Events

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

  • Wed
    21
    May
    2014
    10 - 4pmShenley Lodge Extra Care Village

    Shenley Lodge Extra Care Village - Health and Wellbeing day – Display stand and information sharing

  • Wed
    21
    May
    2014
    7:00 pm

    MK Reader Service - Talk to Volunteers about the work of MK CIL

  • Sun
    13
    Jul
    2014
    12 noon - 3pmMK Rose Campbell Park

    MK Disability Awareness Day  - Picnic in the Park. Everyone welcome, free event fun for all the family

    Download the MK Disability Awareness Day poster

  • Sat
    16
    Aug
    2014
    10.30am-2.00pm10 Van Der Bilt Court, Blue Bridge, Milton Keynes MK13 0LB

    We have our own fundraising event planned for next Saturday please come along and support us. You will experience a wonderful garden as well as the chance to eat lots of nice cakes.

    Everyone is welcome to take tea/coffee and cake whilst admiring this magnificent AWARD WINNING garden. Feel free to wander around or simply sit, relax and take it all in. There will be a small selection of plants on sale and all proceeds raised will go to MK Centre for Integrated Living a charity organisation supporting people with a disability, their families and carers.
    Entry is £5 per person
    call 01908 231344 for information

  • Fri
    29
    Aug
    2014
    11.00am-3.00pmBedford Wellbeing Centre, 3 Woburn Road Bedford MK40 1EG

    Bedford open day

  • Mon
    01
    Sep
    2014
    Wed
    31
    Dec
    2014
    See list for further details

    Programme September to December2014 

    The 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 

    Tuesday 14 October

    Theresa Brierley is coming with an entertaining talk about her time at RADA and her career in theatre. 

    Sunday October 19th

    MK Fun Run. The annual event at Willen Lake starts at 11a.m. Most of us will walk, though some might run, the 5K round the lake. If you cannot take part yourself please sponsor us & cheer us on in raising funds for the Macular Society. Halve the cost of enrolling for Fun Run with 2 for 1 code: MAC 241

    Tuesday November 4th

    Healthwatch Health & Social Care Event

    Annual MK Macular Society Group Awareness stand. Helpers needed for this all day event which has a real buzz. 

    Tuesday 11 November

    On Armistice Day we welcome a representative from Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan’s) to tell us about the organisation, its work and the support it offers today to all ex-service people.

    Tuesday 9 December

    AGM followed by our Christmas social meeting with delicious seasonal refreshments, Hazel’s quiz & a raffle. 

    For further details please contact Maggie on 01908 319 292

  • Wed
    08
    Oct
    2014
    2:00 pmThe Guildhall, The Church of Christ the Cornerstone

            

    Milton Keynes CIL Annual General Meeting

    Wednesday 8th October 2014 at the Guildhall 2.00pm-4.00pm

    The event takes place on Wednesday 8th October 2014at the Guildhall, The Church of Christ the Cornerstone, 330 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES. 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 1st October.

    I very much hope you will be able to attend and I look forward to meeting you at 2.00pm on Wednesday 8th October 2014.

    Yours faithfully

    Geoff Saunders

    MK CIL Chair

     

  • Sat
    18
    Oct
    2014
    2.00-4.00pmMK CIL Large Meeting Room

    The RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind people) would like to invite the people of Milton Keynes to the launch of its Milton Keynes group!

    At the launch we will tell you a little more about what the RNIB do and how we help the local community. If you would like to attend please phone or email Hannah Duggan or Padma Cheriyan

    078255865753

    hannah.duggan@rnib.org.uk

    Padma on 01908 377058

    E-mail: pscheriyan@gmail.com

     

  • Wed
    22
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 pmThe Guildhall, The Church of Christ the Cornerstone

    Please come along and support our very first 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!

  • Sat
    29
    Nov
    2014
    10:00 amThe Guildhall, The Church of Christ the Cornerstone

    MK CIL is holding its first ever fundraising Table Top Sale. Please come along and support our event. Doors open 10am.

    Would you like to have a table and raise money for your groups/charity, do you have something to sell, ie crafts, cakes, charity items, or do you want to run a fun activity, guess the name of the bear, number of sweets in a jar, lucky dip or any other fun idea. If so then please do get in touch with us and book a table.  Contact Allison.carlton@mkcil.org.uk or call 01908 231344 to book a table. Tables cost £10. 

    We will be serving teas/coffees cakes, there will be raffle prizes and activities for children. Entry will be £2. children free.

    Please come along and give us your support.

  • Wed
    17
    Dec
    2014
    7:00 pmThe Guildhall, The Church of Christ the Cornerstone

    MK CIL is holding its first ever Charity Fundraising Auction. With great prizes donated by many local companies to tempt your wallet. We are offering Bistro Live tickets, Centre Parcs tickets - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MARCH 2015

  • Sat
    17
    Jan
    2015
    Everywhere and anywhere

    http://www.disabledaccessday.com/

    WHAT / WHERE / WHO

    What do I do?

    It's super simple. Please just visit one new place that you've never been to before.

    When is Disabled Access Day?

    The next Disabled Access Day will take place on the 12th of March 2016.

    When was the first Disabled Access Day?

    Saturday 17th January 2015.

    Where was it?

    Anywhere & everywhere! People could choose to visit somewhere local or venture further afield.

    Who is Disabled Access Day for?

    All disabled people and their families and friends.

    How do I get involved next time?

    Now you're talking! We'd like to keep it as simple as possible - so it really is as easy as choosing a new place to visit, getting out there and telling everybody all about it!

    Anything else?

    If you'd like to do even more, well, we'd be delighted! The website has some hints and tips for people, charities, venues and other organisations about how to join in with the day.

    Get involved

    If you would like to get involved please complete the form below or email takepart@disabledaccessday.com.

     

  • Thu
    19
    Feb
    2015
    7.00pm- 10.30pmThe Guidhall,Christ the Cornerstone Church Central Milton Keynes

    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!

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2015

    Cancellled due to poor ticket sales

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2015
    Ridge way Centre

    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 Thursday 19 March at The Ridgeway Centre in Milton Keynes.

    The event, which professionals are also welcome to attend will be held from 9:15am – 3:30pm and will consist of key speakers and workshops running in the morning and the afternoon on:

    • What is your child’s behaviour telling you?
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorder: strategies to support your child's emotions/anxiety/behavior
    • Education Health Care Plans (conversions and outcomes)
    • Dyslexia Awareness
    • Support and the Care Act

    There will also be information stands available to visit such as Carers MK and the Educational Psychology Service.

    Jane Cliff, Senior Caseworker for the Milton Keynes Special Educational Needs and Disability Information & Advice Service said: “This event will be a great opportunity for parents, carers and anyone interested in the education of children with special educational needs to learn more about how children can be supported through the educational system. There will be lots of information on offer and I would encourage anyone who is interested to come along.”

    The event is being jointly organised by MKSENDIAS and the Parent and Carers Alliance MK.

    Milton Keynes SEND Information Day at www.eventbrite.co.uk. For more information, please call Rachael Sherratt-Smith on 07852 526057.

  • Thu
    02
    Apr
    2015

    The eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2015. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. How will you celebrate? 

    Use #LIUB to share your experience across social media and help light the world up blue this April! Find out which major global landmarks will light up blue in 2015

     

  • Thu
    14
    May
    2015

    This was attended by Angela and Edith which was very good.

     

    Talk given outlining MK CIL Services

     

    Contact: Andrea Quayle

    andrea.quayle@btopenworld.com

     
  • Fri
    15
    May
    2015
    11:00 am4 Holly Lane, Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes MK12 6HP
  • Tue
    09
    Jun
    2015
    9.30am-12pmEverywhere

    This was attended by Allison Carlton & volunteers

    http://www.carersweek.org/

     
  • Thu
    18
    Jun
    2015
    7.00pm-10.30pmThe Guidhall,Christ the Cornerstone Church Central Milton Keynes

    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!

  • Thu
    02
    Jul
    2015
    10.30am-12.00pmThe Guidhall,Christ the Cornerstone Church Central Milton Keynes

    1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month

    Group Drop- In

    Sensory Advice Resource Centre (SARC)

  • Thu
    02
    Jul
    2015
    2.00pm-4.00pmThe Guidhall,Christ the Cornerstone Church Central Milton Keynes

    Every Thursday there is a group drop in for table Games

  • Tue
    14
    Jul
    2015
    11.30 -2.30pmWalnut Tree Sports Ground MK7 7DE

    Capture

  • Thu
    30
    Jul
    2015
    2.00-4.00pmRoom 2 and Room 3 at Milton Keynes Council Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ

    Learning Disability Services Planning Ahead

     

    What is the "Planning Ahead" consultation about?

    Milton Keynes Council has given permission for a team of people to look at learning disability services in Milton Keynes. The team will look at what is happening in services and what is needed for people now and in future.

    The team will begin by looking at three areas:

    • Short Breaks
    • Introducing Shared Lives to Milton Keynes (Shared Lives is a scheme where people can stay with another carer or family either living with them or staying for a short break)
    • Offering Direct Payments for non-residential short breaks (Direct Payments are a payment of money from the council to you, or to someone acting on your behalf, to pay for the cost of arranging support. This could be used to go to an activity for a break without staying away from home overnight)
    • Looking at current capacity for short breaks
    • Supported Living  
    • Fully review the Community Support Intervention Team (CSiT) which provides intensive support
    • Review the Community Support Team (CST) and look at alternative solutions to current service provision 
    • Assistive Technology (e.g. Telecare) and use of social media
    • Work with current partners to develop and offer alternative support
    • Day Services
    • Explore the use of Direct payments for current and future service users
    • Rationalise the current local authority provision e.g. reduce the number of traditional building based services and develop supported access to the community

    How will we consult with you?

    The team will ask learning disability service users, family carers, staff, stakeholders, and young people who will use services in the future, what they think about services and what could work better for them in their lives. 

     

  • Tue
    25
    Aug
    2015

    Tuesday 10th September 2015 (World Suicide Prevention Day)
    Indoor Bowls Centre
    Stoke Mandeville Stadium
    Guttmann Road
    Aylesbury
    Buckinghamshire
    HP21 9PP

    Clink here for more information SPIN Conference Agenda 10 09 15 (00000002)

  • Fri
    28
    Aug
    2015
    11:00am-4.00pmTower Drive Centre, Rear Carpark

    Music And Dance Festival, please come along and enjoy yourself.

    MAD Festival Poster 2015

  • Sat
    29
    Aug
    2015
    6PM-8.30PMHerons Lodge, Bradwell Road, Loughton Lodge, Milton Keynes, MK8 9AA

    Choice Support are working on a new project here in MK called MYPA.

    We are setting up a matching service for individuals that are looking for their own PA.

    The service offers different levels of support that a person can choose the options that they may require, theses start with PA matching, payroll support and some other options.

    Family Tea Invitation

  • Tue
    01
    Sep
    2015
    Tue
    29
    Sep
    2015
    AMThe Guidhall,Christ the Cornerstone Church Central Milton Keynes

    This event is hold every Tuesday morning in September, please come and take part.

     

    Careers flyer

  • Mon
    07
    Sep
    2015
    2.00-4.00pmBletchley Leisure Centre (first two rooms on the right on entry opposite the Cafe.) Princes Way, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 2HQ

    Learning Disability Services Planning Ahead

     

    What is the "Planning Ahead" consultation about?

    Milton Keynes Council has given permission for a team of people to look at learning disability services in Milton Keynes. The team will look at what is happening in services and what is needed for people now and in future.

    The team will begin by looking at three areas:

    • Short Breaks
    • Introducing Shared Lives to Milton Keynes (Shared Lives is a scheme where people can stay with another carer or family either living with them or staying for a short break)
    • Offering Direct Payments for non-residential short breaks (Direct Payments are a payment of money from the council to you, or to someone acting on your behalf, to pay for the cost of arranging support. This could be used to go to an activity for a break without staying away from home overnight)
    • Looking at current capacity for short breaks
    • Supported Living  
    • Fully review the Community Support Intervention Team (CSiT) which provides intensive support
    • Review the Community Support Team (CST) and look at alternative solutions to current service provision 
    • Assistive Technology (e.g. Telecare) and use of social media
    • Work with current partners to develop and offer alternative support
    • Day Services
    • Explore the use of Direct payments for current and future service users
    • Rationalise the current local authority provision e.g. reduce the number of traditional building based services and develop supported access to the community

    How will we consult with you?

    The team will ask learning disability service users, family carers, staff, stakeholders, and young people who will use services in the future, what they think about services and what could work better for them in their lives. 

     

  • Tue
    08
    Sep
    2015
    10.00-4.00pmMobile located outside Dobbies Garden Centre, Watling street, Milton Keynes, MK17 9JH

    Our Mobile Sight Loss Information and Advice Service will be on hand to inform visitors about local and national sources of help for visually impaired people, their families and friends.

    Please visit the link below 

    https://actionforblindpeople.org.uk/?gclid=CKLE1bjHxscCFYsEwwodMV8GEQ   

  • 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

     

  • Wed
    09
    Sep
    2015
    10AM-4PMMobile located in Horns Lane Car Park Princes Risborough, HP27 0AW

    Our Mobile Sight Loss Information and Advice Service will be on hand to inform visitors about local and national sources of help for visually impaired people, their families and friends.

    Please visit the link below 

    https://actionforblindpeople.org.uk/?gclid=CKLE1bjHxscCFYsEwwodMV8GEQ  

  • Thu
    10
    Sep
    2015
    10am-4pmMobile located in Sycamore Road Car Park, Rickmansworth Road, HP6 5EQ

    https://actionforblindpeople.org.uk/?gclid=CKLE1bjHxscCFYsEwwodMV8GEQ

    Our Mobile Sight Loss Information and Advice Service will be on hand to inform visitors about local and national sources of help for visually impaired people, their families and friends.

      

  • Mon
    14
    Sep
    2015
    Sat
    19
    Sep
    2015
    7:30 pmFawlty Towers, The Chrysalis Theatre, MK15 9JY

    10 Days until Fawlty Towers hits Milton Keynes 

    Have you booked your seat yet?

    Friday night has already SOLD OUT and Saturday and Thursdays performances are not too far behind. Don't miss out as MKTOC actors bring three episodes of the classic hilarious sit com to life on the Chrysalis stage. Monday night special offer, all tickets just £11. Fawlty Towers, The Chrysalis Theatre, MK15 9JY, Monday 14th - Saturday 19th September 7.30pm  Boxoffice click link, phone 01234 241357 or www.mktoc.co.uk Tune into the Stevens on Sunday show on MKFM 106.3FM  this Sunday 4.00pm - 5.00pm to hear an interview with our very own Basil Fawlty.

  • Tue
    22
    Sep
    2015
    6:30 pmStantonbury Theatre, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes MK14 6BN

    Come along and share in our Annual Review of 2014/15, how your hospital is doing and improving facilities for patients' experience.

    A free event with refreshments available   

    poster_2015_V1 (1)

  • Tue
    29
    Sep
    2015
    6pm-8pmMain Hall and Tickford Room, Lovat Hall, Newport Pagnell, Baptist Church, Silver St, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0EJ

    Learning Disability Services Planning Ahead

     

    What is the "Planning Ahead" consultation about?

    Milton Keynes Council has given permission for a team of people to look at learning disability services in Milton Keynes. The team will look at what is happening in services and what is needed for people now and in future.

