

     

    • Bringing together over 15 organisations from the local community providing information and advice including: Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Bucks Fire & Rescue, Wiltshire Foods, RNIB MK, Healthwatch, PACA, MK Centre for Integrated Living, Samaritans and more…..

     

    •  
    • Opportunity to apply for the Carers Discount Card on the day
    •  
    • “Bake Off” Competition!
    • This year Carers MK is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and to   celebrate, we are inviting carers to enter our Bake Off competition. The bakes will be judged on the day and the winner will receive a prize. If you would like to enter the competition then please email or call Carers MK on 01908 231 703 or email mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org

    The bakes will be judged on the day and the winner will receive a prize.

    • Bringing together over 15 organisations from the local community providing information and advice including: Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Bucks Fire & Rescue, Wiltshire Foods, RNIB MK, Healthwatch, PACA, MK Centre for Integrated Living, Samaritans and more…..

     

    •  
    • Opportunity to apply for the Carers Discount Card on the day
    •  
    • “Bake Off” Competition!
    • This year Carers MK is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and to   celebrate, we are inviting carers to enter our Bake Off competition. The bakes will be judged on the day and the winner will receive a prize. If you would like to enter the competition then please email or call Carers MK on 01908 231 703 or email mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org

    ur aprons and get out those scales!

     

    If you would like to enter the competition, please contact Carers MK                            

    via email mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org or call 01908 231703

  • Fri
    10
    Jun
    2016
    Fri
    24
    Jun
    2016
    The Church of Christ the Cornerstone, 300 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES.

    We are very excited to announce BucksVision are holding a series of focus days in June aimed at bringing people with sight loss and the support and equipment they may benefit from, together.

    Venues:

    Friday 10th June- The Church of Christ the Cornerstone, 300 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES.

    Friday 17th June- Aylesbury Methodist Church and Centre, Buckingham Street, Aylesbury, Bucks. HP20 2NQ.

    Friday 24th June- The Hub, Easton St, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 1NJ.

     Time: 10am until 3pm (set up from 9:15am)

    Closing date for booking: Friday, 20th May 2016

     

    The focus days will be designed to reach people with sight loss at a local level; it would be fantastic if you could join us on the day.

     

    If you wish to book a place for these focus days or to find out more, please contact me? on 01296 487556 or email vreid@bucksvision.co.uk

     

    We very much look forward to welcoming you and other exhibitors and working together to support people with Sight Loss in Buckinghamshire.

     

    Kind regards,

     

    Victoria Reid

    Office Assistant and Hospital Service Volunteer Coordinator

  • Wed
    15
    Jun
    2016
    Centre for Integrated Living Meeting Room, Christ the Cornerstone Church, 330 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

    CANCELLED

    Due to current circumstances we have decided that we do not have the staffing capacity to run the quiz night planned for the 15th June

  • Tue
    12
    Jul
    2016
    Tue
    13
    Dec
    2016
    Centrecom Meeting Place, 602 North Row, (Behind MK Library) Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ

    Programme July to December 2016

    Tuesday 12th July 

    We welcome again Julie Edwards from the Macular Society to update us on Current Treatments and Research For Macular Diseases

    Tuesday 9th August

    Summer Tea Party

    Come along for our social afternoon with delicious refreshments, Hazel's popular quiz or game and a raffle.

    Tuesday 13th September

    Low Vision Clinic:  Louise James, Optometrist from the Eye Clinic at Milton Keynes Hospital, will tell us about the services offered to help us make the most of our sight and how to be referred to the clinic.

    Tuesday 11th October

    Behind the Curtain at MK Theatre: Lynda Maude is giving us a brief history of Milton Keynes Theatre, telling us about the shows it puts on with some stories behind hem, as well information on the access facilities available such as touch tours and described performances. 

    Tuesday 8th November

    British Wireless for the Blind Fund: Simon Parsons, Regional Development Manger for BWFBF is demonstrating some of the listening products available including the popular Sonata radio, and how they can be provided.

    Tuesday 13th December

    Our 6th AGM is followed by the Christmas social meeting with seasonal refreshments, fun quiz or game,& a raffle.

