Events

If you’ve come here to find events, you’ve come to the right place.

  • 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
    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

  • Tue
    03
    Jan
    2017
    1:00 pmMK Theatre

    Our fabulous pantomime is a great festive outing and we are delighted to offer a relaxed performance 

    So what is a relaxed performance and who is it for?

    Suitable for both adults and children who would benefit from a more relaxed setting when attending the theatre, including people on the autism spectrum, people who make involuntary noises, people with learning disabilities, or just anyone who prefers a less formal environment when coming to see a show.

    Of course the show is as good, as funny, as entertaining and as spectacular as at any other performance but the atmosphere in the auditorium is less formal than at a regular performance. It’s the opposite of the ‘quiet carriage’ on the train – there’s a relaxed attitude to noise, movement and a few small changes to the sound levels and some lighting effects are made.

    We offer group discounts for 10 or more at this performance – please call our dedicated Group Sales Team on 01908 547609
    Or email groupsales@theambassadors.com

    For individual tickets please call;
    Box Office 0844 8717652*
    Access 0844 8717677*

    Or visit atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes
    *Booking fees apply. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone
    company’s access charge

    Dick Whittington Relaxed Performance 2017

  • Mon
    09
    Jan
    2017
    Mon
    27
    Mar
    2017

    Dementia support workers 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.

    As the Society gets to the end of its current 5 year strategy, we have been working with people affected by dementia to set the direction for the next stage of the journey.
    The Society will launch the new 5 year strategy in April 2017. At the beginning of the year the new look and feel will be unveiled. From January we will be sharing more about the changes you can expect to see.
    Additionally the Society will be calling for mandatory dementia training for all homecare workers in England. The most recent strand of the Fix Dementia Care Campaign focuses on homecare and the Society’s latest report reveals that only 2 per cent of people affected by dementia feel that homecare workers have enough dementia training. It also found that 1 in 3 homecare workers have no training in dementia. The Society is calling for minimum training standards and for the Care Quality Commission to include checks on the quality of dementia training when inspecting homecare providers.

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    Services Information Sheet MK- Winter 2016

  • Fri
    13
    Jan
    2017
    Fri
    24
    Mar
    2017
    9.00am-11.00amRivers Centre, Trent Road, Bletchley

    Lip-reading (Mixed-level)

    Do you find communication a challenge due to hearing loss?

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

    Rivers Centre, Trent Road, Bletchley

    New 10 week class starting Friday 13th January 2017

    9am until 11am – Cost £116 (concessions £93)

    Further concessions available for learners with hearing loss and those who care for the deaf

    Lipreading poster Jan 2017 pdf

  • Mon
    16
    Jan
    2017
    2pm-4pmArts for Health Workshop, Kingston Library Winchester Circle, Kingston (Full disabled access and facilities)

    Art Workshops for Adults with Additional Support Needs


    Arts for Health are working with a team of volunteers to offer creative workshops for adults who require 1:1 support to enable them to participate in arts activities.
    These workshops take place in a relaxed, fun and supportive environment. They are suitable for people with a range of health conditions including learning difficulties and stroke or brain injury recovery.

    Mondays, 2pm to 4pm

    This is an ongoing project. 

    Beginning on Monday 16th January 2017

    The Monday group is the one with most spaces, and the one we like to offer for younger people (under 50ish) as we are aware there is already provision for older people and children.

    Contact
    Please note, in order to offer 1:1 support there are only 5 places available and booking is essential.
    There is an annual membership fee of £50, anyone interested is welcome to come and try a session for FREE first (please book).
    If you or someone you know would like to attend ple2ase email Sarah at volunteer@artsforhealthmk.com for more details.

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  • Tue
    24
    Jan
    2017
    Thu
    13
    Jul
    2017
    Norfolk House, Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2AH

    Below is a link to our latest course schedule, which incorporates the new groups and courses we're offering.


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  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017
    14.00 - 16.00Church of Christ the Cornerstone

     

    In a carousel of short one-to-one conversations, diverse individuals will share personal stories of how they came to MK and what they like about its past, present and future. The aim of Weaving Trust events, of which several have been hosted by different MK organisations over the past 18 months, is to build trust between individuals and between their communities. The aim of this ‘Weaving Trust 50’ event is to involve people from 50 MK organisations.

    http://www.mk50.co.uk/whats-on/january-2017/weaving-trust-50

  • Tue
    21
    Feb
    2017
    Fri
    31
    Mar
    2017
    Everywhere

    If you suffer from mild to moderate depression, anxiety or sleep disorders then Smile:)MK may be able to help. By providing you with access to free courses we aim to support your mental wellbeing and help get you on the road to recovery. This course will help you to use Mindfulness as a method for helping you to relax.
    This course will help you:
     Start to improve your physical health (e.g. reduce blood pressure and improve sleep)
     manage stress and anxiety and help maintain... good mental health
     identify a suitable relaxation technique that works for you
     explore what stops you relaxing and build