    The team will begin by looking at three areas:

    • Short Breaks
    • Introducing Shared Lives to Milton Keynes (Shared Lives is a scheme where people can stay with another carer or family either living with them or staying for a short break)
    • Offering Direct Payments for non-residential short breaks (Direct Payments are a payment of money from the council to you, or to someone acting on your behalf, to pay for the cost of arranging support. This could be used to go to an activity for a break without staying away from home overnight)
    • Looking at current capacity for short breaks
    • Supported Living  
    • Fully review the Community Support Intervention Team (CSiT) which provides intensive support
    • Review the Community Support Team (CST) and look at alternative solutions to current service provision 
    • Assistive Technology (e.g. Telecare) and use of social media
    • Work with current partners to develop and offer alternative support
    • Day Services
    • Explore the use of Direct payments for current and future service users
    • Rationalise the current local authority provision e.g. reduce the number of traditional building based services and develop supported access to the community

    How will we consult with you?

    The team will ask learning disability service users, family carers, staff, stakeholders, and young people who will use services in the future, what they think about services and what could work better for them in their lives. 

     

  • Wed
    30
    Sep
    2015
    1:00 pmMilton Keynes Conference Centre Strudwick Drive, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes, MK6 2TG

     Healthwatch Milton Keynes would like to invite you to join us for our 2015 Annual Meeting.

    1.00pm – 2.00pm: Networking hour (with free buffet lunch and stands about health & social care)

    2.00pm – 3.00pm: Presentation on Healthwatch Milton Keynes

    3.15pm – 3.35pm: Presentation by Graham Ball and Jenny Williams, Improving Access to GPs in Milton Keynes – A Project Update

    Please remember to book your space at this event!

     

    Annual Meeting 2015 Poster

  • Tue
    06
    Oct
    2015
    7:00 pmHealth and Adult Social Care Select Committee, Civic Offices, Milton Keynes Council, MK9 3EJ

    Learning Disability Services Planning Ahead

     

    What is the "Planning Ahead" consultation about?

    Milton Keynes Council has given permission for a team of people to look at learning disability services in Milton Keynes. The team will look at what is happening in services and what is needed for people now and in future.

    The team will begin by looking at three areas:

    • Short Breaks
    • Introducing Shared Lives to Milton Keynes (Shared Lives is a scheme where people can stay with another carer or family either living with them or staying for a short break)
    • Offering Direct Payments for non-residential short breaks (Direct Payments are a payment of money from the council to you, or to someone acting on your behalf, to pay for the cost of arranging support. This could be used to go to an activity for a break without staying away from home overnight)
    • Looking at current capacity for short breaks
    • Supported Living  
    • Fully review the Community Support Intervention Team (CSiT) which provides intensive support
    • Review the Community Support Team (CST) and look at alternative solutions to current service provision 
    • Assistive Technology (e.g. Telecare) and use of social media
    • Work with current partners to develop and offer alternative support
    • Day Services
    • Explore the use of Direct payments for current and future service users
    • Rationalise the current local authority provision e.g. reduce the number of traditional building based services and develop supported access to the community

    How will we consult with you?

    The team will ask learning disability service users, family carers, staff, stakeholders, and young people who will use services in the future, what they think about services and what could work better for them in their lives. 

     

  • Wed
    07
    Oct
    2015
    Wed
    09
    Dec
    2015
    12noon-2pmWorks for Us, 1st Floor Norfolk House, 433 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2AH

    FREE COURSE
    Introduction to Mosaics
    You don’t need to be an expert to join this course.
    During the sessions the tutor will introduce you to the art of mosaic and show you how to create your own design.
    In these sessions you will learn the techniques that will allow you to express yourself using this unique art form....
    Taking part in art and craft activities has long been known to have therapeutic benefits.
    Engaging in art activities as part of a supportive group can help distract and re focus the mind and may help with depression, anxiety and chronic pain.
    When?
    12noon-2pm on Wednesdays 7th & 14th October, 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th November, 2nd & 9th December
    Where?
    Works for Us, 1st Floor Norfolk House, 433 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2AH
    Feeling anxious?
    Everyone will have felt like this before and the tutor will make you feel really welcome. We can give you extra help with getting to the first session if you need it.
    How do I book on?
    Phone Janice 01908 200186 / 07983 467438 or email j.jones@worksforus.org.uk

  • Wed
    07
    Oct
    2015
    2.00pm-4.00pmGuildhall, The Church of Christ the Cornerstone

    The event takes place on Wednesday 7h October 2015 at the Guildhall, The Church of Christ the Cornerstone, 330 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES. 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 1st October.

    I very much hope you will be able to attend and I look forward to meeting you at 2.00pm on Wednesday 7th October 2015

  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2015
    3.30-7.30pmKilm Farm Club MK11 3LH

    Western Expansion Area

    Publ i c Exhi bi t i on

    TH URSDAY 8TH OCTOBER

    3.30 - 7.30PM

    M K11KILN FARM CLUB (M K113LH )

    Run in par tner ship between Communi ty Action:M K and M i l ton Keynes Counci l .

    Kindly suppor ted by M K11Ki ln Farm Club

    Pop along anytime to find out about

    plans for the W estern Expansion Area,

    and talk to those involved in creating

    this new communi ty

    Al l w el com e!

     

    WEA exhibition poster (4)

  • Mon
    12
    Oct
    2015
    Fri
    16
    Oct
    2015

     Monday 12th October

    Focus: Race RS will arrange a stall in city centre over lunchtime and will focus on the Somali Community

    Tuesday 13th October

    Focus: LGB Hannah going to Pink Punters – arrange for bus. RO to visit / Amersham. RS arranging stall in MKC focusing on LGB issues.

    Wednesday 14th October

    Focus: Disability. Rebecca / RS to arranging MKC stall focusing on all aspects of disability and Mental Health

    Thursday 15th October

    Focus: Transphobia. Mainly on line. RS to arrange stall at MKC focusing on theme.

    Friday 16th October

    Focus: Faith. Rebecca / Richard to visit places of worship, RS arranging stall at MK on theme

    Everyone is supporting Hate Crime throughout this week. Get involved!

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  • Thu
    15
    Oct
    2015
    7.00pm-10.30pmThe Guidhall,Christ the Cornerstone Church Central Milton Keynes

    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!

  • Mon
    26
    Oct
    2015
    2pm-4pmCentre for Integrated Living Meeting Room, Christ the Cornerstone Church, 330 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

    RNIB Supporting people with sight loss

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

     Come and tell us the challenges you have found in the local area

     Guest Speaker

    Mr Steve Naylor, CEO, Bucks Vision

    Who will be speaking about new projects at Bucks Vision

    Tea, Coffee & biscuits will be provided so please contact us if you are able to attend by telephone or email to:

     Padma:  01908 377058 or  07429 154 931

    email:          pscheriyan@gmail.com

            

       We look forward to welcoming you

  • Tue
    03
    Nov
    2015
    10am-6pmMiddleton Hall, Central Milton Keynes


    Our annual event will be held on Tuesday 3rd November at Middleton Hall, Central Milton Keynes 10am - 6pm.
    There will be over 100 health-related, social care and wellbeing stalls from charities, the voluntary sector, statutory (e.g. NHS services) and private companies.
    Make a note of the date in your diary now and come along to benefit from the wealth of information available all in one place.

    There will be a stage with a programme of events throughout the day and the show will remain open until 6pm this year in order to give more people the opportunity to attend. The event is well established in central Milton Keynes - this will be the eleventh consecutive year.
    If you are part of an organisation who would like to have a stand at the event then please contact the office to register your interest.

    Healthwatch Milton Keynes is the consumer champion for health and social care - we are here to make sure that local people can influence the design and delivery of local services; we do this by our outreach work, meetings and by people contacting us to feed back their experiences. This information is in turn fed back to the Care Quality Commission and service providers. We offer information, advice and signposting. Membership is free and members receive regular health and social care updates via e-mail or post with the opportunity to take part in surveys or become more involved if so desired.

    To find out more call 01908 266696.

  • 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

     

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  • 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/)

    or book directly on

    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

     

    artsforhealthmk.com

    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

  • 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

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  • 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.

     sleepeasy poster 2017 1 SLEEP EASY COMMUNITY LETTER

  • 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

    IMG_1148
                                                                  

         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

     2. MK VISITOR REGISTRATION FORM - 4 APRIL 2017

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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

  • Tue
    12
    Sep
    2017
    10am - 4pmMiddleton Hall CMK

    IMG_1266Healthwatch 2017

    Tuesday 12th September 2017

    10am - 4pm

    Middleton Hall CMK

     

  • Tue
    19
    Sep
    2017
    Tue
    19
    Dec
    2017
    10.30am - 12.00pmTHE CHURCH OF CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE, 330 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

    MK HARD OF HEARING SUPPORT GROUP IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE UNDER AGE 50 TO JOIN THEIR MEETINGS

     

    THE GROUP MEETS TWICE MONTHLY, ON FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAY EACH MONTH MK CIL MEETING ROOM WITHIN THE CHURCH OF CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE  FROM 10.30-12.00 Noon

     

    THE SENSORY SERVICES USER FORUM IS ALSO SEEKING PEOPLE UNDER AGE 50 to JOIN

     

    PLEASE CONTACT ROS BLOOR on 01908678472 IF INTERESTED

  • 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

  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017
    Mon
    29
    Jan
    2018
    Milton Keynes

     

    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.

     

    Please follow the link for more information: Services Information Sheet MK- Autumn 2017

  • Wed
    11
    Oct
    2017
    14.00 - 16.00Guildhall, Christ the Cornerstone Church MK9 2ES

    Invitation A5-1

     

    The event takes place on Wednesday 11th October 2017

    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.

    We are very much looking forward to celebrating our 25th Anniversary in October!

    To help us with our planning of this event, you may wish to confirm your attendance, you can do that via email at kim.burchell@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  by Wednesday 4tOctober 2017.

    We very much hope you will be able to attend and we look forward to meeting you at 2.00pm on Wednesday 11th October 2017

  • Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017
    10.00am - 12.00pmGuildhall, Christ the Cornerstone Church MK9 2ES

    It will be fairly informal and they will be discussing hate crime amongst people with disabilities and how it can be tackled.  It will form part of National Hate Crime Week.

    The meeting is being organised by Amanda Carter- Philpott of Pandora and Lisa Lovell of MKC. Your support would be invaluable.

     Please contact 01908 231344 Kim Burchell  kim.burchell@mkcil.org.uk if you're able to attend.

  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017
    6pm - 7pmDavid Lloyd Milton Keynes – Livingstone Drive, Milton Keynes MK15 0DL

     Wheelchair Tennis flyer Nov 2017-page-001

    Our tennis session is open to anyone with a physical impairment who wants to learn new skills, get active and have fun! Tennis is a great way to improve physical and

    mental health and wellbeing and can be adapted to suit everyone. Courts, rackets and balls can be adapted for all abilities.

    For those who want or need to use a sports wheelchair we can provide this equipment to use during sessions. If you have any questions or would like more information please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

    Wheelchair Tennis - Ages 16+

    Saturday 4th November 2017 - onwards  

     

    How to book: emma@mkinclusivetennis.co.uk

     

  • Tue
    02
    Jan
    2018
    Tue
    18
    Dec
    2018
    10.30-12.00Milton Keynes Centre for Integrated Living - 330 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES - MK CIL meeting room.

    MILTON KEYNES HARD OF HEARING SUPPORT GROUP

    MEETS ON 1stand 3rd TUESDAY EVERY MONTH AT MKCIL MEETING ROOM WITHIN THE CHURCH OF CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE,MK CITY CENTRE FROM 10.30-12.00 NOON

    ITINERY FOR 2018

    TUESDAY 2 JANUARY PRESENTATION BY THAMES VALLEY POLICE ON DISABLED ISSUES by Richard Solly

    TUESDAY 16 JANUARY   COFFEE MORNING

    TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY PRESENTATION BY HEARING DOGS FOR THE DEAF

    TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY     COFFEE MORNING

    TUESDAY 6 MARCH PRESENTATION by Michelle Breeze of MK THEATRE on disabled access performances and disabled issues

    TUESDAY 20 MARCH         COFFEE MORNING

    TUESDAY 3 APRIL PRESENTATION BY CNWL ADULT HEARING SERVICES by Collette

    TUESDAY 17 APRIL             COFFEE MORNING

    TUESDAY 1 MAY PRESENTATION BY MKC COMMUNITY TRANSPORT AND MK COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER TRANSPORT SCHEME (TO BE CONFIRMED)

    TUESDAY 15 MAY                   COFFEE MORNING

    TUESDAY 5 JUNE MK MACCULAR GROUP ON CHARLES BONNET SYNDROME (TO BE CONFIRMED)

    TUESDAY 19 JUNE                   COFFEE MORNING

    TUESDAY 3 JULY PRESENTATION ON ARRIVA BUS SERVICES by Keiran Lawson General Manager

    TUESDAY 17 JULY                   COFFEE MORNING

    TUESDAY 7 AUGUST PRESENTATION BY MKCIL by Annette Holcroft

    TUESDAY 21 AUGUST               COFFEE MORNING

    TUESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER PRESENTATION BY MK HEALTHWATCH by Tracey Keech Deputy CEO

    TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER           COFFEE MORNING

    TUESDAY 2 OCTOBER PRESENTATION BY MK HOSPITAL AUDIOLOGY (TO BE CONFIRMED)

    TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER               COFFEE MORNING

     TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER PRESENTATION ON ADULT SOCIAL SERVICES by Cath Broadhead of MKCCG

    TUESDAY 20 NOVEMBER                 COFFEE MORNING

    TUESDAY 4 DECEMBER PRESENTATION BY ACTION ON HEARING LOSS by Henry Skinner

    TUESDAY 18 DECEMBER HOH SUPPORT GROUP CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

     

  • Tue
    09
    Jan
    2018
    Tue
    12
    Jun
    2018
    14.00 - 16.00602 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 January to June 2018

     

    Tuesday 9 January

    AGM followed by

    MK Reader Service, a presentation by one of its volunteers and

    Sound News by Paula Suchy, its chairman, and also our member.

    Both these local organisations are invaluable to anyone with sight loss.

     

    Tuesday 13 February

    Macular Degeneration Lenses: Chris Skelton of Henry Smith & Hamylton, opticians, will demonstrate these lenses which have been specially developed to help with AMD. Come along to see if they might work for you and open up new horizons!

     

    Tuesday 13 March

    Current Research: What is happening and how we might help. We welcome again Julie Edwards from the Macular Society, this time with encouraging news on all types of macular conditions.

     

    Tuesday 10 April

    Christmas in April! Come to our meeting postponed by snow, a social time with seasonal refreshments, a raffle and a revisit by the popular toe tapping “The Last of the Summer Ukuleles”

     

    Tuesday 8 May

    All things Macular: Our open group discussion on macular conditions; how they affect you; how you manage; share tips & advice. If you want information on a particular topic, please tell Maggie in April

     

    Tuesday 12 June

    My Little Evacuee: An entertaining and enlightening talk by Gordon Abbott on his personal story and his present involvement with The British Evacuees Association

     

    For further information please contact Maggie on 01908 319292

  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018
    Thu
    29
    Nov
    2018
    10.30-12.00Centrecom, 602 North Row, Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3BJ (Behind the Central Milton Keynes Library, facing public car park)

    Bucks Vision Ballroom Dancing Group

     

    Discover fun  way to exercise and learn to dance.  Visually impaired as well as sighted ladies and gentlemen are welcome.  We have an excellent dance teacher who is experienced in helping the visually impaired  as well as sighted individuals.