    For further details please contact Meggie on 01908 319292

  • Sat
    16
    Jul
    2016
    2pm-6pmWALNUT TREE SPORTS GROUND, MK7 7DE

     

    WALNUT TREE SPORTS GROUND, MK7 7DE

     

    ENCOMPASS, NEON, MK SNAP CHOIR, MACINTYRE GLEE CLUB

     

    SPORTS AND GAMES INCLUDING

    FOOTBALL, CRICKET, YOGA, BIKES, BOWLS,

    BADMINTON, TENNIS & MORE

     

    DO IT YOURSELF ARTS & CRAFTS / ART EXHIBITION

    INFORMATION STANDS & STALLS

    REFRESHMENTS

     

    MK DAD A4 Poster 2016

  • Wed
    20
    Jul
    2016
    Thu
    25
    Aug
    2016
    Gallery 200, 200 Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 1LT

    Did I Do That? 

    Over the past few years the word Dementia has been one that we hear more often, which is not surprising considering recent statistics state that around 800,000 people in the UK have dementia. The Art and Dementia programme at Arts for Health Milton Keynes is run in the belief that art can help override the stress and confusion of memory loss.

    Featuring the work of people living with dementia, their carers and associate artists the exhibition Did I Do That?showcases artwork produced in our Arts and Dementia programme. 

    Did I Do That?does not explore dementia as a theme but rather presents an opportunity to showcase the work produced by people living with dementia. The exhibition demonstrates both the therapeutic benefits of creativity and the potential of people with dementia.

    Alongside this work, the exhibition also includes work produced by our associate artists, exploring how community work can inform artistic practice.

    This work has been supported by funding from MK Community Foundation

     

     

  • Fri
    22
    Jul
    2016
    Fri
    16
    Sep
    2016
    10am-12pmRivers Centre, Trent Road Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 7BB

    Lip-reading at Community Learning MK

    For more information or to book your place please contact Enrolments: Tel. 01908 556760


    New ten-week class starting 23rd September 2016

    Fridays 9am until 11am – Cost £113 (concessions £90)

    Further concessions if referred by GP or Audiology

    www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/clmk

    01908 556700

    Tel: 01908 556700

    Lip-reading (Mixed-level)

    Do you find communication a challenge due to hearing loss?

    Lip-reading classes offer opportunities to improve lip-reading skills, develop communication strategies and gain more information from non-verbal clues.
    Rivers Centre, Trent

    Lip-reading poster 2016a pdf

     www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/clmk

    Lip-reading Club

    Friday mornings 10am to 12 noon

    starting Friday 22nd July-until Friday 16th September

    Lip-reading club 2016 pdf (003)

  • Mon
    25
    Jul
    2016
    Mon
    26
    Sep
    2016

    Dementia support worker provide information and support to people with dementia and their carers by telephone and face to face. Visits can be arranged in people's homes or at our office. If you would like to speak to someone, please telephone to arrange a suitable appointment. 

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  • Tue
    02
    Aug
    2016
    Tue
    09
    Aug
    2016
    10:00 amMK Gallery

     

    Early Years (freelance) opportunity at MK Gallery

     

    Closing date 10am, Tuesday 2 August | Interviews to be held at MK Gallery on Tuesday 9 August

     

    MK Gallery’s Learning Team seeks a confident and enthusiastic individual to support the delivery of a 12 week Start the Art Programme in the Brooklands area. The successful applicant will have experience of working with children and families and support the team to further develop partnerships with new and current audiences and Brooklands Farm School.  Please download an application pack for more details.  Please share with your contacts and networks, which would be greatly appreciated.

     

    For further information about the Learning Programme please visit www.mkgallery.org/learning or ‘like’ our MK Gallery Learning Facebook page

     

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016

     

     

    Thames Path - Your Challenge, Your Way

    When: 10-11 September

    Explore the Thames like you never have before. Voted one of the world's best urban treks, the Thames path is unique with beautiful scenery that's steeped in history, and is right on your doorstep. Take your pick from the four unique challenges and choose your distance and pace. You can walk, jog or even run! You'll get full support all the way - with food, drink and great hospitality.

     

     

     

    Full Challenge

     

     

    One for the seasoned walkers! Either take on the 'Full Challenge' - 100km from Putney Bridge to Henley - 50km half, or a 25km quarter section.

     

     

     

     

     

    Thames Bridges Trek

     

     

    Or get a tour of London with the 'Thames Bridges Trek' - 25km through central London over 16 historic bridges.

     

     

     

     

     

    The Henley 10K

     

     

    Get your family involved with 'The Henley 10K'. With it's riverside location it's a great 'mini' challenge. Bring the family along to enjoy the BBQ and rides that meet you at the finish line.