    If you suffer from mild to moderate depression, anxiety or sleep disorders then Smile:)MK may be able to help. By providing you with access to free courses we aim to support your mental wellbeing and help get you on the road to recovery. This course will help you to develop techniques and methods for managing your stress and anxiety in a healthy, positive and effective way.
    This course you help you to:
     boost confidence and self esteem
     develop healthy communication skills
     reduce stress and anxiety and maintain good mental health
     build resilience by identifying healthy coping mechanisms
     explore unhealthy coping mechanisms and why they don’t work
     reduce likelihood of absence from work or social activities

    Relaxation through Mindfulness (1) Relaxation through Mindfulness stress and anxiety management (1) Stress and Anxiety Management

  • Sat
    25
    Feb
    2017
    Transition MK, Wolverton Community Energy, Camphill Communities Milton Keynes

    MK Community Energy Alliance is an initiative formed in Milton Keynes in 2016 by Community Action: MK, Transition MK, Wolverton Community Energy, Camphill Communities Milton Keynes and MK People’s Assembly.

    MK Community Energy Alliance is supported by CAPE, Community Action Platform for Energy as well as by the MK:Smart  projects.

    The aim of this initiative is to celebrate and promote renewable energy initiatives in Milton Keynes, with a focus on community-owned energy model in particular, and to mobilise our local communities to get involved and support these. A more specific aim of the alliance is to organise a series of educational events and produce resources for citizens of Milton Keynes on the topic of community energy.

    MK Community Energy Conference 2017 – 25 February 2017

    We are delighted to let you know that we are in the process of organising a conference dedicated to community energy and the sustainable history of Milton Keynes.

     

    For more information please follow the link: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c4386cb7d45690f9ad65f1f0d&id=2a2d99e0be&e=c62e1ed9e5

  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017
    Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    19.00 -7.00amYMCA Milton Keynes Car Park

    YMCA Milton Keynes ‘Sleep Easy’

    Milton Keynes YMCA is calling on the local community in Milton Keynes to take part in our annual ‘Sleep Easy’ fundraising event to raise awareness of rough sleeping and raise money for young, homeless people.

     The event, which will take place on Friday 3rd March and will last from 7.00pm – 7.00am the next morning, invites participants to brave the cold for one night and sleep in a makeshift cardboard box outside the YMCA in CMK.

     

    MK YMCA already serves approximately 500 young, homeless people a year in the area and having lost £194,000 in council funding, we are looking to raise awareness among local people of what it is like to be on the streets for just one night.

     

    Participants are asked to pay an entry fee of £10 to take part in the event, with all funds being used to eradicate the reality of youth homelessness for many young people. They are also encouraged to raise money through sponsorship.

     

    According to the MK Community Foundation ‘Vital Signs’ report, at the end of January 2016 there were 27 confirmed rough sleepers in the city with another 31 reported but unconfirmed. This is a 237% increase on 2013 when there were 8 confirmed rough sleepers in MK. However, these are the official figures, but in reality the figures are probably higher as they don’t take into account those who are constantly sofa surfing.

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  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017
    7:30 pmMK Gallery

    "Tomorrow should be part of the training of every political leader on the planet"  

     

    For more information please follow the link: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c4386cb7d45690f9ad65f1f0d&id=3e1d1bc8c7&e=d61bda1766

  • Fri
    10
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    12
    Mar
    2017
    All DayAnywhere & Everywhere

    When is Disabled Access Day?

    Disabled Access Day 2017 will take place between 10th and 12th March 2017. We've extended the dates so more people can get involved and more places can be visited. The main day of events will be Saturday 11th March but we hope by extending the dates more people will be able to get involved and visit venues over multiple days!

    We hope you'll join us for one, two or all three days in 2017!

    When was the first Disabled Access Day?

    Saturday 17th January 2015 was the first Disabled Access Day, you can find out how it went by reading our impact report.

    The second Disabled Access Day was held on 12th March 2016 and saw it grow over four times in size - we have high hopes for 2017!

    Where is Disabled Access Day?

    Anywhere & everywhere! This year the majority of events took place across the UK, but there were also events across Europe and in Canada. No matter where you are, you can get involved! 

    Who is Disabled Access Day for?

    All disabled people and their families, friends and carers.

    Can I help you?

    Oh yes, definitely! This is a big undertaking and we need all the help we can get. There are lots of opportunities to get involved: whether you’re an individual that wants to help spread the word, an organisation that wants to hold an event or a charity that wants to encourage people to get involved. Please get in touch for more information or visit our get involved pages.

     

    For more information please follow the link: 

    http://www.disabledaccessday.com/what-where-when/

  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017
    Wed
    28
    Jun
    2017
    Margaret Powell House, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BN and various locations

    Dementia support workers 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.