     

    Venue: Centrecom, 602 North Row, Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3BJ (Behind the Central Milton Keynes Library, facing public car park)

     

    When: Thursday, 25 January 2018 and then monthly on the last Thursday.

     

    Time: 10.30  a m to 12 noon. Doors open at 10 a m

    Cost: £5 per session

     

    For further information and to book a place, please contact Padma on 01908 377058 or

    e-mail: pscheriyan@gmail.com

     

    We look forward to welcoming you.

  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2018
    2.00pm - 4.00pmSpinal Injuries Association SIA House, 2 Trueman Place, Oldbrook, MK6 2HH

    OLDER PERSONS’ FORUM WELLBEING

    Speakers Caroline Holland - Open University Dr. Nicola Smith GP - MKCCG Peter Barnes – MK City Orchestra In addition speakers are anticipated on Mental Health and from MK Council in the Chair Jan Lloyd - MK Older Persons’ Champion 

    Wednesday 14th March, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm 

    Public-Meeting-March-2018-PosterFree parking, disabled parking, accessible building, hearing loop. Bus stop at SIA House: Arriva Route 1 and Red Rose Travel Route 28 Any questions call: Kim Burchell, OPF Administrator on 01908 231344 Organised & promoted by Milton Keynes Older Persons’ Forum

  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2018
    Wed
    27
    Jun
    2018
    Alzheimer’s Society - 2nd Floor, Margaret Powell House 401-447 Midsummer Boulevard, alzheimers.org.uk Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3BN

     

    Dementia Support

    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)

    Margaret Powell House, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BN

    and various locations

    Monday, Fortnightly

    16 & 30 Apr

    14 & 28 May

    11 & 25 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

    24 Apr, 29 May,

    26 Jun

    2pm – 4pm

    Activity Group

    The MARC and Frank Moran Centre

    Melrose Avenue

    Bletchley, MK3 6PA

    Wednesday fortnightly

    4 & 18 Apr

    2, 16 & 30 May

    13 & 27 Jun

    1.30 – 3.30pm

    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

    11 & 25 Apr

    9 & 23 May

    6 & 20 Jun

    10.30am - 12.30pm

    Singing for the Brain

    Herons Lodge Guide Centre, Bradwell Road, Loughton Lodge, Milton Keynes, MK8 9AA

    Monday, fortnightly

    9 & 23 Apr

    21 May

    4 & 18 Jun

    10.30am -12.15pm

    Singing for the Brain

    The Peartree Centre, Chadd Lane, Milton Keynes MK6 3EB.

    Monday, fortnightly

    9 & 23 Apr

    21 May

    4 & 18 Jun

     

     

    For more information please  follow the link -

    Services Information Sheet MK- Spring 2018

    2pm - 3.45pm

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    12:30 pmMK Rose in Campbell Park

    Commonwealth Picnic – Bring a Picnic and a Flag.

    Celebrate being part of the Commonwealth by sharing food, friendship and fun on HM The Queen’s Birthday, and joining in with Commonwealth celebrations that will be taking place right across the globe. Please bring a flag for our display of 52 flags of the 52 commonwealth countries. http://www.theparkstrust.com/whats-on/event-details/2127

  • Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018
    12.00pm - 6.00pmChrysalis Theatre - Japonica Line, Willen Park, Milton Keynes MK15 9JY

    Final LOW Recruitment and volunteer fair poster _new look

    Camphill Communities Milton Keynes Rectruitment & Volunteer Fair

    Do you want to be a part of a unique creative and caring environment?

    We’re a vibrant community providing support and a meaningful working life for adults with a wide range of abilities.

     

    Drop in for an informal chat over refreshments from our bakery and café and explore our community employment and voluntary opportunities.

    We’re seeking:
    - Support Workers and Senior roles in our supported living houses.
    - Day care Support Workers in Café, Bakery, Garden & Crafts workshops.
    - Local Volunteers for Café, Bakery, Garden, Crafts, Theatre & I.T. Workshops.

    For further information please contact recruitment (at) camphillmk.co.uk
    More on our vacancies here - http://camphillmk.co/work-with-us/
    More on volunteering here - http://camphillmk.co/about-us-2/volunteer-opportunities/

  • Sat
    23
    Jun
    2018
    11:00 amDoor 15, Silbury Blvd, Centre:MK, MK9 3EP

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    The artworks at the You See Me Moving Forward exhibition, celebrating Milton Keynes Disability Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day

    It’s opening on Saturday 23 June, 11am

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Sat
    14
    Jul
    2018
    10 - 3pmMiddleton Hall

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    Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day

    Saturday 14th July 2018

    10 - 3pm FESTIVAL OF SPORT

     

     

    Come along and see

    • GB Paralympians
    • Sport Demonstrations in the MK Dons Stadia
    • Yoga/ Streetdance and Gymnastics
    • Song & Dance
    • Art Exhibition
    • Craft activities & Competitions

     

     

  • Thu
    09
    Aug
    2018
    Thu
    30
    Aug
    2018
    6pm - 8pmFishermead Trinity Centre, Fishermead Boulevard, Fishermead, MK6 2LA

    Advert Summer School-1

     Supporting Disabled People into Leadership Roles

     

     

    The Equality Council UK are proud to be announcing the Disability Leadership Programme Summer School.

    The DLP Summer School is a FREE four week programme aimed to tackle the under representation of disabled people on decision making bodies.

    This project has been made possible by a grant from Peoples Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

    The course will cover skills such as Public Speaking and confidence building as well as ways to deal with confrontation, conflict and stress. Following on from the course, attendees will be supported to apply for positions on boards and for their first few months attending.

    WHEN

    Thursday 9th August 2018, 6pm-8pm- Introduction

    Thursday 16th August 2018, 6pm-8pm Public Speaking

    Thursday 23rd August 2018, 6pm-8pm- Confidence Building

    Thursday 30th 2018, 6pm-8pm- Dealing with Confrontation and Stress

     

    ONLY 5 SPACES LEFT! 

    Please contact Hannah on:

     hannaho@mkequalitycouncil.org.uk or 01908 786707

  • Mon
    01
    Oct
    2018
    Wed
    19
    Dec
    2018
    Milton Keynes

     

    Dementia Support

    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.

     

    Please follow the link below for more information -

    Services Information Sheet MK- Autumn 2018 2

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018
    2.00pm - 4.00pmGuildhall, Christ the Cornerstone Church MK9 2ES

    The event takes place on Wednesday 17th October 2018715pq-kfwbp

    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 kim.burchell@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 by Wednesday 3rd October 2018.

    We very much hope you will be able to attend and we look forward to meeting you at 2.00pm on Wednesday 17th October 2018

  • Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018
    10.00am -4.00pmChrysalis Theatre, Camphill MK Communities, Japonica Lane, Willen Park, Milton Keynes, MK15 9JY

    CMKC Winter Artisan Food and Craft Fayre 2018 for Instagram_squreCMKC Craft and Food Fayre Nov_2018

     

     

     

     

     

    Shop Local, Eat Local and Meet Local

     

    In support of a vibrant community providing a meaningful working life for adults with learning disabilities, Camphill Milton Keynes Communities Ltd will host their Winter Artisan Food & Craft Fair on Saturday 10th November.

     

    Hosted inside the specially built community theatre Chrysalis Milton Keynes, the indoor event will showcase their very own artisan baked goods, preserves, honey, cordials and vinegars, traditional textiles, unique one-off art & craft items.

     

    CMKC have invited a further 30 hand-selected local crafters, makers & artisans to join them. Expect original photography, creative bakes, soaps, craft gin, upcycled wood, jewellery, festive gifts, curry pastes, chutneys, plus local art demos by MKSA, Christmas gifts and home and fashion accessories and creative gifts made in-house within the Camphill workshops.

     

    “Camphill communities have proud roots in creativity, art, craft and drama and our interest in creating community is in our name.

    Our Artisan Food & Craft Fairs are an excellent opportunity to share our work, build relationships with fellow crafters from the local area and show off the creative skills of our residents and staff”. Tim Davies, CEO CMKC.

     

    Refreshments will include freshly baked good and beverages accompanied by local musical talents.

     

    All funds raised will go back into the vibrant charitable community.

     

    So if you're looking for a unique, locally made gifts and produce and want to meet local makers, crafters, artists and artisans, why not pop in and see what the vibrant community has to offer.

     

    The free indoor event is open to everyone as is family friendly.

     

    You can find out more on their Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/893816074140299/

    Or visit the Camphill Blog http://camphillmk.co/camphill-blog/

     

    Details:

    FREE entry

    This is an indoor event.

  • Tue
    04
    Dec
    2018
    7:00 pmGuildhall, Christ the Cornerstone Church MK9 2ES
    Christmas Quiz-1Father Christmas will be there with his Elves
     

    Pay on door

    (£5 per person Includes Tea/ Coffee + Mince Pie)

    Prizes for winning team

    Profits to CIL  (If you don't have a team please don't worry as we will help find you one)

  • Wed
    05
    Dec
    2018
    14.00 - 16.00Milton Keynes Centre for Integrating Living The Cornerstone Church MK9 2ES

    Craft poster-1

    Craft session

    Join us for a Christmas Crafternoon at CIL

    at Christ the Cornerstone

    Make a Christmas Table decoration and have a cuppa and mince pie

     

    Wednesday 5th December 2-4pm

    Places are limited so please book in advance

    £10.00 each, profits going to MKCIL

    Ring 01908 231344 or ask in the office

  • Wed
    02
    Jan
    2019
    Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019
    Milton Keynes

    Dementia Information Service The new Dementia Information Service is commissioned by Milton Keynes council and the CCG.

    Dementia Support Workers will be delivering support and information to people living in Milton Keynes and working closely with the Specialist Memory Service to provide support for people following a diagnosis.

    Dementia Support Workers can also support people with memory concerns to live well.

    For further information please contact Safia Khatoun on 01908 669404.

    Please follow the link for more details - Services Information Sheet MK - Winter 2018

  • Tue
    15
    Jan
    2019
    Tue
    17
    Dec
    2019
    SARC, Gloucester House, 399 Silbury Boulevard MK9 2AH

    Milton Keynes Hard-of Hearing Support Group

     

     

     

     

     

    Tuesday 15 January                                            Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 22 January                                            Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 5 February                                            Hearing Dogsfor theDeaf

    Tuesday 19 February                                          Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 5 March                                                 SARC

    Tuesday 19 March                                              CoffeeMorning

    Tuesday 2 April                                                   Lip ReadingTaster

    Tuesday 16 April                                                 CoffeeMorning

    Tuesday 7 May                                                   MK Theatre

    Tuesday 21 May                                                 Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 4 June                                                  Centre MK Open to All

    Tuesday 18 June                                                Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 2 July                                                    MKC TaxiLicensing

    Tuesday 16 July                                                  CoffeeMorning

    Tuesday 6 August                                              MK Healthwatch

    Tuesday 20 August                                            Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 3 September                                        Thames ValleyPolice

    Tuesday 17 September                                      Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 1 October                                            Adult Hearing Service(tbc)

    Tuesday15 October                                         Coffee morning

    Tuesday 5 November                                     MK Hospital Audiology Dept Coffee Morning

    Tuesday 19 November                                   Coffee Morrning

    Tuesday 3 December                                    Access Ambassadors

    Tuesday 17 December                                   Christmas Party!

     

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019

    What is Disabled Access Day?

    In 2015 Disabled Access Day began as a day to celebrate good access and to create opportunities for people to try something new. The day was very much about highlighting the fantastic access that already exists in places, experiences such as going on a touch tour, enjoying a relaxed peformance, sensory experiences, signed events, level access and of course a warm welcome!

    The Day was founded against the backdrop of wanting to make it easy for disabled people to try something new. Often these activities and experiences are hard to arrange or create a sense of anxiety and fear.

    Our founder, Paul's experience of wanting to try getting on a bus with his powerchair but not in the rush hour of a weekday service was the catalyst. He describes it as a day for focusing on creating opportunities for people to attend a series of organised events where they will receive a warm welcome, a chance to try something new and the memory of having done something different. He wants 2019's events and experiences to have a legacy. Just like his telling the story of trying a bus for the first time.

    Disabled People are encouraged having tried something new, or visited somewhere new, to share their story so that others can follow. A review on Euan's Guide, a tweet on social media or a blog post all help to make it easier for others considering a similar visit or experience.

    We're asking disabled people, their friends and families for 2019 is simply "Try something new and send a review"

    Why have Disabled Access Day?

    Disabled Access Day stems from an experience of Founder Paul Ralph in the summer of 2014. A powerchair user, Paul knew that Lothian Buses in his hometown of Edinburgh were wheelchair accessible. However, he hadn't tried them out for himself, so he didn't know if he could use buses with his own chair. He went to an Open day event at the Lothian bus depot where he was invited to try out the wheelchair access on a double decker bus. From that point on, Paul became a bus lover because he knew he could board any bus in Edinburgh.

    This experience became an idea that there should be more opportunities like this out there for disabled people who see things they would like to try but aren't quite sure how they'd get on. A series of focussed 'try something new' events and opportunities that otherwise wouldn't be so easy to arrange.

    When is Disabled Access Day?

    Disabled Access Day 2019 takes place on Saturday 16th March. If you are interested in taking part or would like to receive all the news as we move closer to the event you can sign up for the Disabled Access Day newsletter.

    Who is behind Disabled Access Day?

    Disabled Access Day was created from Paul's original idea and supported by Euan and the team at Euan's Guide. The intiative is powered by Euan's Guide.

    Euan's Guide is the disabled access review website that helps disabled people, their friends and families find new places to go and share their stories of the places they have visited. The focus of Disabled Access Day 2019 will be to try something new and leave a review on Euan's Guide, so that you can give other disabled people the confidence to try something similar.

     

    For more information please follow the link - https://www.disabledaccessday.com/

  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019
    Thu
    27
    Jun
    2019
    Milton Keynes

     

    Dementia Information Service

    The Dementia Information Service is commissioned by Milton Keynes council and the CCG. Our Dementia Support Workers deliver support and information to people living in Milton Keynes and work closely with the Specialist Memory Service, to provide support for people following a diagnosis. Dementia Support Workers can also support people with memory concerns to live well. For further information please contact Safia Khatoun or Michelle Marsh on 01908 669404.

     

    Please follow the link for more information -

    Services Information Sheet MK - Spring 2019

  • Thu
    27
    Jun
    2019
    Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019
    Milton Keynes

     

    The Dementia Information Service is commissioned by Milton Keynes council and the CCG. Our Dementia Support Workers deliver support and information to people living in Milton Keynes and work closely with the Specialist Memory Service, to provide support for people following a diagnosis. Dementia Support Workers can also support people with memory concerns to live well. For further information please contact Safia Khatoun or Michelle Marsh on 01908 669404.

    Services Information Sheet MK - Summer 2019

     

  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019
    12:00 pmMilton Keynes Rose Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AJ

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    Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day which has an event on Friday 12th July at 12noon

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019
    10.00am- 5.00pmWalton Hall and Gardens - Walton Lea Rd, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6SN

    Disability Awareness Day ("DAD") is the world's largest 'not for profit' voluntary-led disability exhibition, held annually in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington.