     

     

     

     

     

    Oxford to Henley Challenge

     

     

    NEW this year, why not challenge yourself with the 'Oxford to Henley Challenge'. At 84km, it's double the distance of a marathon!

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Wed
    14
    Sep
    2016
    6:00 pmThe Venue MK, Walton High, Fyfield Barrow, Milton Keynes MK7 7WH

    Come along and be part of your local hospital’s Annual Review of 2015/16.


    Hear first-hand how your hospital is doing and improving facilities for patients. Plus, there is also the opportunity to visit information stands from various departments and organisations.

    For more information, or to reserve your place, please call 01908 996235 or email: Foundation.Members@mkuh.nhs.uk

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  • Thu
    15
    Sep
    2016
    8:30am - 4:45pmAmerica Square Conference Centre, London

    Mental Health: Forward Thinking – Delivering the Strategy September 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:45 pm America Square Conference Centre, London

    As we are now on our fifth biannual national mental health conference the programme, delegates and sponsor slots are going fast Are you able to make the day? Would you like any further information? Confirmed to speak: Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, Mind; Chair of NHS England Mental Health Taskforce “The NHS Five Year Forward View: Setting the direction for transformation” The next five to ten years are about building the foundations for the next generation and driving real transformation. Key actions for the NHS include ensuring that people have greater access; services are designed in partnership; inequalities are reduced; care is integrated across physical, mental and social needs; and prevention strategies are prioritised for key moments in life. Chair: Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health Read More Programme

     “We are saying to the NHS, to government, to industry, to local leaders and to the public that mental health must be a priority for everyone.” Paul Farmer, Chair of the Mental Health Taskforce Strategy. “For too long there hasn’t been enough focus on mental health care in this country,” Prime Minister David Cameron.

    If you would like to know more about this event, please click here

    For more details and to register your place

    Click here

    Alternatively, reply to this email and we will come back to you as soon as possible

    Regards,

    Daniel Snape

    daniel@ofenews.co.uk Head of Sponsorship Open Forum Events

    0161 376 9007

  • Fri
    16
    Sep
    2016
    6.30pm-8.30pmArts Gateway MK, Norfolk House, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2DN

     

    Chat Shack is back by popular demand!

    Come and make new friends, renew old acquaintances, develop your social network.

    Refreshments available

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  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016
    London’s ExCeL

     

    We’re hoping you can help us promote MS Life within your organisation and community.  We’d like everyone affected by MS to know about MS Life and to have the opportunity to attend.

     

    We have lots of leaflets and posters for you to display and give out. If you would like us to send them to you, please let us know your address and how many you’d like.

    So what is MS Life?

    MS Life is the biggest free lifestyle event for people with multiple sclerosis in Europe. People from all over the world come to the event to hear top scientists talk about the latest research, go to workshops that will help you live well with MS, and make new friends. MS Life 2016 is gearing up to be a great event. We have already confirmed a programme of fascinating research talks alongside our interactive Science zones with activities for the whole family. There are a variety of workshops to attend over the weekend, including sessions on symptom management and work and benefits, through to demonstrations from top chefs, and a chance to get involved in yoga, dancing and other accessible activities in our Get Active zone. There will also be an MS Spa offering a little pampering and relaxation.

    How do I book?

    MS Life takes place at London’s ExCeL on 17 and 18 September, to book your FREE place, visit www.mssociety.org.uk/mslife, or call 0300 500 8084.

    How else can I help?

    If you’d like to promote MS Life on social media we also have a number of shareables that you can use – just email mslife@mssociety.org.uk and we’ll send them across.  Using the hashtag #mslife2016 will also help direct people to online content for the event.

    Any help you can lend to promoting the event is greatly appreciated and we hope to see you at MS Life 2016!

  • Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016
    London

    Going the Distance walk in London on 18 September. People can register to take part for just £10 (or £5 for SIA members – it’s free to sign up so worth doing). There are two routes around London’s most iconic bridges – an eight mile route and a more family friendly and accessible four mile route. People can sign up at www.spinal.co.uk/events/going-the-distance-2016-london-bridges-walk

    Walk London’s most famous bridges on an 8 mile
    sponsored walk to help rebuild lives after spinal cord injury.
    Registration includes:
    - Special Event T-Shirt
    - Goodie Bag
    - Refreshments

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  • Tue
    20
    Sep
    2016
    6pm-8pmMilton Keynes Christian Centre in Oldbrook, MK6 2TG.