    Service Location Frequency Time
    ‘All Hands on Deck’ Activity Group

    (for people with dementia under 65)

    Monday, monthly -
    3 April
    15 May
    12 Jun
    2pm - 4pm


    Activity Group


    Swinfen Harris Hall, London Road, Stony Stratford MK11 1JA

    Every Tuesday
    10am - 12pm
    Activity Group
    Shenley Wood Village, Chalkdell Drive, Shenley Wood, MK5 6GJ

    Last Tuesday of the month
    25 Apr, 30 May, 27 Jun
    2pm – 4pm

    Activity Group
    West Bletchley Community Centre, Porchester Close, Bletchley MK3 6BH

    Wednesday, fortnightly
    5 & 19 Apr
    3, 17 & 31 May
    14 & 28 Jun
    1.45pm -3.45pm

    Activity Group

    Springfield Centre, Springfield Boulevard, MK6 3JH

    Every Thursday
    1.30pm -3.30pm

    Carer Support Group

    Margaret Powell House, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BN

    Wednesday, fortnightly
    12 & 26 Apr
    10 & 24 May
    7 & 21 Jun
    10.30am - 12.30pm


    Singing for the Brain ***CHANGE OF DETAILS – SEE OVERLEAF***
    Abbey Hill Golf Centre, Monks Way, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes, MK8 8AA

    Monday, fortnightly
    10 & 24 Apr, 8 & 22 May, 5 & 19 Jun
    10.30am -12.15pm

    Singing for the Brain ***CHANGE OF DETAILS – SEE OVERLEAF***
    The Peartree Centre, Chadd Lane, Milton Keynes MK6 3EB.

    Monday, fortnightly
    10 & 24 Apr, 8 & 22 May, 5 & 19 Jun
    2pm - 3.45pm

    Services Information Sheet MK- Spring 2017

  • Fri
    24
    Mar
    2017
    10.00 - 16.00

    Relate Milton Keynes CPD Workshop - Raising Awareness in Couple Relationships affected by Asperger Syndrome

     

    Friday 24th March 2017

    This is a 6 hour workshop (10am – 4pm) which we will be running in a venue (to be confirmed) in Milton Keynes.

    Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

    The cost is £95 (£10 discount) for bookings confirmed by 31.01.17 (payment will be required to confirm)

    For more information please email appointment@relatemk.org

     

  • Tue
    28
    Mar
    2017
    18.30-19.00Milton Keynes tunnel

    All Abilities Night at iFly Indoor Skydiving for free

    "All Abilities Night" that we are running in our Milton Keynes tunnel.
    iFly is abe to offer you 2 spaces to this event for people you think would love to come and fly. We want to show that no matter what a persons disability is, they can still experience the dream of flight.

    To book in, the lucky 2 people will need to contact me and all of the information about the night/times/contact details are below. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so once spaces are gone, they're gone. This event will be free and if successful we plan to run a regular quarterly 'All Abilities' night.
    Milton Keynes - 28/03/17 - 18:30pm & 19:00pm flight times (report to us at 17:30pm latest) - People will need to have booked with me by the 20th March latest. Any bookings after this date may not be considered.
    Contact details: Marc Leopard - mleopold@iflyworld.co.uk

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017
    10.30 - 15.30pm67 Midsummer Place, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3GB

    Campaign on access refusal to assistance dog

    Not a single day goes by without hearing stories of taxi and minicab
    drivers refusing access to assistance dogs. Sight and hearing impaired people depend on their assistance dogs for mobility. We are therefore campaigning for compulsory disability awareness training of minicab and taxi drivers.

    ...

    I shall be within the INTU Centre (formerly Midsummer Place) near Waterstone bookstore or thereabout on Saturday, 1 April 2017 between 10.30 and 3.30 p m. If you happen to be in the city Centre on the day, I will be delighted if you could come to say Hello and sign the petition. More signatures I have on the petition, stronger the voice we shall have to force the authorities to act.

  • Mon
    03
    Apr
    2017
    16.00 - 18.00Milton Keynes Centre for Integrated Living - 330 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

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         Invitation to Book Launch

          "Sleeping with Pain"

     Dr Sue Peacock has written a book entitled sleeping with pain and we have agreed on behalf of MK CIL to support the launch of the book.

                                                                          
    Please come along and support this event!

    RSVP: Christine Pearce: 01908 231344

    christine.pearce@mkcil.org.uk

     

  • Tue
    04
    Apr
    2017
    Tue
    19
    Dec
    2017
    10.30-12.00Milton Keynes Centre for Integrated Living - 330 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

    MK HARD OF HEARING SUPPORT GROUP

    VENUE MK CENTRE OF INTEGRATED LIVING
    CHURCH OF CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE
    CENTRAL MILTON KEYNES

    The Milton Keynes Hard of Hearing Support Group is the only support group in MK for people with all types of hearing loss including dual sensory loss and all ages in MK

    The Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday in the month and the room has a built in hearing induction loop for people with “T” settings on their hearing aids

    Once a month the Group has a presentation relevant to hearing loss. This can include Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, MK Theatre, Thames Valley Police, SARC the equipment service for sensory loss in MK funded by MK Council, lip reading tasters, Audiology and Adult Hearing Services to name a few.