    Visitors to the show can expect to find around 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. PLUS a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts Marquee, Centre Arena and family entertainment. The show opens at 10am and finishes at 5pm, and entry is FREE with a FREE programme. You can also download a copy of the 2018 programme here

    About DAD

    Have you ever wondered what DAD week and Disability Awareness Day are like behind the scenes? Read this fascinating first hand account from Dave Thompson MBE DL, the Co-ordinator of the event.

    The Aims of DAD

    Disability Awareness Day is a pan disability event which promotes a can do culture focussing on what disabled people can do throughout life and work. The show has three main aims:

      • To highlight what statutory, private or voluntary services are available to enable disabled people to stay independent.
    • To promote equipment and aids that could maintain or improve independence, not just what is offered by statutory service providers, we want everyone to see the best and/or latest designs

     

    • To provide an opportunity to showcase what disabled people can do, in the field of Sport, Arts and Entertainment

     

    As well as fulfilling all these aims every year the show also gives everyone who comes a really good day out filled with interest, fun and entertainment!

    Disability Awareness Day 2019 will take place on Sunday 14th July at Walton Hall and Gardens.

    Please follow the link for more information- https://www.disabilityawarenessday.org.uk/index.shtml

  • Mon
    05
    Aug
    2019
    Mon
    26
    Aug
    2019
    8.00pm - 9.30pmSlug & Lettuce Theatre District Milton Keynes Savoy Crescent, 1, Milton Keynes MK9 3PU

    Slug and Lettuce Quiz

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Quiz Nights at The Slug and Lettuce

    Every Monday in August

    Proceeds to MK CIL

    8.00pm - 9.30pm

    Half price food

     

  • Fri
    09
    Aug
    2019
    Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019
    1.30pm-2.45pmJohn Lewis Community Room The Centre:MK Milton Keynes MK9 3EP

     

     

    Tai Chi is a gentle way to exercise and keep fit. It is a Chinese form of ‘meTai Chi Poster-1ditation’ within movement, a series of movements performed in a slow, harmonized and relaxed way. It aims to build up your immune system, loosen stiff joints, relieve headaches, neck and shoulder pain; and improve posture to alleviate back pain. It is suitable for all ages and abilities.

    Tai Chi classes are held twice a month on a Friday.  The last class this
    year will be on Friday, 15 November.

  • Tue
    10
    Sep
    2019
    Wed
    08
    Jan
    2020
    Milton Keynes

     

    Dementia Information Service

    The Dementia Information Service is commissioned by Milton Keynes council and the CCG. Our Dementia Support Workers deliver support and information to people living in Milton Keynes and work closely with the Specialist Memory Service, to provide support for people following a diagnosis. Dementia Support Workers can also support people with memory concerns to live well. For further information please contact Safia Khatoun or Michelle Lee hee shiong on 01908 669404.

     

    Please note that the Singing for the Brain scheduled for the 30th December will not now go ahead. These services will resume fortnightly from Monday 13th January 2020.

    Please follow the link for more information - Services Information Sheet MK - Autumn 2019

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019
    Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019
    7pm until 8.30pmRivers Centre, Humber Way, Bletchley MK3 7PH

     

    Lip-reading (Mixed-level)

    Do you find communication a challenge due to hearing loss?

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

     

     

    New ten-week class starting on Thursday 19 September 2019

    Suitable for beginners and those with some prior knowledge

    Cost: £94 (concessions: £75.20)

    Lipreading poster September 2019

     

     

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019
    10.00 - 13.00Venue: Rivers Centre, Humber Way, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 7PH

    Community Learning MK are hosting a one-day course for those who are adjusting to hearing loss at work.

    Are you experiencing challenges at work due to hearing loss? Do you need help with managing situations in the workplace? If so, this course is for you.

    Cost £24 (concession: £19.20)

    If you’d like to find out how to manage hearing loss at work and take your first steps in lip-reading, you are welcome to enrol for this course.

    Please contact our Enrolments team on 01908 556727

    For more information about language courses with Community Learning MK please contact Philip Allsop at

    Philip.Allsop@milton-keynes.gov.uk

    or telephone: 01908 556705

    Managing hearing loss at work 2019

     

     

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019
    2.00pm - 4.00pmGuildhall, Christ the Cornerstone Church MK9 2ES

    Invitation AGM 19 A5-page-001The event takes place on Wednesday 16th October 2019

    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 kim.burchell@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 by Wednesday 2nd October 2019.

    We very much hope you will be able to attend and we look forward to meeting you at 2.00pm on Wednesday 16th October 2019

  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019
    Thu
    27
    Feb
    2020
    3.00 - 4.30pmCIL, Church Of Christ The Cornerstone (next to the Talkback Office)

    CAMEO MK flyer CIL 2019 to 2020-page-001Come to a FREE drop-in group for adults with autism in MK.

    To find out how you can join us, get in touch with Michaela

    michaela.gallimore@talkback-uk.com

     

     

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019
    10.00 - 15.00Chrysalis Theatre, Camphill MK Communities, Japonica Lane, Willen Park, Milton Keynes, MK15 9JY

    camphill mk craft fair 19 CMKC Craft and Food Fayre Nov-2019_Use Me for social media

     

     

     

     

     

    Shop Local, Eat Local and Meet Local

     

     

    Camphill MK Communitiesare pleased to announce their upcoming Craft, Art & Food Fair on Saturday 9th November in Willen Park South.

     

    In support of a vibrant community providing a meaningful working life for adults with learning disabilities, they will open their doors to the wider community to celebrate craft, art and food created by its talented residents and local makers and crafters.

     

    Hosted inside their expansive community theatre Chrysalis Milton Keynes, the mostly indoor event will showcase their very own artisan baked goods, preserves, honey, cordials and vinegars – with ingredients harvested from their gardens – as well as traditional textiles, unique one-off art & craft items. The perfect opportunity to make a start of festive shopping and to shop local, eat local and meet local.

     

     

    Camphill MK has invited a further 30 hand-selected local crafters, makers & artisans to join them. Expect street food vendors, craft gin, curry pastes, chutneys, preserves, soaps, candles, textiles, upcycled wood, garden grafts, jewellry, festive gifts, plus the community’s own Art Fair.

     

    A selection of street-food will also be available outside on the grounds providing delicious, locally made and sourced eats.

     

    Entertainment will come courtesy of local musicians, who will be revealed on the day.

     

    All funds raised will go back into the vibrant charitable community that supports adults with learning disabilities and those who support them.

     

    The free event is open to everyone as is family-friendly.

     

    You can find out more on their Facebook Event Page –

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1811132452366221/

     

    Or visit our website - http://camphillmk.co/artisan-fairs/

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019
    11.00 - 15.00Church of Christ the Cornerstone Central Milton Keynes MK9 2ES

    12C298D4-DEBD-4C83-B031-91A22BB5611A
    MK CIL are celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 by having an open day.

  • Wed
    18
    Dec
    2019
    Mon
    23
    Mar
    2020
    Milton Keynes

     

    Dementia Information Service

    The service provides one to one support for people with dementia and carers and can be provided face to face, over the telephone or via written communication. Dementia Support Workers provide information, guidance and practical support to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future. The service also supports people to access other services. The service is commissioned by Milton Keynes council and the Clinical Commissioning Group. Please call 01908 669404 Monday-Friday 10-4 to speak to a Dementia Support Worker.

    Please follow the link for more information -

    Services Information Sheet MK - Winter 2019

  • Mon
    06
    Jan
    2020
    Mon
    27
    Jan
    2020
    8.00pm-9.30pm1 Savoy Crescent, Milton Keynes, MK9 3PU

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  • Tue
    07
    Jan
    2020
    Tue
    15
    Dec
    2020
    Milton Keynes

    MK HARD OF HEARING SUPPORT GROUP CHARITY NO 1179826

    LIST OF PRESENTATIONS FOR 2020

     

    JANUARY 7                 COCHLEAR IMPLANT COMPANY AN VOLUNTEER

                   21                 Coffee Morning a.m.  Lip reading 1.3—3.30

     

    FEBRUARY 4                AGE UK MILTON KEYNES to be confirmed

                     18               Coffee morning a.m. Lip reading 1.30-3.30

     

    MARCH 3                    CENTRE MK ACCESS FOR ALL to be confirmed

                 17                    Coffee morning 10.30-12.00   Lip reading 1.30-3.30

     

    APRIL  7                      MKC ON DISABLED ISSUES AND BLUE BADGES ETC to be confirmed

                21                    Coffee morning `10.30-12.00   Lip reading class 1.30-3.30

     

    MAY    5                      THAMES VALLEY POLICE ON DISABLED ISSUES PRESENTATION to be confirmed

                19                    Coffee morning 10.30-3.30   Lip reading class 1.30-3.30

     

    JUNE 2                         BRITISH TINNITUS SOCIETY PRESENTATION

              16                    coffee morning 10.30-12.00   Lip reading class 1.30-3.30

     

    JULY     7                      MK CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP presentation

                21                    Coffee morning 10.30—12.00   Lip readin class 1.30-3.30

     

    AUGUST 4                  MKC COMMISSIONER FOR SARC cpontract/SARC

                   18                 Coffee morning 10.30-12.00   Lip reading class 1.30-3.30

     

    SEPTEMBER 1             ACTION ON HEARING LOSS/UCL ON GENE RELATED DEAFNESSIN OLD AGE PRESENTATION

    SEPTEMBER 15           Coffee morning 10.30-12/00   Lip reading class 1.30-3.30

     

    OCTOBER 6                 MK HOSPITAL ON DISABLED ISSUES PRESENTATION

                     20                Coffee morning 10.30-12.00   Lip reading class 1.30-3.30

     

    NOVEMBER 3             MK HOSPITAL AUDIOLOGY PRESENTATION

                       17              Coffee morning 10.30-12.00   Lip reading class 1.30-3.30

     

    DECEMBER 1               MK ADULT HEARING SERVICE PRESENTATION

                       15              Coffee morning 10.30-12.00   Lip reading class 1.30-3.30

     

    RESERVES: MKC Taxi licensing, Access Ambassadors, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

    Decision required on whether to keep presentations to 1stTuesday in month or change to 3rd Tuesday in month                                    

  • Tue
    14
    Jan
    2020
    Tue
    16
    Jun
    2020
    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 January to June 2020

     

    Tuesday 14 January

    AGM:  followed by: 

    Needing New Year resolutions following seasonal indulgence? Corinne Wykes from Diabetes UK will bring us up to date with the current fact and fiction of diabetes, and the support offered by the local group. 

     

    Tuesday 11 February ​​

    Lift Up the Curtain of Milton Keynes Theatre with Louise Henderson.  All about the current shows including information on the access facilities available such as touch tours and audio described performances

     

    Tuesday 18 February: Barn Beefeater lunch, meet 12.00 for 12.30

     

    Tuesday 10 March 

    Bucks Vision: Robin Patching to tell us about the varied and interesting activities available in Milton Keynes for those with a visual impairment  

     

    Tuesday 14 April

    Social meeting: Come along for tea and cake, large print bingo with prizes and a raffle as well as plenty of time to chat

     

    Tuesday 12 May:

    Stanley Holloway: a return visit of Terry Penny with an entertaining talk on this famous film actor, humourist, singer, poet and monologist.

     

    Tuesday 9 June

    Guide Dogs for the Blind Association: Supporting people with sight loss, from puppy training to working dog.  Hear all about Guide Dogs with Fi Jones. She hopes to be accompanied by real dogs & maybe puppies too! 

    Tuesday 16 June: Barn Beefeater lunch, meet 12.00 for 12.30

     

    For further information please contact Maggie on 01908 319292

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020
    11:15am - 15:30pmThe Ridgeway Centre, Featherstone Road, Wolverton MK12 5TH

    MKSEND_InfoDay_Feb2020 Flyer 

    Information and support day for parents, carers, children and young people with a special educational need or disability.

    Come along and speak to services that can help you and your family, access information that you need, listen to talks by key speakers and attend workshops on areas of concern or interest.

    Key speakers will include young people with additional needs.

    There will be workshops for parents and carers such as behaviour, SEN Support and EHC Plans and other areas of concern and support.

    Activities for children and young people will include art, craft and other activities.

    There will be information stands (health, local authority, charities etc) to browse and people to talk with in between workshops (see Eventbrite for whom is attending).

    Full details of workshops available will be on Eventbrite and Facebook as they are confirmed and when booking places is possible nearer the time of the event. https://mksendinformationday2020.eventbrite.co.uk

    Or contact PACA on 01908 257828 or 07852 526057

    (Booking will open in December 2019)

    This event is being jointly organised by the SEND IAS Service in Milton Keynes and PACA MK (parent carer forum).

     

     

     

  • Fri
    07
    Feb
    2020
    8.00pm - 9.20pmRoxburgh Hall Theatre, Stowe School, Stowe MK18 5EH

    About the event

    Venue: Roxburgh Theatre

    Helen, Alan, and Graham are told they are impaired and need fixing. Connecting through a shared past they are transported to one pivotal moment in 1880 when a dangerous ideology was born: one that would impair the way the world views Deaf people for over a century. Ad Infinitum combine the company’s signature style of physical storytelling with the beauty of  British Sign Language in an unmissable feast for the senses. Extraordinary Wall of Silence is a bilingual performance in BSL and English.

    Running time: 1 hour 20 mins no interval

    Age rating: 14+

    Please read our Ticket Refund Policy before booking

    For enquires about events or Arts at Stowe Membership please contact
    The Arts at Stowe on 01280 818012 or email thearts@stowe.co.uk

    https://www.stowe.co.uk/whats-on/arts-at-stowe-spring-2020/extraordinary-wall-of-silence

  • Thu
    27
    Feb
    2020
    2pm - 3:30pm Milton Keynes Council Civic Offices, Room 1.05/1.06 (1 Saxon Gate, East, Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ )

    Direct Payments Event poster PDF -page-001

    Come along and share your ideas about how the Direct Payments process could be improved for Carers.
    The Direct Payments Lead for Milton Keynes Council will be attending to listen to your suggestions.
    Are you a Carer?
    Do you do the paperwork for someone who receives Direct Payments?

     

  • Tue
    07
    Jul
    2020
    Tue
    25
    Aug
    2020

    76356CEE-DDA1-4666-B217-85C4156831D5482F02FA-51D5-4284-B74D-EFE1039D0404We are open and here to support you – please contact us Important: update to Services as of 25th June 2020 The Dementia Information Service at Alzheimer’s Society is here to support people with dementia, people with memory concerns and their carers. Please call 07784 224494 or 07484 516433 to speak to a Dementia Support Worker. Alternatively, you can email the team at dementiainformation.service@nhs.net Our Dementia Support Workers can answer your questions about dementia and memory concerns. We can also give you tips if you are finding it difficult to follow NHS or government advice about coronavirus. We cannot offer personalised medical advice but we will direct you towards other reliable sources.

  • Tue
    14
    Jul
    2020
    7:45 pm

    MK DAD 2020

    Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day is on Tuesday 14th July 2020, this year we are going virtual!

    https://mkdad.wordpress.com/

     

  • Fri
    17
    Jul
    2020
    10:30am-11:30am

    7FCA075C-ABC9-4EA6-B6EA-BD1F83527594Are caring (unpaid) for somebody who cannot manage without you?