    Find out more about local healthcare services in Milton Keynes at AGM

    NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group, organisation responsible for the healthcare of more than 250,000 people in Milton Keynes, invites you to its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on

    A health and social care market place exhibition to showcase the work of our partners will be open and refreshments available from 5.30pm.

    To register your attendance, please call 01926 353810 or email communications@ardengemcsu.nhs.uk stating ‘Milton Keynes AGM’.
    We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Mon
    26
    Sep
    2016
    Waddesdon Manor

    This is a singing and song writing initiative for people with memory problems and all forms of dementia and for their companions run by Turtle Key Arts in conjunction with The Royal College of Music and English Touring Opera . If you are interested, please telephone Charlotte Cunningham on 020 8964 5060. Please note the Society does not endorse or recommend the service but felt you may be interested in knowing this is to take place locally.

     

    We hope you find the service sheet useful and informative however if you do not wish to continue to receive these emails please click HERE

    Services Information Sheet MK- Autumn 2016

    TS Waddesdon Manor Autumn 2016

  • Mon
    26
    Sep
    2016
    Mon
    28
    Nov
    2016
    2.00pm-4.00pm Centre for Integrated Living, Christ the Cornerstone Church, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3ES

     

    R N I B  and Action on Hearing Loss are jointly offering an opportunity for you to get help with your queries on digital devices such as smart phones, I-pads, tablets, laptops etc.

     

    There will be  a project to run 4 once a month sessions on the following dates:

    Monday, 26 September.

    Tuesday, 1 November;

    Monday, 28 November and

    Monday, 19 December 2016 has been CANCELLED

     

    All sessions will be in the large meeting room, Centre for Integrated Living, Christ the Cornerstone Church, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3ES between 2 and 4 p.m.

    Please note these are not training sessions.  It is essential to  book a place when a time slot of 20 minutes per attendee will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

     

    Two volunteers (one specialist to help the visually impaired and one specialist to help the hard of hearing candidate), have kindly agreed to sort out your queries. 

     

    It is essential to book a place and state your precise queries  at least three days before each session by e-mailing Padma to her address:

    pscheriyan@gmail.com

     

    It is not possible to take your queries over the phone.

     

    We look forward to your booking.

     

     

     

  • Mon
    03
    Oct
    2016
    Thu
    08
    Dec
    2016
    12.30- 3.00pmNorfolk House West (1st Floor) 433 Silbury Boulevard Central Milton Keynes MK9 2AH

    D&I flyerIPS flyerDiversity & Inclusion

    6 week course - Thursdays 12.30-3pm

    3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November, 1st & 8th December 2016

    ...

    This course is design to help you tackle discrimination, be aware of your rights and entitlements and to build your confidence in challenging situations.

    What will I learn?

    You can learn to:

    • Understand the responsibilities of others as stated by the Equality Act 2010
    • Understand what is meant by discrimination and be able to recognise the different types
    • Understand the importance of language and non-verbal communication
    • Recognise the dangers of stereotyping based on appearance and experience
    • Identify different support networks and how to access them.
    • Develop a next steps plan

    For more information please follow the link:http://us13.campaign-archive1.com/?u=21f0a26e4e13aa64ff3997002&id=cfb4aed60d&e=ab94d147fe

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    Milton Keynes Centre Middleton Hall

    Just to let you know that we have a date for this years Healthwatch event in Middleton Hall – it will be held on Thursday 6th October, we have been assured that Thursdays are busier than Tuesdays by the City Centre Management, unfortunately we were unable to get a Saturday date as they are fully booked.  The good news is that we do not anticipate a price increase.  You do not need to do anything just yet but I thought it would be helpful to know the date well in advance.  If you know of any other groups or people working in a health- related field that may be interested in a stand please ask them to get in touch with Healthwatch and we will include them when we send out the initial information.

     

    For those of you with groups if you would like me to visit your group, talk to your members and gather any issues they have then do not hesitate to get in touch.

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  • Mon
    10
    Oct
    2016
    7:00 pmMK Gallery
     

    World Mental Health Day MK - Screening and Exhibition

    Monday 10 October / 7pm / Free

     

    Book tickets

     

    A collaboration between Milton Keynes citizens with an interest in raising awareness and tackling stigma in relation to Mental Health. 