    Once a month we have a coffee morning where we get to know each other, share information, and support each other in lots of ways. Our aim is to stop isolation and depression and to increase confidence in each other again. This year we have been able to go out as a group and really enjoy ourselves by visiting Bletchley Park and assessing their audio equipment sets, which were really fantastic!

    Do come along to our meetings. You will be made very welcome! We are a lively group and supportive so do try it!

    Contact: Ros Bloor, MK Hard of Hearing Support Group on 01908 678472

  • Tue
    04
    Apr
    2017
    10am - 4pmMilton Keynes Conference Centre, Strudwick Drive, Oldbrook MK6 2TG

    ‘Your guide to flying with a disability’

    Tuesday 4th April 2017

    Milton Keynes Christian Conference Centre,  Oldbrook   MK6 2TG 

    Please let us know how you plan to arrive at the event?

    By car o       Public transport o          By air o       On foot o 

    Do you have any special dietary requirements?

     

     

    Do you have a hearing/visual or other hidden disability that we can support you with on the day?

     

     

    Would you be interested in finding out about our other events?   

     

     

     

    On receipt of this form, we will send you a short questionnaire to find out about the flying related areas of interest or concern that you have.

             Please email return this form too: marion.dmoirah@qef.org.uk  or post to:

    QEF Mobility Services, 1 Metcalfe Avenue, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 4AW

       Tel: 0208 770 1151 Fax 0208 770 1211 www.qef.org.uk & www.tryb4ufly.org.uk

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  • Thu
    13
    Apr
    2017
    08.15-16.45Royal Society of Medicine, London

    Govconnect is a social enterprise dedicated to assisting the wide range of organisations in the UK & EU challenged with delivering health and social care policy. We seek to ensure that the vision for Health and Care is delivered upon across all UK and European geographies and administrations.

    Through a series of strategic conferences and accompanying digital and social engagement strategies, Govconnect will provide a platform to drive greater collaboration.

    In turn, it is hoped that models of care can be improved upon, partnerships strengthened and that through engagement with local communities and their local and national delivery agents tasked with the provision of Health & Care; the quality of patient experience, safety, and care is enhanced.

    Through our inaugural conference in London and the accompanying Northern version, we have ensured that the leading stakeholders are convened to discuss the progressions to date. These activities have empowered hundreds of health and care professionals with valuable insight on future policy aspirations for 2020 and beyond. The huge success of these initiatives have also enabled Govconnect to utilise its social status and reinvest back into many community projects and National charities.

    To ensure that we deliver on our pledge we are urging policy makers, government departments and all responsible agencies and organisations to work with us on these unique set of challenges.

    As one of the UK’s fastest growing social enterprises we work with a range of local community projects on issues linked to Dementia, in addition to investing our profits to key research charities and many other worthy causes.

    Dementia 2020 Plenary

    08:15-09:00 Registration & Networking
    09:00-10:05 1st Morning Plenary
    09:00 Chair`s Opening Address
     
    Angela Rippon OBE (confirmed)
    Co-chair, Dementia Friendly Communities Champions Group
    09:10 Keynote Address - Continuing the UK’s Global Leadership role
     
    David Nuttall (invited)
    Deputy Director - Dementia Policy, Department of Health
    09:25 Dementia Awareness and Social Action
     
    Kathryn Smith (confirmed)
    Director of Operations, Alzheimer`s Society
    09:45 NICE guidance on mid-life approaches to delay or prevent the onset of dementia
     
    Professor Gillian Leng CBE (confirmed)
    Director for Health and Social Care, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
    10:05-10:20 Morning Q&A Panel Debate 1
    10:20-10:30 Comfort Break
    10:30-11:30 2nd Morning Plenary
    10:30 Increased Investment in Dementia Research
     
    Dr David Reynolds (confirmed)
    Chief Scientific Officer, Alzheimer`s Research UK
    10:50 NHS England CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework
     
    Professor Alistair Burns CBE (confirmed)
    National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England
    11:10 Public Health England Dementia Intelligence Network
     
    Dr Charles Alessi (confirmed)
    Senior Advisor and Lead for Dementia, Public Health England
    11:30-11:45 Morning Q&A Panel Debate 2
    11:45-12:10 Coffee & Networking
    12:10-12:35 Case Study 1 - Innovations in Drug Discovery
    12:35-13:00 Case Study 2 - Investing in Dementia Research
    13:00-14:00 Lunch in the Network Surgery
    14:00-15:10 1st Afternoon Plenary
    14:05 Chair`s Introduction to the Afternoon
     
    Angela Rippon OBE (confirmed)
    Co-chair, Dementia Friendly Communities Champions Group
    14:15 Keynote Address - Creating dementia friendly communities
     
    Sarah Pickup OBE (confirmed)
    Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association
    14:30 Involving people who use services – ‘Experts by Experience’
     