    Come along to a virtual Carers Discussion Group to discuss how Carers could be better supported post COVID-19.

    To join, email info@healthwatchmiltonkeynes.co.uk for Zoom details.

  • Tue
    10
    Nov
    2020
    Thu
    12
    Nov
    2020

    'Flu - How was it for You?' #SpeakOutToHelpOut

    Join us on 10th or 12th November to share your experiences of getting the flu vaccination - whether good or bad.

    Email info@healthwatchmiltonkeynes.co.uk to book your place.16B990F5-E085-48BF-8CFC-FABD4058E76C

  • Wed
    02
    Dec
    2020
    Sun
    03
    Jan
    2021
    Arts for Health - Milton Keynes
    MK Gallery
    have kindly agreed for us to extend the Arts for Health/MKDAD exhibit in their Project Space until Sunday 3rd January. Reopening from Wednesday next week (2nd December) the exhibition will then be open Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 5 pm (Christmas opening times TBC). So there is still plenty of time to visit, and even relive some musical highlights from our
    Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day
    evening back in July.
  • Tue
    08
    Dec
    2020
    Thu
    10
    Dec
    2020

     

    We want to know how health and care services could communicate better with you in the future.

     

    Come along to one of our zoom meetings to share your suggestions #SpeakOutToHelpOut.

     

    We are holding discussion groups on:
    - Tuesday 8th December: 19:30 - 20:30
    - Thursday 10th December: 13:00 - 14:00

     

    Email info@healthwatchmiltonkeynes.co.uk to let us know which day you'd like to attend. We'll send you over the zoom details.

    09F79940-FA62-4256-ABA6-DE9EA83ADD11

  • Mon
    11
    Jan
    2021
    Mon
    15
    Feb
    2021
    Date: From Monday 11th January 2021 (for 6 weeks)
    Time: Mornings: 10am - 11am / Evenings: 7pm - 8pm
    Where: Zoom
     
    Diabetes UK’s South East Team are running an online Peer Support group for people
    with type 2. There will be 2 groups running over 6 weeks: one at 10:00 am and the other
    at 7:00 pm. You can sign up for either but please do not sign up for both as the same
    topics will be covered in each. These will include Food, Treatment, Emotional Health and
    more.
     
    Share experiences and learn from others by signing up to your preferred group below:


    To find out more email: caroline.walker@diabetes.org.uk
     
     

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  • Mon
    11
    Jan
    2021
    Mon
    29
    Mar
    2021

    Carers MK

    Check out our diary of support groups, social groups, workshops & training in January - March for carers: bit.ly/35jKEix

    All sessions will be delivered via Zoom. To book your place, contact us on 01908 231703 / mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org

    #unpaidcarers #carers #MiltonKeynes

    Please follow the link below - 

    Carers-MK-Diary-of-Events-via-Zoom-Jan-Mar-2021 (1)

  • Wed
    13
    Jan
    2021
    7:00 pm

    Take Your Head on Holiday’
    Experience a virtual holiday using the power of hypnosis
    Wednesday 13th January 2021 @ 7pm

    Amid the anxiety and grief of the pandemic, it might seem silly to focus on holidays. However, they undoubtedly play a huge role in our mental health and wellbeing. Holidays provide escapism from everyday life. The coping process of escapism is common to many people at difficult times in their lives. Escapism is key to our mental health self-care, and it can be good to seek a happy escape when things
    seem impossible – that feeling of “I just need to get away”

    So why not experience a Virtual Holiday using the power of hypnosis?

    Would you like to feel relaxed, rejuvenated and refocussed?

    Come along to this group hypnosis session where I will take you on a journey to a wonderful beach holiday destination.

    When we create a hypnotic state, we can access the sub-conscious mind. The sub-conscious (your imagination) doesn’t know the difference between
    real and imagined.

    The body and mind respond to suggestions given and to what you are imagining! When you imagine it, you FEEL it!

    We will go on a holiday journey and you will also be given suggestions that will benefit your health, wellbeing and your emotional state.

    It’s only £10 and all the money will be donated to one of my favourite local charities, MK Centre for Integrated Living, who have helped so many people I’ve known over the years. MK CIL is an information centre which provides a very wide range of free and confidential information on any disability related issue for people with a disability, their families, carers, and anyone else with an interest
    in the field of disability.

    Please contact me at sue@apaininthemind.co.uk if you would like to join the session and include your email address. I will arrange for you to receive an email with payment instructions and later the joining instructions to this session which will be held via Zoom.

  • Wed
    13
    Jan
    2021
    9.30am - 12.30pm

     

    Living with diabetes virtual workshop

     

    13 January 2021 9:30am to 12:30pm
    People living with diabetes in the Bedford, Luton & Milton Keynes area are invited to join our virtual education session.
    There will be expert healthcare professionals running workshops on diet, day to day management, foot care and mental health. 
    As well as a chance to ask any burning questions



  • Tue
    19
    Jan
    2021
    Wed
    20
    Jan
    2021

    Community Action: MK

    Sight Village Online Information Event. Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th January 2021.
    Read more about Sight Village and their online event here: https://t.co/7MWFzkttSd

    Please follow the link below for more information -

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_HyfST_54io4fSV4H2V1mXjt1PZJ1zeb_BBTRupp2rc/mobilebasic

  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2021
    Tue
    16
    Feb
    2021

    Community Action: MK

    Arthritis Action Group. People with Arthritis are given the opportunity to meet others online who have the condition to share their hints, tips and experience about how they manage their pain and associated symptoms with confidence.

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  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2021
    Mon
    08
    Mar
    2021
    Diabetes UK South East 

    The attached letter gives instructions on how to register for them.

     

    Virtual events in the South East

    Thursday 21 Jan 1-2.30pm

    Living emotionally well with your diabetes.

    (Karen Pearson, Deborah Barnett & Christopher Hutchins, Talking Therapies)

    Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y5z5rq7x

     

    Wednesday 3 Feb, 1.30-3.00pm

    Self-Management: Empowering people with type 2 diabetes.

    (Erwin Castro, Diabetes Nurse Consultant)

    Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y4bur8fp 

     

    Monday 8 Feb, 11.00-12.30pm

    Eating well with diabetes.

    (Nicky Mendoza, Diabetes Dietitian)

    Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y2wpdqca

     

    Tuesday 9 Feb 7.00-8.30pm

    Empowering those with type 1 diabetes

    (Dr Mayank Patel, Consultant in Diabetes)

    Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y6mewcld

     

    Thursday 11 Feb 1.00-2.30pm

    How to talk about your psychological wellbeing with your Diabetes health professional.

    (Karen Pearson, Deborah Barnett & Christopher Hutchins, Talking Therapies)

    Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y4jue7gu

     

    Wednesday 17 Feb 6.30-8.00pm

    Diabetes and Dementia

    (Miss Rutendo Muzambi: MPharm - from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

    Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y6pst9sr

     

    Thursday 18 Feb 1.00-2.30pm

    Sick day Rules for People living with type 1 diabetes (putting the theory into practice).

    (Anne Eltringham Cox, Diabetes Specialist Nurse)

    Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y5lbdqa2

     

    Monday 22 Feb 1.00-2.30pm

    Sick day Rules for People living with type 2 diabetes (putting the theory into practice).

    (Anne Eltringham Cox, Diabetes Specialist Nurse)

    Register here: https://tinyurl.com/yy6pjbyp

     

    Thursday 25 Feb 10.30-12.00pm

    Pre-Diabetes and reducing risks of developing type 2 diabetes in the South Asian community.

    (Dr Shiba Qamar, GP & Aqib Elahi, NDPP educator)

    Register here: https://tinyurl.com/yybolndr

     

    Thursday 4 March 2.00-3.30pm

    Self Management: Empowering people with type 2 diabetes from the South Asian community.

    (Dr Binodh Chathanath, GP)

    Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y4dy8be5

     

    Monday 8th March 5.00-6.30pm

    Looking after your feet and signs of when to seek help

    (Michelle Stafford, Clinical Lead for Diabetes Foot, South East Clinical Network)

    Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y4qqv64n

     

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  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2021
    Thu
    25
    Mar
    2021

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    Course Code:
    LAC00730
     
     
    Duration:
    10 weeks
  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2021
    10:30 am

    Using your voice effectively Thursday 21st January, 10.30am - Online workshop for PACA members.
    This practical session will introduce you to the importance of the way you use your voice in every situation. Be prepared to try some exercises and have a laugh too!
    To book your place go to- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/using-your-voice-effectively-tickets-135860714053

    To become a member please follow this link  - http://www.pacamk.org/become-a-paca-member/

  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2021
    10.30am-11.30

    Healthwatch Milton Keynes

    Carers discussion Group for informal carers

    Has your caring role been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic?FB_IMG_1610972987127

  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2021
    10am-11.30am

    Community Action: MK are delighted to invite you all to their first online AGM meeting. Please follow the link below for more information 

    https://mailchi.mp/communityactionmk/camk-agm-2624130?e=d61bda1766

  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2021
    6:00 pm
     

    Join a Zoom presentation to be given by Salma Mehar, who is an Advanced Diabetes Dietician. She has 15 years experience working in the UK and abroad.

    She is also the Author of the Carbs & Cals World Foods book.

     

    Diabetes UK Milton Keynes is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting at 6pm on January 21st 2021

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89182496926?pwd=bkJrWmU5OWpCVFJvQjRncHVjVUtUdz09

     

    Meeting ID: 891 8249 6926

    Passcode: 267870

     

     

    Meeting starts at 6pm

     

  • Mon
    01
    Feb
    2021
    Mon
    22
    Feb
    2021
    Virtual

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    Have you seen the exciting schedule of activities we have planned for #DeafYouthConnect this February?!

     

    Sessions are for Deaf/hard of hearing young people aged 4-18 and all sessions take place online.

     

    If you know someone who would like to get involved, learn new skills, meet new friends and have fun please get in touch.

     

    Online activity sessions are also available for deaf and hard of hearing children and siblings aged 4-7 years old.

     

    youth@bid.org.uk

     07783 809725

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  • Mon
    01
    Feb
    2021
    12:15 pmVirtual

    MS Society UK

    We know many of you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccination and MS. Join our live Q&A here on our Facebook Page with neurologists Dr Emma Tallantyre and Dr Waqar Rashid - we'll answer your questions!

    Monday, 01 Feb, 12.15PM


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  • Wed
    03
    Feb
    2021
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Mental Health Aware Course. Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 6pm - 7.30pm.

    Please click on the link below 
    Mental Health Aware Course

  • Thu
    04
    Feb
    2021
    Sat
    06
    Feb
    2021

    Milton Keynes’ annual event for children and families with special educational needs and disabilities is going virtual for 2021.

    The MK SEND Information Day, hosted in partnership between the SENDIAS Service and PACA MK (Parent Carer Forum), is held annually and is typically attended by more than 500 people.

    Please follow the link below for more information 

    MK Special Educational Needs Information Festival 2021

  • Fri
    05
    Feb
    2021
    8pm-9pm

    Inter-Action Mk

    Soooo February's Groovy Gecko will have a twist 

    We'll be holding our GG via Zoom with Milton Keynes SEND IAS. Jamie and Jesita will be hosting as usual but with some quizzes, games and dance moves

    Definitely not one to miss!! Join us Friday 5th February 8pm-9pm.

    Please follow the link for more information- Groovy Gecko Zoom Evening

  • Wed
    10
    Feb
    2021
    Thu
    25
    Feb
    2021

    This #WellbeingWednesday we are sharing our list of #FREE webinars that will be running in #february2021 You can access the online self referral form and information on the #webinar topics via our website under the wellbeing webinars tab

    Given the current circumstances with #COVID you may be experiencing more stress than normal. Our informative webinar sessions aim to teach you new tools and techniques to help you manage your own symptoms of #stress, #lowmood and #anxiety during stressful times

    BLMK Partnership are now working together on delivering informative webinars across the local areas. Please visit: February Webinars to access a full list of webinars that are currently being delivered by our service, Total Wellbeing Luton & CNWL MK Talking Therapies. If you currently live within the areas of #Bedfordshire, #Luton or #MiltonKeynes (or you are registered to a GP practice in one of those areas) you are able to self refer to any one of our webinars for support

    #bedfordshirewellbeingservice #talkingtherapies #iaptservices #nhs #nhsengland #mentalhealthsupport #ELFT

    East London NHS Foundation Trust NHS - Bedfordshire Community Health Services Healthwatch Bedford Borough Healthwatch

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  • Wed
    10
    Feb
    2021
    1.00-2.30pmVirtual

    FB_IMG_1612866689694Zoom event: Sick day rules for people living with type 2 diabetes. Monday, 22nd February, 1-2:30pm.

  • Mon
    15
    Feb
    2021
    16.00-16.45Virtual

    When you’re caring for someone, it can be difficult to plan ahead. Carer and coach Barbara Carr from Care4Carers Club shares tips and techniques to help you make practical and realistic plans for the future while adjusting for circumstances outside of your control. Book here: Carers UK - Share and Learn

  • Mon
    15
    Feb
    2021
    3-4pm

    Every week we run our free online Care for a Cuppa meetings, allowing you to chat with other unpaid carers over a cuppa. Carers can sign up for our session Monday 15 February from 3-4pm for free here.

    Please click here for more information- Care for a Cuppa

  • Thu
    18
    Feb
    2021
    2.30pm-3.30pm

    Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service

    During these uncertain & challenging times, it will be natural for us to feel worried, anxious and low in mood. This webinar looks at how CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques can be used to help manage these feelings.

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Sat
    20
    Feb
    2021
    11am-1pm Virtual

    MK Gallery

    Saturday 20th February
    11am-1pm

    Sharing Art and Us shines a spotlight on MK Gallery's Inclusive Practice in the Arts programme, designed with and for children with complex support needs and their families, to explore and reflect on its impact since launching in May 2018.

    Please follow the link for more details Sharing Art and Us Shines

  • Mon
    22
    Feb
    2021
    Sat
    27
    Feb
    2021
    Virtual

    This weeks free wellbeing webinars, lead by experts from the three leading Mental Health Talking Therapy teams from across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, will cover a variety of subjects to help you take a break from your day-to-day routine and provide you with the tools to better cope with any current feelings of anxiety or distress.

    This weeks webinars will focus on the following topics -
    22 Feb - Food for thought
    24 Feb - Body image
    26 Feb - Employment Support & Dealing with Anxiety
    27 Feb - Managing Anxiety and Worry

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - BLMK events 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

    Total Wellbeing Luton, East London NHS Foundation Trust, CNWL MK Talking Therapies

  • Mon
    22
    Feb
    2021
    Mon
    22
    Mar
    2021

    If you are experiencing feelings of loneliness due to the current circumstances, then we're here to support you.

    Join one of our free webinars to develop wellbeing skills that support loneliness.