     

    Rocks in My Pockets (2014)

    Dir. Signe Baumane / 88 mins

     

    Rocks In My Pockets is a story of mystery and redemption. The film is based on true events involving five women of Signe Baumane's family, including herself, and their battles with depression and suicide. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one's own DNA. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and a twisted sense of humour. It is an animated tale full of art, women, strange daring stories, Latvian accents, history, nature, adventure and more.

    http://www.rocksinmypocketsmovie.com

    Alongside the screening, there will be a presentation of artworks created during workshops delivered by Arts for Health. 

    https://www.facebook.com/WMHDMK

  • Mon
    10
    Oct
    2016
    7.00pm-10.00pmMK Gallery

    Getting together to celebrate World Mental Health Day, we are holding a Music Evening at MK Gallery on the 10.10.16. Both events will have a cash bar.

    The film has been specifically chosen to reflect how, many years of depression can be overcome enabling one to integrate back into family and community.

    There will also be an Art exhibition supported by MK Arts for Health at the same gallery evening, this will feature art works created by individuals with lived experience of mental health illness.

    At the gallery event there will be a chance to talk about mental health and find out more about the support available locally.

    9th October 2016 Cock Hotel, High Street Stony Stratford

    7:00 to 10:00 The Zeroes

    + local MC

    10th October 2016 MK Gallery

    Midsummer Boulevard

    7:00 to 10:00

    Rock in My Pockets

    Art Exhibition

    Places are free but limited - for booking details check out

    Facebook WMHDMK

    https://www.facebook.com/WMHDMK/)

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    The Zereos, 9.10.16

    http://www.mkgallery.org/events/2016_10_10/ world_mental_health_day_mk_screening_and_exhibition/

    Rocks in My Pockets 10.10.16

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  • Wed
    12
    Oct
    2016
    19.00-22.30Guildhall, Christ the Cornerstone Church

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    Please come along and support our public fundraising event. The event kicks off from 7pm with a break for nibbles.

    Teas & coffees 

    Raffle 

    Please feel free to bring along your own alcohol. There will be lots of fun, and prizes and to be won.

    If you would like to take part please contact Kim.Burchell@mkcil.org.uk or call 01908 231344 and register your place. Teams of up to 6 people. Cost of entry £6 per person payable on the door. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

     

  • Thu
    13
    Oct
    2016
    Wed
    30
    Nov
    2016
    1.30pm- 3.30pm

    CALLING ALL EMPLOYERS OF PERSONAL CARE

    ASSISTANTS, ORGANISATIONS THAT SUPPORT THEM AND RELEVANT STAFF FROM LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUPS

    The law on workplace pensions has changed. Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute

    towards it. This is called auto enrolment. It applies to all employers including employers of personal assistants.

    But DON’T PANIC help is at hand!

    Disability Rights UK with support from The Pensions Regulator has organised a series of SEMINARS around England that will help answer all your questions.

    Come along to a SEMINAR near you and hear directly from a representative of the Pension Regulator about how the law on workplace pensions has changed, what you need to do, and when. There will also be an opportunity for you to get answers to your questions and discuss any concerns you may have.

    The SEMINARS are free to attend but numbers are limited so DON’T DELAY BOOK TODAY 

    For more information or to book your place, please email events@disabilityrightsuk.org

    All venues are accessible, however please let us know of any access needs you may have in advance.

    http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2016/september/pension-seminars

           Agenda

     

    Arrival and refreshments

    Introducing Auto Enrolment - presentation from the Pension Regulator Short break

    Your questions answered

    Round up of the afternoon and signposting to helpful resources

    Dates and venues

    All venues are accessible

    All sessions run from 1.30pm - 3.30pm 

    * 13th October – The Space, Roundtree Way, Norwich, NR7 8SQ

    * 26th October – Friends’ Meeting House, Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF

    * 15th November – In association with Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) Milton Keynes Christian Centre, Strudwick Drive, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes, MK6 2TG

    * 23rd November – Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA

    * 29th November – The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW

    * 30th November – BVSC building, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DR

     

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  • Fri
    14
    Oct
    2016
    10.30am-12.30pmThe Acorn Suite, Acorn House, 381 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 3HP