    Andrea Sutcliffe (confirmed)
    Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission
    14:50 Reducing health inequalities
     
    A Representative (invited)
    To be confirmed, Health Education England
    15:10-15:25 Afternoon Q&A Panel Debate
    15:25-15:35 Comfort Break
    15:35-16:20 3 Workshops - Engaging with people with dementia and carers
    15:35 People with dementia living independently for longer
     
    Hilda Hayo (confirmed)
    CEO, Dementia UK
    15:35 Advanced care planning
     
    Jean Tottie (confirmed)
    Chair & Director, tide – ‘together in dementia everyday’
    15:35 Better support for people with dementia and their carers
     
    Rachael Litherland (confirmed)
    Coordinator, The Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project (DEEP)
    16:20-16:45 Coffee, Networking & Prize Draw

     

    For more information please follow the link: http://2017.dementia2020.co.uk/index.php?alias=our-mission-2017&option=com_content&view=article&id=40&Itemid=181

  • Mon
    24
    Apr
    2017
    14.00 - 16.00Centre for Integrated Living meeting room, Christ the Cornerstone Church 330 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 2ES

    RNIB Connect in Milton Keynes

    Welcomes you to the local Group

    How can we make Milton Keynes a better place for blind and partially sighted people to live, work and play?

    Come and find out!

    Guest speaker: Joel Young, guide Dogs Association

    Campaigns and access in the built environment

    Monday,24 April 2017 - 2-4pm

    Where: Centre for Integrated Living meeting room,
    Christ the Cornerstone Church
    330 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 2ES

    For catering purposes please call or e-mail
    Padma on 01908 377058;mobile: 07429 154 931
    e-mail: pscheriyan@gmail.com

  • Wed
    26
    Apr
    2017
    Wed
    29
    Nov
    2017
    14.30 - 16.00BucksVision, 143 Meadowcroft, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 9HH

     

    We invite you, your friends and family to local charity, BucksVision, Meadowcroft, Aylesbury to hear a talk about our essential support work for blind and partially sighted people in Buckinghamshire.

     

    You may be partially sighted yourself and would like to learn more about how our services could help you, or perhaps you are thinking of becoming a fundraiser or volunteer for a local charity.  These talks will tell you all you need to know about BucksVision.

     

    Wednesday

    26 April

    2.30pm to 4.00pm

    Wednesday

    24 May

    2.30pm to 4.00pm

    Wednesday

    28 June

    2.30pm to 4.00pm

    Wednesday

    26 July

    2.30pm to 4.00pm

    Wednesday

    30 August

    2.30pm to 4.00pm

    Wednesday

    27 September

    2.30pm to 4.00pm

    Wednesday

    25 October

    2.30pm to 4.00pm

    Wednesday

    29 November

    2.30pm to 4.00pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Refreshments will be served after the talk. To book your place, please contact Sally Collier on:

     

    01296 487556 or reception@bucksvision.co.uk

     

     

    BucksVision, 143 Meadowcroft, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 9HH Telephone 01296 487556

     

     

    Registered Company Number 8016572: Charity Number 1147814 (England and Wales)

    The Royal National Institute of Blind People: Charity Number 226227 (England and Wales)

  • Wed
    26
    Apr
    2017
    7.00pm-10.30pmThe Guildhall, Christ the Cornerstone Church CMK

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    Please come along and support our public fundraising event. The event kicks off from 7pm with coffees, teas and snacks. Pease 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 kim.burchell@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
    02
    May
    2017
    Tue
    06
    Jun
    2017
    10.30-13.30

    Are you 19 or over?

    Have you been out of work for at least 6 months? Or 12 months if you are over 25.

    Are you looking for opportunities to develop your volunteering or employment skills?

    ...

    We are running a 6 weeks course consisting of 2 sessions a week for anyone who faces challenges. This can include carers, lone parents, anyone who comes from a diverse ethnic background, if you suffer from any Mental Health Illnesses, anyone with moderate learning or physical difficulties or any other challenges.

    This wonderful opportunity will be starting on the 2nd of May 2017. Each session runs from 10:30am-1:30pm. The sessions will be very relaxed and a supportive environment including a placement in a creative arts setting.

    Only 12 spaces available!! Don't miss out!!
    Contact Diana Hatton:
    director@interactionmk.org.uk
    Or drop us a message at Inter-Action MK Facebook Page.

  • Mon
    08
    May
    2017
    Wed
    24
    May
    2017
    Winchester, Bath, Cardif, Milton Keynes, Walsall, Sheffield

    IMG_1095Develop your sensory lexiconary and learn to use it to communicate with those who experience meaning in a primarily sensory way.

    Winchester 8th, Bath 9th, Cardiff 10th, Milton Keynes 22nd, Walsall 23rd, Sheffield 24th.