    Our webinars are for participants who identify with loneliness and would like to learn tools and techniques that support their own wellbeing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    By attending one of our free sessions you will be able to:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    • Identify the characteristics of loneliness⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    • Identify and develop skills in the practice of the 5 ways to wellbeing⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    • Develop skills in mindfulness practice⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    Monday 22nd February 2021 - 2.00pm – 3.30pm
    Wednesday 17th March - 10.00am – 11.30am
    Monday 22nd March - 10.00am – 11.30am
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    For more information or to book your space, please email: training@mind-blmk.org.uk or visit our website- Wellbeing Skills that Support Loneliness
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    #training #wellbeing #loneliness #mentalhealth #BLMK #Bedfordshire #Luton #MiltonKeynes #CentralBedfordshire #Bedford

  • Mon
    22
    Feb
    2021
    6:00 pm

    In England, people with diabetes are now being invited to have their coronavirus vaccine. We strongly advise you to get the vaccine when you’re offered it - but we know you might still have some questions about how the vaccines work and how effective they are for people living with diabetes.

    Join us on Monday 22 February at 6pm for a Facebook Live with respiratory specialist doctor, Dr Bhasha Mukherjee, our Head of Care and DSN, Dan Howarth, and our Head of Research Communications, Dr Lucy Chambers, for a chance to have all your questions about the vaccine answered.

    If you have a question you’d like to ask Dan, Lucy or Bhasha, please let us know in the comments below. Diabetes UK Facebook page

  • Tue
    23
    Feb
    2021
    Tue
    30
    Mar
    2021
    10.30am-12.45pmVirtual

    Are you interested in photography? Join Create's workshops to explore & learn how to create your own unique masterpieces from the comfort of your own home using either a camera or phone.

    Open to all carers registered with Carers MK. To book, please contact us: 01908 231703 or mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org

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  • Thu
    25
    Feb
    2021
    Thu
    13
    May
    2021
    1.30pm-2.30pm

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    Does your child have ASC, SCD or difficulty learning? Do you need help with the special educational needs processes relating to education, health and social care?

    Find out what support is expected to be available for your child in their settings/school, the support for you as a family and which local and national organisations may be supportive to you.

    Come along to a session (via Microsoft Teams) on Thursday 25 February, 1.30pm - 2.30pm or Thursday 13 May, 1.30pm - 2.30pm.

    To book, email: SENDSupport@milton-keynes.gov.uk

  • Thu
    25
    Feb
    2021
    Thu
    13
    May
    2021
    1.30pm-2.30pm

    FB_IMG_1613559059687 

    Does your child have ASC, SCD or difficulty learning? Do you need help with the special educational needs processes relating to education, health and social care?

    Find out what support is expected to be available for your child in their settings/school, the support for you as a family and which local and national organisations may be supportive to you.

    Come along to a session (via Microsoft Teams) on Thursday 25 February, 1.30pm - 2.30pm or Thursday 13 May, 1.30pm - 2.30pm.

    To book, email: SENDSupport@milton-keynes.gov.uk

  • Mon
    01
    Mar
    2021
    Fri
    05
    Mar
    2021

    We all suffer from varying degrees of stress but when we feel overwhelmed it can be difficult to concentrate and focus on the task at hand.

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, lead by experts from the three leading Talking Therapy teams from Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) across Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes will focus on the following topics -

    01 Mar - Stress management
    02 Mar - Managing worries
    03 Mar - Improving sleep
    04 Mar - Fatherhood and low mood
    04 Mar - Wellbeing whilst working
    05 Mar - Coronavirus - Coping with anxiety and worry

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - BLMK Events 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Mon
    01
    Mar
    2021
    5.15-18.15pmVirtual

    Return to School Q&A on Monday 1st March, 5.15 - 6.15pm.
    We will be there alongside presenters from the Educational Psychology Service and Specialist Teaching team.
    To book your place email: SEND Support@milton-keynes.gov.ukFB_IMG_1614594246581

  • Wed
    03
    Mar
    2021
    7.00pm-8.00pmVirtual

    A Pain in the Mind

    Wednesday 3 March at 7pm-8pm

    Sleep is a built-in ability that usually doesn’t take much effort at all. After all, how simple can it be to sleep? You just close your eyes, relax and get taken away to your dreams. But for many people living with chronic pain, sleeping isn’t as easy as that.

    Please follow this link - Sleeping with Pain

  • Thu
    04
    Mar
    2021
    Thu
    25
    Mar
    2021

    Please see our list of upcoming webinars during #March2021  You can access the online self referral form and information on the #webinar topics via our website under the wellbeing webinars tab 

    Given the current circumstances with #COVID you may be experiencing more stress than normal. Our informative webinar sessions aim to teach you new tools and techniques to help you manage your own symptoms of #stress, #lowmood and #anxiety during stressful times 

    Mind BLMK are now working together on delivering informative webinars across the local areas. Please visit: BLMK Events to access a full list of webinars that are currently being delivered by our service, Total Wellbeing Luton & Milton Keynes Talking Therapies Service 

    If you currently live within the areas of #Bedfordshire, #Luton or #MiltonKeynes (or you are registered to a GP practice in one of those areas) you are able to self refer to any one of our webinars for support 

    #bedfordshirewellbeingservice #talkingtherapies #iaptservices #nhs #nhsengland #mentalhealthsupport #ELFT #BLMK #MindBLMK

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  • Thu
    04
    Mar
    2021
    1.00pm-2.00pmVirtual

    We are excited to announce that we will be running our 'Understanding Coming Out Of Lockdown' workshop on Thursday the 4th of March!

    This workshop will be filled with useful information on how navigate the upcoming changes in regards to the easing of lockdown restrictions. Please contact enquiries@autismbeds.orgFB_IMG_1614519525186 to confirm your place

  • Thu
    04
    Mar
    2021
    Thu
    15
    Apr
    2021
    10am- 12pm

    Good interpersonal skills are one of the most sought-after types of soft skills needed by employers, and this FREE course will help you to become a more effective communicator.

    Starting on Thursday 4th March 10am - 12pm once a week
    for five weeks until Thursday 15th April 2021
    (with a break for Easter)

    The course will provide you with simple, clear strategies to improve your relationships both at work and at home. Through a mix of group work and personal coaching, you will explore a range of alternative ways of communicating to build self-confidence, self-esteem and personal effectiveness.

    You will learn how to:

    Recognise and understand different behaviour patterns - in yourself and others
    Develop a positive focus
    Use a solution-focussed approach to problem solving
    Build confidence, self-esteem and personal effectiveness
    Manage conflict
    Manage stress

    The course is run by an experienced facilitator and consists of discussions and group activities, together with some independent work to be carried out in your own time.

    Get in touch today to register.
    Phone: 07852 963744
    Email: info@worksforus.org.uk 
    Website: www.worksforus.org.uk
    Please like and follow https://www.facebook.com/WorksforUs for more details of other service & courses coming up.

    Works for Us is a Milton Keynes-based charity dedicated to providing free training, careers guidance and support for people in and around Milton Keynes.

  • Thu
    04
    Mar
    2021
    2.00pm-4.00pmVirtual

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    Use BSL?
    Deaf service in Milton Keynes

    Thursday 4th March 2021

    2.00pm - 4.00pm

  • Fri
    05
    Mar
    2021
    Fri
    19
    Mar
    2021

    Community Action: MK

    Autism Internship Programme with the Civil Service. An exciting work experience opportunity in the Civil Service is being offered to young people with autism, aged between 18 - 25.

    Autism Internship Programme with the Civil Service

  • Mon
    08
    Mar
    2021
    Thu
    11
    Mar
    2021

    Struggling to cope in the current circumstances or are you a new mother in these uncertain times and are wondering how to practice mindfulness or manage your anxiety caused by these feelings?

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, lead by experts from the three leading Talking Therapy teams from Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) across Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes will focus on the following topics -

    08 Mar - Coping with long term conditions, in times of uncertainty
    09 Mar - Pregnancy and motherhood in uncertain times
    10 Mar - Balancing my thoughts
    10 Mar - Mindfulness practice
    10 Mar - Men's mental health
    11 Mar - Managing mental health in times of uncertainty

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events
    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Wed
    10
    Mar
    2021
    2.00pm-3.30pmVirtual

    If you're unsure about having the #CovidVaccine and would like an opportunity to ask questions, you are invited to an online question time hosted by East London NHS Foundation Trust, 2 - 3pm.

    All questions are welcome.FB_IMG_1614876042992

  • Thu
    11
    Mar
    2021
    12:30 pmVirtual

    Moving more has lots of positive benefits for your diabetes, but it can be hard to know where to begin.

    Join us on Thursday 11 March at 12.30pm for a Facebook live with our Senior Physical Activity Advisor, Neil Gibson, and our Senior Clinical Advisor, Emma Elvin, who’ll be talking all about physical activity and diabetes. They’ll cover some common barriers to getting started, what ‘moving more’ actually means, and where you can go to find support. Plus, you’ll have a chance to get your questions answered, live.

    We’d love you to join us – if you have any questions you’d like to ask Neil and Emma, please leave them in the comments ‐ Diabetes UK Facebook Page

  • Thu
    11
    Mar
    2021
    6:00 pmVirtual
    Diabetes UK Local Group Meeting via Zoom
     
    Date: Thursday 11th March 2021   Time: 18:00 – 19:00
     
    Guest Speaker: Dr Adeel Riaz
     
    Dr Adeel Riaz is an experienced GP who has been working in various NHS positions since 2003. 
    Since the start of the pandemic he has been working as the COVID-19 GP in the Birmingham area offering medical support to COVID patients.
     
    For further details, please contact Abdul Rais:
    Mobile: 07764 189830
     
     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Time: Mar 11, 2021 06:00 PM London

    Diabetes UK Local Meeting via Zoom

    Meeting ID: 844 3685 1730

     

    Passcode: 773203

  • Mon
    15
    Mar
    2021
    Fri
    19
    Mar
    2021

    Looking for support on how to manage anxiety whilst working from home or struggling to understand emotional eating habits and are wondering how to practice mindfulness or manage stress caused by these feelings?

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, lead by experts from the three leading Talking Therapy teams from Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) across Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes will focus on the following topics -

    15 Mar - Food for thought
    17 Mar - Body Image
    18 Mar - Wellbeing Whilst Working
    19 Mar - Employment Support & Dealing with Anxiety

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Mon
    15
    Mar
    2021
    Mon
    19
    Apr
    2021
    Virtual

    Understanding Multiple Sclerosis - MS

    Understanding Multiple Sclerosis - Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Enrolments are now open. To enrol, or find out more Understanding Multiple Sclerosis MS

  • Mon
    15
    Mar
    2021
    2.00pm-3.30pmVirtual

    Autism Bedfordshire will run a Wellbeing and Mindfulness workshop this Monday from 2pm to 3.30pm 

    This workshop will revolve around tips for being kinder to yourself and adopting positive thinking. Please email enquiries@autismbeds.org to confirm your place

    Carers in Bedfordshire SNAP Parent Carer Forum Bedford Borough Local Offer Luton Local Offer CBC Local Offer

    #autism #wellbeing #mindfulness

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  • Tue
    16
    Mar
    2021

    Calling all Young Carers! @CarersTrustScot are hosting a Question Time event on #YoungCarersActionDay! Young people can come along to ask an anonymous question & find out what decision makers are doing to support young carers’ futures! Sign up here: Young CarersFB_IMG_1614591202597

  • Tue
    16
    Mar
    2021
    Tue
    23
    Mar
    2021
    10.00am-12.00pm

    Boost your Interview skills with this free online course
    Two sessions: Tuesday 16th and 23rd March (10:00am - 12:00pm)

    Interview Ready online course - Facilitators Nettie Norrish & Susie Ford
    Interviews can be daunting at the best of times and this course is designed to help you feel confident and Interview Ready
    The course will help you to:
    - Identify what employers are looking for.
    - Help build your own self-belief and motivation.
    - Support you to develop your own presentation skills and style.
    - Provide tips and advice on looking your best at an interview.
    There will also be an opportunity to arrange a practice interview with a qualified member of staff, or from one of our professional volunteers which will include feedback.
    To find out more or book a place:
    Call: 07852 963744 Email: infor@worksforus.org.uk
    Or check out our website: http://www.worksforus.org.uk

    Works for Us is a Milton Keynes based charity dedicated to providing free training, careers guidance and support for people living in the area. 

  • Tue
    16
    Mar
    2021
    7:00 pmVirtual

    Macular Society

    A new initiative to improve hospital eye care services for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) will be the subject of this month’s Virtual Clinic.

    At the Virtual Clinic on Tuesday 16 March, Martin will give an introduction to the audit and explain how you could help shape the future of AMD services.

    To find out more about the audit and what it could mean for your visit to the eye clinic, register for the Virtual Clinic on Tuesday 16 March at 7pm.

    Register for the event: Macular Society Zoom Meeting

  • Mon
    22
    Mar
    2021
    Sat
    27
    Mar
    2021
    Virtual

    Struggling to find motivation at the moment? Or are you experiencing difficult sleeping patterns and are looking for advice on how best to manage any stress caused by these feelings?

    Next weeks wellbeing webinars, lead by experts from the three leading Talking Therapy teams from Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) across Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes will focus on the following topics -

    22 Mar - Managing worries
    24 Mar - Stress management
    24 Mar - Improving sleep
    25 Mar - Improving motivation
    27 Mar - Managing anxiety and worry

    Each session is free to access, you are anonymous on the webinar and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars CNWL East London NHS Foundation Trust Total Wellbeing Luton

  • Tue
    23
    Mar
    2021

    Are you caring for someone? In our next Share and Learn session on Wednesday 24 March, we will be joined by Esuantsiwa (Esua) Jane Goldsmith, a carer, writer, feminist and activist of English–Ghanaian heritage. In this session Esua will be discussing topics such as caring, race, feminism, and racism. 

    This session is free for all unpaid carers and we particularly encourage carers from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to join this session.

    If you care for someone and would like to come along, sign up here: Carers UK- Share and Learn

  • Tue
    23
    Mar
    2021
    Tue
    27
    Apr
    2021
    7.00pm-8.30pmVirtual

    Adult Services are pleased to offer a support group for autistic adults who have children. This six week course offers adults with children using our adults services a space to share experiences and learn new tips in a group of like-minded people

    To learn more or confirm your place, please contact enquiries@autismbeds.org

    Carers in Bedfordshire Bedford Borough Local Offer CBC Local Offer

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  • Thu
    25
    Mar
    2021
    6:30 pm

    A potential treatment for a rare form of macular disease called Doyne honeycomb dystrophy will be the focus of this month’s condition-specific Virtual Clinic.

    But, if you have any other inherited form of macular disease such as Stargardt disease or certain types of Bestrophinopathies, the session will explore research which, if successful, could be of benefit to people with these other conditions too.

    Join us on Thursday 25 March ⬇

    Macular Society - Webinar

  • Thu
    25
    Mar
    2021
    7.30-9.00pmVirtual

    New for 2021 Autism Bedfordshire's Parent / Carers Network! Join us on 25th March!!

    For more information and to book a place please email enquiries@autismbeds.org or call 01234 214871 BBPCF Carers in Bedfordshire SNAP Parent Carer Forum Bedford Borough Local Offer Luton Local Offer CBC Local OfferFB_IMG_1615376372642

  • Fri
    26
    Mar
    2021
    Virtual

    Celebrate Purple Day from the safety of your home with a purple house party!

    Eat and drink purple with our free inclusive recipes, and decorate your room with our downloadable bunting.

    Make a donation, share your pictures and be part of the largest purple party ever!