    Welcome to the Autumn/Winter issue of Carers News – I hope you all had an enjoyable summer. We’ve had a busy few months here at Carers MK with the increasing numbers of carers getting in touch, the launch of our Carers Discount Card, Carers Week 2016, our summer activities for young carers, and continuing our work with GP surgeries - focusing on improving the health and wellbeing of carers in Milton Keynes. In this issue of Carers News, we take a look at some of the Money & Legal Matters affecting carers and focus on some of the questions which carers most frequently ask us, including how you apply for Carers Allowance and other benefits that carers can be entitled to. We also look at financial and legal issues including paying for care and information about Lasting Power of Attorney. As a carer it’s really important to understand the different benefits and financial support available and your legal rights. Carers MK is here to support you, and our team of dedicated support workers can help answer any questions you might have concerning financial or legal matters, and to point you in the right direction! As the winter on the draw nearer, we also take a look at staying healthy during winter - ensuring you look after yourself as well as the person you The front page image shows Carers MK Chief Executive Stephen Archibald, the Mayor of MK and a carer at Carers MK’s Carers Week event in June 2016. care for is vital, so that you are able to continue in your caring role. Carers are entitled to a free flu jab from their GP which will protect you and ensure you don’t pass flu onto the person you care for. On P.12, Nutritionist Nikki Brown from Heartfelt Nutrition talks about the sorts of foods our body and immune system needs to stay strong with the seasonal changes. NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) also features a few of the simple steps carers should take to ensure a healthy winter for you and the people you care for. On P.10 & 11, you will find our latest Support Group and Training Diary for September - March 2017, and details about new courses including a Siblings Course and a Managing Challenging Behaviour course for parent carers. You will find more information about all our training workshops for Autumn/Winter on P.8 & 9. Save the date! Carers MK’s AGM will take place on Friday 14th October at Acorn House from 10am - 1pm.

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  • Wed
    19
    Oct
    2016
    14.00-16.00The Guildhall, The Church of Christ the Cornerstone, 330 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES.

    The event takes place on Wednesday 19th October 2016

    We would like to welcome you from 1.30pm for light refreshments and the formal meeting will begin at 2pm.

    The AGM will give us the opportunity to share with you the successes and challenges of the past year and to discuss with you our plans for the future. We will also give you the opportunity to ask questions to members of the Board.

    To help us with our planning of this event, you may wish to confirm your attendance, you can do that via email at info@mkcil.org.uk or call us on 01908 231344. This will help us with our seating and catering arrangements, therefore please can you send the following information

    •  Your full name, role and organisation
    • Contact email and telephone number
    • Any other special requirements

    If you require additional support, please do feel free to bring along your carer/PA.

    Please do share this invitation to other members of your organisation/group who you feel would like to attend.

    In order to ensure that we can give you a full response to any issues you would like to raise at the AGM, please submit any questions to Allison.carlton@mkcil.org.uk by Wednesday 12th October.

    I very much hope you will be able to attend and I look forward to meeting you at 2.00pm on Wednesday 19th October 2016

  • Thu
    03
    Nov
    2016
    09.15-16.30Bucks & Milton Keynes Disability Sport Summit Stoke Mandeville Stadium

    Did you know that only 17.2% of disabled people take part in moderate physical activity once a week however seven in ten disabled people say they want to be more active. Showing that
    more work is needed to ensure we have an active county for all.
    Leap is the non-profit county organisation with responsibility for increasing levels of physical activity and sport. Funded by Sport England we are working with our partners, the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), the British Paralympic Association (BPA), WheelPower and event sponsor Slater & Gordon to co-ordinate the inaugural county-wide disability sports forum on Thursday 3rd November to help address these challenges.

    Aims from the summit are to:
     make a difference to the lives of disabled people through sport and activity
     establish a disability sport and activity forum to share best practice
     attract national funding and
     optimise our position as the birthplace of the Paralympics.
    The summit welcomes you as someone working with or on behalf of disabled people, and through the summit we hope together we can enrich our knowledge about the benefits of sport and physical activity. Please be reassured that the focus of this summit is not about elite sport, but is about getting down to the grass roots level of sport for all
    We would be delighted if you are able to join us, and help to create a disability legacy at county level to equal the recognition achieved through the Paralympics established here in Buckinghamshire.
    For more information on the conference programme and how to get involved please visit http://www.leapwithus.org.uk/events/bucks-mk-disability-summit or email Fiona McMillan fmcmillan@leapwithus.org.uk / Emily Miller emily@ejmevents.co.uk

     

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  • Wed
    16
    Nov
    2016
    Royal National Hotel, London

    Dementia: Quality of Care

    We are delighted to announce our Dementia: Quality of Care conference and we would like for you to join us on the day.