    Everyone is welcome on these days but they are particularly suitable for:

    • People who support individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
    • People who are looking to use sensory communication with individuals in the later stages of dementia.
    • People who work with babies and children in the early years looking to develop their sensory practice.
    • Creative individuals looking to develop sensory works to engage with sensory communicators.
    • People who work in special schools or run groups that support students from special schools.
    • People with a particular interest in sensory literacy.

     

    Feedback from Sensory Lexiconary delegates 2016

    "Inspired and delighted by the sensory possibilities Circus Starr CIC

    Not enough superlatives to describe the experience Jo Bonney Support worker extraordinaire

    Delegates on the 2016 conferences included: teachers, portage workers, speech and language therapists, support workers, people from dementia care, people who support babies in the first months of life, staff members from CICs looking to support inclusion in society, social researchers, family members and more.

     

    To access more feedback click here.

     

    For more information please follow the link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/develop-your-sensory-lexiconary-2017-tour-tickets-28789438987

     

     

  • Fri
    12
    May
    2017
    2:00 pmCentrecom 602 North Row, Behind MK Central Library, Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ

    JUNE IS THE MONTH OF ACTION ON PAVEMENT PARKING IN MILTON KEYNES

     

    Calling all Citizens– Milton Keynes needs you!

     

     

    RNIB, Bucks Vision and Guide Dogs are working together to tackle the thorny problem of pavement parking in the Milton Keynes area. So many people with visual impairments have complained to us about cars blocking their path that we’ve got to act.

     

    We are going to have a ‘month of action’ in June. We’re planning a variety of activities: blindfold walks with councillors and MPs, having a stall in the shopping centre to get signatures on the pavement-parking petition, distributing leaflets, visiting local politicians and getting as much publicity as we possibly can to stop people parking their cars on the pavements.

     

    It’s going to take a lot of work - and that’s why we really need your help. We need volunteers for the activities. We need people to talk to their councillors and to journalists. We need photographs of badly-parked cars in your area so that we can make display boards.

     

    Working together gives us the best chance we’ll ever have of cracking the pavement-parking problem - but it will only happen if everyone pitches in for June’s month of action. We really do need you!

     

    Please come along to our planning meeting to hear more about this campaign and to tell us what activities you can help with.

     

    When: 2pm on May 12th

    Where:.  Centrecom 602 North Row, Behind MK Central Library, Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ

     

     

    Just drop one of us an email or ring us to say you’ll be there. If you can’t get to the meeting, please get in touch to talk about what you can do. Here are our contact details:

    Padma:  e-mail: pscheriyan@gmail.com  or Tel: 01908 377058

    Bucks Vision office: e-mail:reception@bucksvision.co.uk

    Tel: 01296 487556

    Guide Dogs:Eddie Rimmer: er7051@gmail.com Tel:07580 572 784

  • Sun
    14
    May
    2017
    Fri
    19
    May
    2017
    Alzheimer’s Society

    The week commencing Sunday 14th May is Dementia Awareness 

     

    We will also be attending Shenley Wood Retirement Villages Wellbeing Event from 10am-3pm on Wednesday 17th where we will man an information stand.

    JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF FUN....

    TEA DANCE!!!!

    West Bletchley Community Centre,

    Porchester Place MK3 6BH

    Wednesday 17th May 1.45pm-3.45pm

    ALL WELCOME!

    Free event with refreshments

    To book your place call 01908 232612

    poster tea dance

     

    JOIN US!! WE NEED YOU!! COME AND SHOW

    SUPPORT AT OUR

    LINKING HANDS EVENT

    INTU SHOPPING CENTRE CMK

    Friday 19th May 10am-2pm

    Musical Entertainment/InformationStand

    AT 11AM there will be a "Linking of Hands" to

    stand united against Dementia

    poster linking hands

  • Sat
    27
    May
    2017
    13.00-14.00Queens Court, Central MK,

    Plastic Brass
    "Plastic Brass” have chosen CIL to be their charity this year.
    They are playing In Queens Court, Central MK, on Saturday 27th May, between 1.00pm and 2.00pm, everyone welcome.

    They are selling T Shirts with CIL on, if anyone is interested in buying one, please see the link to Plastic Brass website below.

    HELP

    We Need You!!!!
    The only criteria to partake in this event is that all players play the latest innovation of Plastic / Carbon Fibre instrument.
    There are several manufacturers making these now, which include Cornets, Trumpets, Flugels, Trombones, Euphoniums & Tubas.
    Every player taking part will be asked to gather sponsors to raise the funds, which ALL of which will go to the chosen charity.
    If this event is a success then we will look to do more in the future!
    In the meantime all you composers / arrangers if you wish to arrange/compose some music for Plastic Brass it would be great!
    probably best to arrange the parts as follows due to the availability of Plastic Instruments.
    1st Trumpet/Cornet Bb
    2nd Trumpet /Cornet Bb
    1st Tenor Trombone Bb Treble Clef
    2nd Tenor Trombone Bb Treble Clef
    Euphonium Bb Treble clef
    Eb bass / Tuba Treble Clef
    Bb Bass / Tubs Treble Clef
    Percussion Drum Kit

    For more information please follow the link: http://www.plasticbrass.co.uk/

    Update for saturday!