    Get involved:  Purple DayFB_IMG_1614952695242

  • Sat
    27
    Mar
    2021
    11:00 am

    Sew a Chick decoration for spring

    Join us at this workshop for PACA members on Saturday 27th March at 11am.
    One free kit per household. For more details and to book your place go to: PACA MK Workshop

  • Mon
    29
    Mar
    2021
    Thu
    01
    Apr
    2021
    Virtual

    Looking for additional support with your mental health in these uncertain times or struggling to balance your thoughts and looking for advice on how best to manage any stress caused by these feelings?

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, lead by experts from the three leading Talking Therapy teams from Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) across Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes will focus on the following topics -

    29 Mar - Balancing my thoughts
    29 Mar - Coping with long term conditions in times of uncertainty
    01 Apr - Managing mental health in times of uncertainty
    01 Apr - Fatherhood and low mood

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Wed
    31
    Mar
    2021
    6.pm-7.30pmVirtual

    Personality Disorder Support Group via Zoom and meet other carers who are in a similar situation. This group is for carers supporting someone aged 16+ who has Personality Disorder.

     Wednesday 31st March
     6pm - 7.30pm

    Held via Zoom, you'll need is access to a computer, smart device or telephone. You'll be sent a link for you to join to the group.

    To join us, please contact us: 01908 231703 or mail@carersmiltonkeynes.orgFB_IMG_1616668640103

  • Tue
    06
    Apr
    2021
    Sat
    10
    Apr
    2021
    Virtual

    We all suffer from varying degrees of stress but when we feel overwhelmed with stress it can be difficult to concentrate and focus on the task at hand. Are you struggling to deal with stress and are looking for support on how to manage your anxiety and worries?

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, lead by experts from the three leading Talking Therapy teams from Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) across Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes will focus on the following topics -

    06 Apr - Stress management
    07 Apr - Dealing with stress
    08 Apr - Wellbeing whilst working
    10 Apr - Managing anxiety and worry

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events
    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Wed
    07
    Apr
    2021
    Wed
    12
    May
    2021

    Want to have Your Say? Come and Join our Partnership Boards and have your voice heard.

    The dates and Times for our next partnership Boards are :
    (These will be held virtually until further notice)
    Carer’s Partnership Board Thursday 29th April 13.00-15.00
    Carer’s discussion group Thursday 22nd April 3-4

    Mental Health Service Users Group Thursday 22nd April 13.0-14.00
    Mental Health VCSE Meeting Thursday 29th April 13.00-14.00
    Mental Health Partnership Board Wednesday 12th May 14.00-16.00

    Older Persons Partnership Board Wednesday 7th April 14.00-16.00
    Dementia Partnership Board : TBC

    For further details please email info@healthwatchmiltonkeynes.co.uk with the name/date of the partnership Board that you would like to join.

  • Thu
    08
    Apr
    2021
    7:30 pm

    Did you hear the rumour about butter? FB_IMG_1617213328343

    Well, we’re not going to spread it…! 

    To hear jokes that are much better than this, be sure to join us next Thursday for Laugh Out Loud – an online stand-up comedy night presented by Mencap’s Gig Buddies! 

    We’ve got some hilarious celebrity guests lined up for you who will be revealed very soon. 

    Who do you think it might be? 

     

     

     

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    Surprise! 

    It might be April Fool's Day - but this is no joke!

    Next week, comedy legend and Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy is headlining Laugh Out Loud – an online stand-up comedy night  presented by Mencap’s Gig Buddies.

    He'll be joined by special guests Georgie Morrell, Matt Hoss and Luke Poulton Standup Comedian, and you can catch this fantastic bunch of comedians in action on Thursday 8 April.

    Sign up here to ensure you don’t miss out: bit.ly/LOL-Comedy

  • Sat
    10
    Apr
    2021
    12.00pm-13.00Virtual

     As part of InterAction's Cook Club Book Club we will be running different events throughout April. Our first FREE event open to the public is a talk with poet Dan Simpson and Neil Buttery, a British Food Historian. Please follow the Eventbrite link to book your free ticket! Inter-Action- A bite of history with Neil ButteryFB_IMG_1617376862898

  • Mon
    12
    Apr
    2021
    Wed
    14
    Apr
    2021
    Virtual

    We all worry from time to time, but sometimes our worrying can become a little out of control. This can be when we find ourselves worrying about everything and anything, certain worries play on your mind or finding that you a have a lot of "what if ...." worries. These workshops will look at different ways that we can identify these worries and better manage them.

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, lead by experts from the three leading Talking Therapy teams from Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) across Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes will focus on the following topics -

    12 Apr - Food for thought
    13 Apr - Pregnancy and motherhood in uncertain times
    14 Apr - Managing worries

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Blmk-events 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Mon
    12
    Apr
    2021
    6.30pm-7.30pmVirtual

    There are so many great reasons to learn British Sign Language 

    Join our FREE taster session on Monday 12th April 6.30-7.30pm

    Sign Language taster session

    Sign languages are visual languages that use hand, facial and body movements as a means of communication. There are over 135 different sign languages all around the world including American Sign Language (ASL), Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and British Sign Language (BSL). There are also signed representations of oral languages such as Signed Exact English (SEE) and mixes such as Pidgin Signed English (PSE). Sign language is commonly used as the main form of communication for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, but sign languages also have a lot to offer for everyone. Check out this list of why sign languages are awesome!

    1. Important for Deaf people

    Of course we can’t ignore the most obvious reason why sign languages are awesome. Sign languages are an extremely important communication tool for many deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Sign languages are the native languages of the Deaf community and provide full access to communication. Although sign languages are used primarily by people who are deaf, they are also used by others, such as people who can hear but can’t speak.

    2. More expressive

    Sign languages aren’t just about the hands, they're also about the movement of a person’s arms, body and facial expressions. Facial expressions in sign languages can express both emotion and grammatical information. For instance, eyebrows can be raised and lowered to change the structure of a sentence from a statement to a question. So if you’re ever using sign language, make sure your facial expressions are correct or you could be saying something completely different to what you mean. Plus, with all the extra movement that goes into it, anyone who speaks a sign language is probably burning a few calories every time they talk.

    3. Listening with your eyes

    People who know a sign language are often much better listeners. When using a sign language, a person must engage in constant eye contact with the person who is speaking. Unlike spoken language, with sign languages a person cannot look away from the person speaking and continue to listen. This can be an extremely beneficial habit to have for spoken language as well as sign language. By maintaining eye contact in spoken language, it shows that a person is genuinely interested in what the other is saying.

    4. Helpful for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Some children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) struggle developing verbal communication. Learning a sign language can be a helpful communication tool for some children with ASD. Many children with ASD have demonstrated higher quality communication when using a sign language instead of or in addition to a spoken language.

    5. Having a private conversation in a public place

    This will only work if the conversation can’t be seen by someone who knows a sign language. Sign languages can be a great way to gossip without anyone else knowing, and passing on confidential information. We know more than a few kids who learned a bit of sign language with their friends so they could talk in class without their teachers knowing!

    6. Children can acquire sign language the very same way they acquire spoken language

    For a child, the stages of acquiring a sign language are the same as those for spoken language. The muscles in a baby’s hands grow and develop faster than their mouths so signing can be a better option for early communication, especially when the child still can’t speak. If a baby’s first language is a sign language, they will often start “babbling” with their hands rather than their mouth.

    7. Advantages over spoken languages

    Sign languages can be used when the spoken word is physically impossible, such as talking underwater, talking through glass, from a distance, at a loud music concert, and talking with your mouth full. Sign languages can also let you talk to someone without interrupting others with noise. You can tell your friend how much you hate the movie while in the cinema without disturbing anyone.

  • Mon
    12
    Apr
    2021
    7:00 pmVirtual

    Enabling Technology

    Have you been experiencing symptoms of long covid and need or want to return to work but don't know how you will cope? This is for you

    Long Covid- Return to work

  • Thu
    15
    Apr
    2021
    10.00am-12.30pmVirtual

    We're happy to announce that The First Steps to Supporting a Child with ASC workshops are returning from the 15th of April!

    Further further details on the event, please contact enquiries@autismbeds.orgFB_IMG_1616410935672

  • Thu
    15
    Apr
    2021
    6.00pm-7.00pmVirtual

    Online Cooking Demonstration

    A Healthy South Asian Menu

    Thursday 15 April 2021   Time 6:00pm- 7:30pm

    Where: Zoom

     

    Diabetes UK Volunteer Parveen Khan will be demonstrating how you can cook a healthy 3 course South Asian meal that is perfect for people with Diabetes. 

     

    Diabetes Specialist Dietitian Sarah Alicea will also be on hand to provide tips and and answer questions.

     

    Parveen will be cooking:

    - Chickpea Salad

    - Boneless Chicken Curry

    - Fruit Chaat

     

    To register, visit: Diabetes UK MK

  • Sat
    17
    Apr
    2021
    10.30am-11.45Moulton Vilage

    Just over a week to go till we will be dancing together again FB_IMG_1617446564951 

    Drop Drop Born to Perform Dance School a message if you would like to join our covid safe, popular SEND Saturday Sessions! mail@borntoperformdanceschool.co.uk

  • Mon
    19
    Apr
    2021
    Fri
    23
    Apr
    2021

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars lead by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams, who are on hand to help you manage these emotions and cope better during these challenging times.

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    19 Apr - Stress management
    21 Apr - Improving sleep
    22 Apr - Managing mental health in times of uncertainty
    23 Apr - Improving motivation
    23 Apr - Employment support and dealing with anxiety

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Thu
    22
    Apr
    2021
    1.00pm-2.00pmVirtual

    Healthwatch Milton Keynes

    Mental Health Partnership Board

    Service User Meeting

    Have your say about what's working and what's not in Mental Health services.

    Zoom Meeting

    Thursday 22nd April

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  • Thu
    22
    Apr
    2021
    7:00 pm

    The experience of living in a pandemic can impact our mental health and ability to cope. Have you reflected on the challenges you’ve faced in the last year and could do with a boost?

    Join our free webinar to discover ways to build resilience and the things we can do in our lives to promote good mental health.

     Thursday 22 April
    7pm UK time

    MS Society UK's - Building resilience and poor mental health

  • Thu
    22
    Apr
    2021
    Thu
    01
    Jul
    2021
    7.00pm-9.00pm

    Community Learning MK

    Online Lip-reading course - Mixed Level

    Starting on Thursday 22nd April from 7pm-9pm for 10 weeksFB_IMG_1616616592560

  • Fri
    23
    Apr
    2021
    6:00 pm

    Are you familiar with Shift.ms?

    As part of #MSAwarenessWeek they are holding a free live Q&A session this Friday on Relationships and MS. Click below for more details and to register your interest.

    Shift.ms is a social network for people with multiple sclerosis. Founded by MSers, for MSers, the charity supports many thousands of recently diagnosed people across the world, as they make sense of MS. It’s independent and it’s free.'

    #ms #msawareness #ShiftMS #MyMSFamily

    Shift.ms Facebook Event

  • Sun
    25
    Apr
    2021
    Sun
    30
    May
    2021
    10am-11.00Riverside Tennis Club Goldington Road MK40 3EA

    We have confirmed our next 6 week tennis course in partnership with Riverside Tennis Club


    These classes will be available to our young members between 10-17 years of age!
    Book your place by emailing enquiries@autismbeds.org or calling 01234 214871

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  • Mon
    26
    Apr
    2021
    Sat
    01
    May
    2021

    If you are looking for advice and to support your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams, who are on hand to provide you with the skills to become more compassionate towards yourself and help you manage any current feelings of stress in these challenging times.

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    26 Apr - How to be compassionate to yourself
    27 Apr - Balancing my thoughts
    27 Apr - Managing sleep
    28 Apr - Dealing with stress
    28 Apr - Managing worries
    29 Apr - Fatherhood and low mood
    29 Apr - Wellbeing whilst working
    01 May - Managing anxiety and worry

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Mon
    26
    Apr
    2021
    Sun
    02
    May
    2021

    From Monday 26 April to Sunday 2 May, we will be holding our first 'Families Week' to celebrate the families of people we support.

    Throughout the week, we will be sharing stories and guidance directly from our families, as well as hosting several virtual workshops and events for families and MacIntyre staff.

    To find out more about the upcoming events and workshops and to register your attendance, visit: https://bit.ly/32Mgq69

  • Wed
    28
    Apr
    2021
    7:30 pm

    Tomorrow (28 April), our Head of Physical Activity, Hayley Jarvis, will be hosting a live discussion with Barry Lloyd, Physical Activity Programme Manager at Rethink Mental Illness on the We Are Undefeatable Facebook Page.

    Mind will be chatting about stress, what it is and how getting active can play a part in managing it. You'll also hear from our advisory group member and Time to Change champion Andrea Corbett too.

    Tune in at 7.30pm tomorrow with your questions on the We Are Undefeatable Facebook page > Mind- weareundefeatable Facebook Event

  • Thu
    29
    Apr
    2021
    10.30-12.30

    SARC Milton Keynes are running this training and awareness session on inclusive communications for people with sight and hearing loss. Register now!

    Thursday 29th April- 10.30-12.30

    Milton Keynes SARC- Communications for people with sight loss

  • Thu
    29
    Apr
    2021
    2:00 pm

    Do we support your loved one? 

    MacIntyre would love to see you at their 'Time for a Cuppa' virtual event on Thursday! It's a chance to say hello to other families of people who they support, meet Nicola Payne, their Family Engagement Consultant and share stories and experiences.

    MacIntyre- Time for a Cuppa Facebook event

  • Thu
    29
    Apr
    2021
    Fri
    04
    Jun
    2021
    4.30pm-5.30pmSports Hall Castle Newnham School Polhill Avenue Bedford MK41 9DT

    Autism Bedfordshire 's 6 week rugby and multi sports course!

    Get in touch to book a space!!

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  • Thu
    29
    Apr
    2021
    7.00pm-8.30pm Virtual

    ‘Live Well, Move More’ programme being delivered by Diabetes-UK in partnership with Sports England and the National Lottery, as well as an online event for people living with Type 1 Diabetes on Sports & Exercise. 





    Sign up for Diabetes-UK’s free, online ‘Get Moving’ classes

    The Live Well, Move More Programme
    Diabetes-UK are running free, online 10-week physical activity classes designed for people living with diabetes who are doing less than 30 minutes of movement a week, starting in May.
    From chair boxercise to Tai chi and movement to music, each weekly class focuses on a different gentle activity, so you can try new ways to get active and find what you prefer. There are chair-based classes and ladies only classes.
    Plus, there are Q&A sessions at the end of each class with clinical experts and guest speakers and you’ll be able to chat and share experiences with other class participants.
    Find out more about the classes on offer and register your interest via helpline@diabetes.org.uk or through the Helpline Team on 0345 123 2399, Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm.

    The Live Well, Move More Programme is being delivered by Diabetes-UK in partnership with Sports England and the National Lottery.





    Diabetes-UK Virtual Type 1 Event – Sport & Exercise
    Sport, exercise and Type 1 Diabetes can be difficult to navigate. There’s a lot to think about - from the amount of insulin you’ve got on board, to the kind of exercise you’re going to do, and what you last had to eat.

    Whether you have Type 1 Diabetes yourself, or you’re a parent/carer of a child living with Type 1 – join us at our ‘Managing sport, exercise, and Type 1’ Q&A panel session with our panel of experts who’ll help to answer your questions about taking part in sport and exercise.