    Following on from the highly successful and well-attended event in Manchester back in April, Open Forum Events are very proud to be bringing this conference to London.

    Book your place(s): Here

    This event will help you to develop a greater understanding of how people with dementia can get the support they need every day of the year, whether that be at home, in residential care, hospital or in the wider community.

    Join us to hear about examples of best practice from leading organisations across the health and social care sector and practical sessions designed to be transferable that will encourage the adoption of key actions across different teams and organisations to make England the best place to live well with dementia for patients and families by 2020

    View the overviewHere

    Some of the topics covered include:

    • How Care Has Changed
    • Dementia – The Invisible Illness
    • State of Caring 2016
    • Dementia End of Life Care
    • Carer: Validation skills made simple for the whole community
    • The Impact upon Relationships
    • Creativity in Care
    • Diagnosing Dementia
    • Living Well at Home

    View the programme Here

    Enjoy and learn from a programme that has been designed according to delegate feedback from our last four Dementia conferences to offer maximum value and practical guidance.

    Delegates will hear from a wide range of expert speakers across the public and private sectors, including:

    • Sarah Reed, Dementia Communications Specialist, (Confirmed)
    • Professor Paul Burstow, Chair, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Professor & Thought Leader Health & Social Care (invited)
    • Dr Karen Harrison-Dening, Director of Admiral Nursing, Dementia UK (Confirmed)
    • Tommy Dunne, Living with Dementia & Joyce Dunne, Carer (invited)
    • Julia Pitkin, Dementia Coach and Trainer, Validation Teacher Level 3, Occupational Therapist (Confirmed)
    • Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive, Carers UK (invited)
    • Sally Knocker, Consultant Trainer, Dementia Care Matters, (Confirmed)
    • Susanna Howard, Creator and Artistic Director, Living Words (invited)
    • Aileen Jackson, Senior Project Manager (Diabetes & Dementia), South London Health Innovation Network, (Confirmed)
    • Suzy Webster, My home life (invited)

    If you would like to know more about this event, please click here to register your interest and for more details also to register your place - alternatively, reply to this email and a member of the team will come back to you as soon as possible.

    Book your place(s):  Here

  • Thu
    24
    Nov
    2016
    6:30 pmthe Kingston Library, Winchester Circle, MK10 0BA.

    Think Inside the Box

     

    You are invited to join us for the opening of Think Inside the Box, 6.30pm on Thursday 24 November 2016 at the Arts for Health workshop, which is upstairs at the Kingston Library, Winchester Circle, MK10 0BA.

    Having a mental health problem is often referred to as a hidden disability, and therefore it is difficult to detect from just looking at a person. Arts for Health (Milton Keynes) have teamed up with Rethink Mental Illness to present Think Inside the Box, an exhibition which aims to share information about mental illness and reduce the stigma which surrounds it. Collaborating with people affected by mental health problems, Think Inside the Box encourages us to look beyond initial appearance and the front that we put up, because how we look on the outside doesn’t always reflect how we’re really feeling on the inside.

     

    The exhibition will be open to the public 1pm – 3pm Friday 26 November and 10am -1pm Saturday 27 November 2016.

     

    For more information contact 01908 996124 or sharon.paulger@mkuh.nhs.uk

     

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    www.rethink.org

     

    Having a mental health problem is often referred to as a hidden disability, and therefore it is difficult to detect from just looking at a person. Arts for Health (Milton Keynes) have teamed up with Rethink Mental Illness to present Think Inside the Box, an exhibition which aims to share information about mental illness and reduce the stigma which surrounds it. Collaborating with people affected by mental health problems, Think Inside the Box encourages us to look beyond initial appearance and the front that we put up, because how we look on the outside doesn’t always reflect how we’re really feeling on the inside.

     

    The exhibition will be open to the public 1pm – 3pm Friday 26 November and 10am -1pm Saturday 27 November 2016 at the Arts for Health workshop, which is upstairs at the Kingston Library, Winchester Circle, MK10 0BA.

     

    For more information contact 01908 996124 or sharon.paulger@mkuh.nhs.uk

  • Fri
    25
    Nov
    2016
    The Grand Union Canal, Old Wolverton

    This year on the 25th November we will be holding a ticket only Charity auction and Masquerade ball to raise money and awareness for Willen Hospice as our way of saying thank you for the tremendous care and humility they provided whist our father was in there care.