    The market stands set up facing the glass doors and so the grass and deckchairs remain in situ and are available for all the guests to use. As good weather is expected, this area may be busy! There is also some static seating under the trees on the Midsummer side.

    We do permit training dogs in centre, although please ensure that the dog is wearing it’s coat to signify this. Please note that the dog handler is responsible for the dog’s domestic needs. 

  • Tue
    06
    Jun
    2017
    Tue
    19
    Dec
    2017

    Tuesday 6th June - Action on hearing Loss

    Tuesday 20th June - Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 4th July - Padma

    Tuesday 18th July - Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 1st August - MK  CENTRE OF INTEGRATED

    Tuesday 15th August - Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 5th September - Milton Keynes hospital Audiology (To be confirmed)

     Tuesday 19th September - Coffee Morning 

    Tuesday 3rd October - Milton Keynes Healthwatch

    Tuesday 17th October - Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 7th November - Milton Keynes Adult Hearing service (Community) 

    Tuesday 21st November - Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 5th December - Milton Keynes Lip Reading Class (To be comfirmed) 

    Tuesday 19th December - Hard of Hearing Christmas celebration 

     

     

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017
    7:00 pmCentrecom, behind the Library at 602 North Secklow Gate, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3BJ

    Guest Speaker: Elaine Herety, Oral Health Improver from Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) to give information on Oral Health.

     

    One of our regularly scheduled group meetings which acts as an open forum for members old and new to talk about their experiences in a welcoming social environment.

     


    http://miltonkeynes.diabetesukgroup.org/events/june-group-meeting3

  • Sat
    17
    Jun
    2017
    10am-3pm Central Milton Keynes

    Campaign against parking on pavements

    Cars parked on pavements is a thorny problem making it dangerous to walk on pavements for the visually impaired, the elderly, people with mobility issues, wheelchair users as well as parents with children in buggies. We are campaigning to ask the government to roll out London style rules on parking all over the country.

    We will be holding a stall in the Food Hall, Central Milton Keynes as well as outside McDonald’s in the shopping building to collect signatures on the petition forms on Saturday, 17 June 2017 from 10 a m to 3 p m. I will be delighted if you can pop round and sign the petition if you happen to be in the City Centre. If you are unable to visit the City Centre on the day, I shall be grateful if you could sign the petition online. 
    The link to the online petition is www.guidedogs.org.uk/pavementparking

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017
    Door 15, Silbury BLVD, Centre MK, MK9 3EP

    Exhibition by Disabled Artists in Milton Keynes.

    Now You See Me

  • Wed
    28
    Jun
    2017
    18.00 - 20.00 MK Civic Offices

    LISTENING THE VOICES OF HATE SURVIVORS

    The Fight Against Hate campaign of Citizens:MK has won the support of MK Council in hosting a new approach to reducing the effects of hate crime.  Hate legislation covers five grounds: race/nationality, religion, sexuality, gender identity and disability. The Council will host a twilight session, to hear the voices of residents, and/or those working or studying in Milton Keynes, who have experienced some form of hate towards them in MK, no matter how big or small.  The aim is to reduce their discomfort by simply giving them the opportunities to listen to each other’s stories about what happened to them. 

    LISTENING TO THE VOICES OF HATE SURVIVORS - May 24th 2017

  • Tue
    11
    Jul
    2017
    Tue
    12
    Dec
    2017
    14.00 - 16.00 602 North Row, (Behind MK Library) Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ

    Milton Keynes Macular Society Support Group

    meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 2.00 to 4.00pm

    at Centrecom Meeting Place, 602 North Row, (Behind MK Library)

    Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ

     

    Programme July to December 2017

    Tuesday 11 July

    Beware of Fraudsters:  Graham Edwards, Head of Group Security at Nationwide Building Society, will bring us up to date on how to keep safe with our banking, in shops, on the telephone and on-line.  This will be food for thought!

     

    Tuesday 8 August

    Summer Tea Party:

    Come along for our social afternoon with delicious refreshments, a fun quiz or game and a raffle.

     

    Tuesday 12 September

    Radio Days:

    Kevin Varty with an entertaining, nostalgic look at radio programmes.  We can all join in with reminiscences and guessing the signature tune!

     

    Tuesday 10 October

    Ambulance Life:

    Bob Ive with his interesting and entertaining reminiscences of his times as a paramedic

     

    Tuesday 14 November

    One man and his dogs!

    We welcome again Tom McInulty, our Area Organiser for the Macular Society, this time to talk about his positive life after sight loss with his guide dogs, emphasising his sporting and thrilling achievements which include daring things many of us would never contemplate

     

    Tuesday 12 December

    Christmas social meeting with seasonal refreshments, a raffle and entertainment by the popular “The Last of the Summer Ukuleles”

     

    For further details please contact Maggie on 01908 319 292

  • Fri
    14
    Jul
    2017
    11:00 amThe Milton Keynes Rose, Campbell Park

    You are invited to attend a celebratory event to mark Disability Awareness Day in Milton Keynes (affectionately known as MK DAD

    Taking place on Friday 14th July 11am at
    The Milton Keynes Rose, Campbell Park

    Followed by a procession back to centre:mk for refreshments at the

    “Now You See Me” Exhibition. 

    We look forward to welcoming you to the event and would be delighted if you could confirm your attendance by emailing us at roisin.callaghan@mkuh.nhs.uk

  • Fri
    21
    Jul
    2017
    9am- 13.00 Rivers Centre, Humber Way, West Bletchley MK3 7PH

    Community Learning MK are hosting a free event to raise awareness of hearing loss.

    Free entrance

    Participants will be able to attend taster lessons in Lip-reading and British Sign Language, and access information about services available to those with hearing loss.

    If you or someone you know is experiencing hearing loss and would benefit from support, advice and guidance, you are welcome to attend this event.

    Hearing Loss Awareness Event poster (003)-page-001Service providers and support groups will be present to answer questions and offer help and information.

  • Thu
    10
    Aug
    2017
    11:15 am132 NEWPORT ROAD, NEW BRADWELL.MK 13 OAA

    Dancing For Adults with Learning Difficulties

    A fun filled class which is inclusive to all needs and abilities. Not only offering health and fitness benefits, this class also promotes confidence and helps to build friendships. Always a great atmosphere with easy to follow, fun filled dances for all to enjoy! Thursdays at 11:15am Just £4

     

    TO BOOK YOUR PLACE, CALL 01908 227772 

    EMAIL: MAIL@MKOC.ORG

    WWW.M K DC .0 R G

     

    Learning Difficulties Poster

     

     

     

  • Sun
    20
    Aug
    2017
    8:30 pmThe Cock Inn, 16 High Street, North Crawley, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, Mk16 9LH

    The Cock Inn holds a quiz on the 3rd Sunday of each month and as you know, this month it is in aid of CIL.

     

    The quiz starts at 8:30 and finishes between 10 and 10:30, it is advisable to arrive early to get a table. It is a good atmosphere as the questions are hand-picked and not so hard that it becomes boring.

     

    Teams can have up to 8-people in them and each person pays £1 to enter. All entry money goes to the charity and we generally raise between £50-£80. It is not a fortune but it will also raise awareness of the local charity.

     

    We do not ban phones but ask people not to cheat. It is a fun, charity quiz, there is no prize and people who cheat spoil it for the others.

    Phone:  01234 391222

    Website: www.cockinnnorthcrawley.co.uk

  • Thu
    07
    Sep
    2017
    11.00am - 12.00pm

    Ballroom Dancing Poster-1

    For both visually impaired and sighted individuals

     

     

     

    BucksVision have been lucky to have the opportunity for a teacher to join us who is experienced in arranging dances suitable for both visually impaired and sighted individuals.

     

     

    A taster session will take place on: Thursday 7th September 2017 between 11.00 am – 12.00 noon and, if successful, future sessions will take place on the last Thursday of each month. Sessions will be held at Centrecom, Milton Keynes. This will be at a cost of £5.00

     

    A small charge will be payable for those that require transport.

    Contact: Padma Cheriyan

    Tel: 01908 377058

    Email:PSCheriyan@gmail.com

  • Wed
    20
    Sep
    2017
    7.00pm -10.00pmThe Guildhall, Christ the Cornerstone Church CMK

    Quiz Night

     

    Please come along and support our public fundraising event. The event kicks off from 7pm with coffees, teas and snacks. Pease 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 kim.burchell@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!

  • Fri
    22
    Sep
    2017
    Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017
    9am - 11am / 11.15 - 12.45pmRivers Centre, Trent Road, Bletchley, MK3 7BB

    Lip-reading courses at Community Learning MK

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

    Lip-reading (Mixed-level)

    Lip-reading - First Steps

    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

    www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/clmk

    01908 556700

    New ten-week classes starting Friday 22nd September 2017

    Mixed level 9am until 11am First Steps 11.15am until 12.45 pm

    Cost £116 (concessions £93) Cost £87 (concessions £70)

    Further concessions available for learners with hearing loss and those who care for the deaf

     Lipreading poster September 2017 pdf

  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017
    5:30 pmThe Venue MK, Walton High, Milton Keynes MK7 7WH

    To join us on Wednesday 27 September for Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s free annual event open to everyone, that is being held at The Venue MK, Walton High, Milton Keynes MK7 7WH. Light refreshments will be available from 17:30 followed by an evening of various attractions.

    Come along and enjoy tea and biscuits with friends and family and visit the many departments information stands showcasing their area, hidden talents and skills before hearing about the annual review for 2016/17.

    For more information please contact Foundation.members@mkuh.nhs.uk or call 01908 996235

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