    Willen Hospice is a registered charity that provides specialist care for people whose illness no longer responds to curative treatment (also known as specialist palliative care). Willen Hospice provide care for people from the age of 18 years upwards and support Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.

    Willen Hospice provides services to three Primary Care Trusts - Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire. The Hospice is based at a quiet lakeside area close to the City Centre.
    To continue to the care and service they provide, Willen Hospice must raise around £7 every minute from the local community
    The care is free to those who need it but to continue to offer that care we need to raise around £3.6million every year.
    The annual running costs of the Hospice is around £4.6 million - we're very grateful to have 22% of these costs met by the NHS. The remaining 78% needs to be raised from the local community and without the support, dedication and generosity of people just like you, Would your organisation be in a position to provide a gift for us to auction to raise the much needed funds, or in the very least point in the direction of who may be able to help.IMG_0909

  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2016
    Sun
    27
    Nov
    2016
    10.00-14.00Deneview School, Freeman Road

    The Jesmond & Gosforth Accessible Festive Market

    Join Disability North for a day of accessible, festive family fun on Saturday 26th November at Deneview School.

    Following the success of last year’s event, Disability North are proud to deliver the Jesmond & Gosforth Christmas Market in a bigger, more accessible venue.

    Find the perfect, unique Christmas gift among a variety of local craftsmen and traders, meet Santa in his Wintery grotto and feast on tasty, seasonal treats, all in support of Disability North.

    Look out for our festive banners around The Freeman Hospital area!

    Remaining trading spaces are limited, please book soon to avoid disappointment.

  • Sun
    27
    Nov
    2016
    2:00 pmThe Peartree Centre 1 Chadds Lane, Peartree Bridge Milton Keynes MK6 3EB

    Please join us for an afternoon of joyful singing, tea, coffee and mince pies!


    In the company of the Salvation Army Band and Songsters, and special guest.

    All welcome - please bring a friend.

    Refreshments at 2pm, the singing starts at 2.30pm.

    Entry is free

    For more details ring- 01908 550700

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  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016
    11am-4pmGateshead Leisure Centre, Shipcote Lane, Gateshead

    About the International Day:

    Disability North will be hosting its annual International Day of Disabled People event – a fun filled day dedicated to the people and services in our region that promote inclusion and accessibility for all.

    The theme of the event this year is sport – a fitting and exciting theme given the 2016 Paralympics. Our aim is to celebrate diversity and inclusion in sport, as well as the many health benefits of an active lifestyle.

    We invite you to participate in our exciting activity sessions, listen to some amazing speakers and visit an array of outreach stalls.

    To find out more about the activity sessions and speakers, and to book your place, please visit our website by clicking on the following link: website.

    Activity Sessions:

     

    • Boccia and Athletics with Gateshead Special Olympics
    • ‘Rookie Golf’ with Rookie Sports
    • Drop in Gym Session with Pop Up Gym
    • Zumba with Gateshead Council
    • Thank you for your attention.

     

    Cost: FREE to delegates 

    Disability North,The Dene Centre, Castle Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 1PH

    0191 284 0480 | emmabanks@disabilitynorth.org.ukwww.disabilitynorth.org.uk

  • Sat
    17
    Dec
    2016
    Fri
    21
    Jul
    2017
    MK Theatre

    Access Performances 2016-2017

    BSL

    Dick Whittington 12 Jan 2017 7pm

    MAMMA MIA! 5 May 2017 7.30pm

    Jane Eyre 13 July 2017 7.15pm

    Wonderland 21 July 2017 7.30

    Dick Whittington 17 Dec 2016 2.30pm

    (Touch Tour 12pm &1pm)

    La Boheme 23 Mar 2017 7.15pm

    (Touch Tour 6pm)

    MAMMA MIA! 20 May 2017 2.30pm

    (Touch Tour 12.20pm & 1.30pm)

    Jane Eyre 15 July 2017 2pm

    (Touch Tour 12pm)

    Captioned

    Dick Whittington 5 Jan 2017 7pm

    MAMMA MIA! 13 May 2017 2.30pm

    Jane Eyre 12 July 2017 7.15pm

    Audio Described Performances

    Relaxed performances

    Dick Whittington 3rd Jan 2017 1pm

    Access Performances 2016 - 2017

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