    The panelists will include an Associate Professor of Diabetes, a Diabetes Specialist Nurse, a dietitian, and a former GB gymnast who lives with Type 1.

    Date: Thursday, 29 April
    Time: 7pm-8.30pm
    How: Zoom

    Find out more and sign up for free here: esurvey- Sport

  • Thu
    29
    Apr
    2021
    Thu
    08
    Jul
    2021
    7.00pm-9.00pm

    Do you find communication a challenge due to hearing loss?

    We are offering a new ten-week online Lip-reading course starting on Thursday 29 April from 7-9pm

    Using a combination of written exercises and film clips, this online course will enable you to recognise lip shapes in isolation and running speech.

    This course is for beginners and those with some prior knowledge.

    The cost of the course is £120

    A 20% concession is available for the deaf and carers of the deaf and for those receiving an income based benefit.

    To enrol call 01908 556740 or for more information contact philip.allsop@milton-keynes.gov.uk

  • Fri
    30
    Apr
    2021
    Fri
    16
    Jul
    2021
    10:00 am

    Delighted to announce a new online project combining #wellbeing & #classicalmusic starting on 30 April in partnership with Arts for health MK 'Music4Mindfulness' - visit Music4Mindfulness

  • Fri
    30
    Apr
    2021
    17.30-18.30Virtual

    The next Interation Cook Club event open to the public is Happy Hour on Mars, with food artist Carolyn Defrin. Help Carolyn create a three course menu for the first restaurant on Mars! 30th April, 17.30-18.30. FREE - booking details in flyerFB_IMG_1618584859840

  • Fri
    30
    Apr
    2021
    4:00 pmVirtual

    Highways England is hosting a webinar with Naidex on Friday 30th April at 4pm. Throughout the webinar they will be sharing advice to disabled road users about journey planning and what to do if you breakdown on the motorway. You can find out more about the webinar and register by clicking below.

    Naidex Webinar

  • Mon
    03
    May
    2021
    Mon
    31
    May
    2021
    Virtual

    The Transition Event Online - May 2021

    This online event is for young people, parent carers of children with additional needs and schools.

    For webinars, transition presentations, resources and workshops register free here The Transition Event Online

    #TransitionEvent #PreparingForAdulthood #PfA #SEND

  • Tue
    04
    May
    2021
    12:00 pm

    From face coverings to dodgy live captions; communication for the deaf and hearing loss communities has been hit hard.

    Join RNID this Deaf Awareness Week as they reveal an exciting new online tool to help you advocate for your unique communication needs - that can also be used to raise deaf awareness.

    They will also be talking to RNID Ambassador, Samantha Baines, about her experience over the past year (the good and bad!) as a person with hearing loss, and how she would use their new communication card when she's out and about.

    This free event will be a pre-recorded session that we'll push out live, so we can make sure the captions are perfect. It will also be accessible via a BSL/English interpreter.

    RNID- My Communications Card

  • Wed
    05
    May
    2021
    Wed
    19
    May
    2021
    10.00am-12.00pmChurch Lane Community Centre 147 Church Lane Bedford MK41 0PW

    The Joys of Autism is a Supportive Parent Workshop following a diagnosis within the past 18 months of your teenager (13yrs+)

    Join other parents/carers for these 3 sessions to discuss the positive and inspirational potential of your teenager,
    family life and the future.

    If you are interested in the joining the sessions then please contact us for more information 01234 214871

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  • Wed
    05
    May
    2021
    6.30pm-7.30pmVirtual

    Local professionals are here to answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine
    Wednesday 5 May at 6:30pm.
    Join them via Zoom. Details below.
    #MythBusting #CovidVaccine #Vaccination #CoronavirusFB_IMG_1619885982714

  • Thu
    06
    May
    2021
    Tue
    14
    Sep
    2021
    9.30am-1.00pm

    There is only 1 week to go until the next Engaging Wheelchair Participants in Sport Course from WheelPower. It has now sold out but if you are interested and missed out this time then we will also be running this course on the following dates:

    Thursday 6 May (9.30am-1.00pm)
    Thursday 15 July (9.30am-1.00pm)
    Tuesday 14 September (9.30am-1.00pm)

    Are you a teacher, coach or sports student striving to adapt your sports session for wheelchair participants? Then this FREE Online Training Course is for you.

    The Engaging Wheelchair Participants in Sport Course by WheelPower is delivered by inclusive sports development advisor and coach, Mark Bullock. During the morning you will learn the skills that will help you to provide more opportunities for disabled people to get into physical activity and sport and lead active lives.

    More info: https://www.wheelpower.org.uk/resources/engaging-wheelchair-participants-in-sport

  • Mon
    10
    May
    2021
    Fri
    14
    May
    2021

    In line with Mental Health Awareness Week next week, the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams are hosting a wide variety of Wellbeing Webinars to provide you with the necessary skills required to practice mindfulness, help to manage stress, anxiety and emotional eating.

    They're also going to be looking at the power of nature and the benefit this can have on our mental health and wellbeing.

    Next weeks wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    10 May - Food for thought
    11 May - Coping with long term conditions in times of uncertainty
    12 May - Pregnancy and motherhood in uncertain times
    12 May - Mindfulness
    14 May - Employment support and dealing with anxiety
    14 May - The power of nature and the benefits to our wellbeing

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars #MHAW

  • Mon
    10
    May
    2021
    Sun
    16
    May
    2021

    Next week is Mental Health Awareness week and one of the ways you can help raise awareness for better mental health is to join us for the Carry the Burden campaign, which represents the invisible burden that people with mental health difficulties carry every single day.

    Taking part is easy, simply select an item of your choosing to carry for a full 24hrs, fundraise or donate and share on social media using the #CarryTheBurden

    Start the day posting a selfie with your object on social media, to let people know that you are “Carrying the Burden to support Mind BLMK because…”

    Share your updates throughout the day, using the hashtag #CarrytheBurden and finish your day with your final update, making a donation to Mind BLMK, then why not nominate 3 friends to take part in the challenge this May.

    Stuck for what to carry?
    Perhaps you have a giant teddy bear? An orange teapot? An exercise ball? or perhaps a tin of beans?! Maybe it’s something that means something to you about your mental health. Feel free to get creative with this.

    To find out more and to register today - Mind BLMK- Carry the Burden

    #MentHealthAwareness #Fundraising #Bedfordshire #Luton #MiltonKeynes

  • Mon
    10
    May
    2021
    Wed
    23
    Jun
    2021

    Workshops for Parents and Carers by Milton Keynes SEND IAS Service

    Places must be pre-booked via Eventbrite and we will email you the joining link.

    These workshops are for families living in Milton Keynes.

    • Annual Review of EHCP - Mon 10 May https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/148000636889
    • SEN Support - Wed 16 June https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/148002867561
    • Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) - Wed 23 June https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/147999567691

    #MiltonKeynes #SEND

  • Mon
    10
    May
    2021
    10.00am-12.00pmVirtual

    Join Carers MK's FB_IMG_1618825170008Managing Stress Workshop via Zoom on Monday 10th May, 10am - 12pm.

    Learn how to identify sources of stress and ways to manage it. Explore ways of avoiding unnecessary stress by learning to say ‘no’, taking control of your environment, avoiding the ‘hot’ topics, setting realistic goals, focusing on the positive and learning to forgive.

    Held via Zoom, all you need is access to a computer, smart device or telephone. You will be sent a link to gain access to the group.

    Book your place: 01908 231703 or mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org

  • Tue
    11
    May
    2021
    Thu
    13
    May
    2021

    The Live Online Exercise Classes from WheelPower are a perfect way to de-stress, enjoy a workout and meet new friends, and in #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek our 3 favourite instructors are back!

     Tuesday 11am - Cardio with Ben 
     Wednesday 7pm - Circuits with Ella 
    Thursday 11am - Yoga with Nina 

    All WheelPower Exercise Classes are FREE, take place on Zoom and last for approximately 1 hour. Since they began a year ago they have helped over 400 disabled people to stay active and they continue to attract new people every week.

    Book your tickets: WheelPower's Mental Health Exercise Classes #MondayMotivation

  • Tue
    11
    May
    2021
    Fri
    14
    May
    2021
    Virtual

    FB_IMG_1620304864789FB_IMG_1620304879286 #mentalhealthawarenessweek2021 is fast approaching.

    This year's theme is 'Nature' and the benefits it has on our Mental & Physical wellbeing

    Nature plays a big role in our mental health as we have all noticed during the last year of lockdown.

    Join one of Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service's Free Wellbeing Webinars, To book your free space visit our events page Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service Webinars

    Follow our social media pages during Mental Health Awareness Week on 10th-16th May for useful tips and videos that will benefit your Wellbeing.

    #mentalhealthawareness
    #talkingtherapies
    #iaptservices
    #talkinghelps

    @nhs_elft
    @bedslutonrecoverycollege
    @bedsfire @bedslutonrecoverycollege @mindblmk @centralbedslibraries @hw_centralbeds @bedfordbluesrfc @bedfordbc_adopt_foster @bedspoliceuk @bedslife_magazine @stpaulsbedford @bedssupportedhousing @spectacularts1

  • Tue
    11
    May
    2021
    Tue
    15
    Jun
    2021
    The Mall Luton, Mall Management, 37 The Mall, Bedfordshire, Luton LU1 2LJ

    Autism Bedfordshire is excited to share that their Adult Services team will be offering the Building Resilience In The Community skills course from the 11th of May

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  • Tue
    11
    May
    2021
    Tue
    22
    Jun
    2021
    King's House Bedford, king's house, 245 Ampthill Rd, Bedford MK42 9AZ

    Autism Bedfordshire has a new practitioner training dates across May and June 2021!

    Please look through the images below for further details and contact them for more information or to book your space:training@autismbeds.org FB_IMG_1619608018640

  • Wed
    12
    May
    2021
    7:00 pmVirtual

    MS Society UK

    Are your relationships with loved ones and friends impacted by your MS and the effects of the pandemic?

    Sign up for next week's FREE webinar where they’ll be exploring how living with MS can affect relationships, particularly the more intimate connections with loved ones MS Society UK- Exploring relationships during the pandemic

    Wednesday 12 May
    7pm

  • Thu
    13
    May
    2021
    11am-12.00pmVirtual

    In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, our Adult Services team will be running our Wellbeing and Mindfulness group this Thursday from 11am to 12pm via zoom!

    To confirm your space please contact us at: enquiries@autismbeds.orgFB_IMG_1620749502797

  • Thu
    13
    May
    2021
    5.00pm-6.00pmVirtual


     ‘How Food Can Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes’ on Thursday 13th May from 5-6pm.

     

    Diabetes UK are welcoming Professor Kevin Murphy from Imperial College to talk about his research on the links between the food we eat and signals the brain sends to the pancreas. His study could help people with type 2 diabetes produce more insulin, avoid more invasive treatments like injections and reduce complications.

    Please follow the link highlighted below and after providing your contact information you will be automatically sent the link to join.

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: May 13, 2021 05:00 PM London

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElcOitpzIrHdVqHlc5WEllR65jGTJP65Js

    This webinar is  being recorded so if you can’t attend but would like to watch it please still register and the recording will be sent to you afterwards.thumbnail_image

  • Mon
    17
    May
    2021
    Sat
    22
    May
    2021

    We all suffer from varying degrees of stress but when we feel overwhelmed with stress it can be difficult to concentrate and focus on the task at hand.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams, who are on hand to provide you with the skills to manage stress, look at ways to deal with long-term health conditions, and support you with how to be more compassionate towards yourself.

    Next weeks wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -
    17 May - Sleep hygiene
    18 May - Exam stress
    19 May - Stress management
    19 May - Dealing with stress
    20 May - Living with a long-term health condition
    21 May - How to be compassionate to yourself
    22 May - Managing anxiety and worry

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars #MHAW

  • Tue
    18
    May
    2021

    Autism Bedfordshire is excited to announce that they will also be running the Autism & Mental Health practitioners training on the 18th of May!

    For more information or to confirm your space, please contact:

    training@autismbeds.orgFB_IMG_1621078045425

  • Tue
    18
    May
    2021
    Thu
    20
    May
    2021
    Virtual

    FB_IMG_1621249259794New Week, New Live Online Exercise Classes from WheelPower:

    Tuesday 11am - Cardio with Ben @Adapt To Perform 

    Wednesday 7pm - Circuits with Ella @Ella's Wheelchair Workouts

    Thursday 11am - Yoga with Nina @Sitting Fit Yoga

    Book your FREE tickets https://www.wheelpower.org.uk/sport-events

  • Tue
    18
    May
    2021
    7:00 pmVirtual

    Want to know more about the new drug for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?

    Beovu – a new anti-VEGF treatment for wet AMD was approved for use in the UK last year by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

    Brought to market by Novartis the drug could see patients receiving as few as four injections a year.

    So, who can access it? And, what are the pros and cons of this new treatment?

    Our next Virtual Clinic on Tuesday 18 May at 7pm will explain more about the drug and what it could mean for you.

    Register 

    Macular Society- New drug for AMD

  • Tue
    18
    May
    2021
    7.00pm-8.00pmVirtual

    Autism Bedfordshire 's Adult Services team will be running this month's Female Voice zoom session on Tuesday the 18th of May!FB_IMG_1620901087006

  • Thu
    20
    May
    2021

    Global Accessibility Awareness Day

    Thursday, May 20, 2021, celebrate the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments. 

    Global Accessibility Awareness Day

  • Thu
    20
    May
    2021
    7.00pm-8.00pm

    ADHD UK's next support group is on 20th May at 7pm

    To join click the link below. Hope to see you there! ADHD's Support GroupFB_IMG_1620211157296

  • Mon
    24
    May
    2021
    Thu
    27
    May
    2021

    Negative thoughts often occur when we are feeling low and anxious, this can also cause additional worries and can sometimes feel difficult to know how to identify these worries or manage them better.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams, who are on hand to provide you with the skills to help identify those unhelpful thoughts and learn to challenge them, improve motivation and explore what having a healthy work/life balance actually means.

    Next weeks wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -
    24 May - Managing worries
    24 May - Food for thought
    25 May - Balancing my thoughts
    26 May - Improving motivation
    27 May - Wellbeing whilst working
    27 May - Fatherhood and low mood

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK

  • Tue
    25
    May
    2021
    Thu
    27
    May
    2021

    Are you in need of some Monday Motivation to start the new week?

    Then how about signing yourself up to one of our weekly Online Exercise Classes from WheelPower. We have 3 classes to choose from this week alongside our favourite 3 instructors:
    Tuesday 11am - Cardio with Ben  Adapt To Perform
    Wednesday 7pm - Circuits with Ella  Ella's Wheelchair Workouts
    Thursday 11am - Yoga with Nina  Sitting Fit Yoga

    Find out more and book your free tickets: WheelPower's Exercise Classes

    NOTE: There will be no classes taking place next week due to our instructors taking a well deserved half term break. All classes will resume as normal from 8 June and can be booked up until the end of July.

    #MondayMotivation

  • Thu
    27
    May
    2021
    7.30pm-8.30pmVirtual

    This year, Stroke Association 's Amazing Brains event will take place virtually on 27 May 2021, from 7.30-8.30pm.

    You will hear from researchers, stroke survivors, and celebrity guests who will share their research and experiences of stroke, as their charity celebrates research that can rebuild lives.

    Sign-up for free here: Stroke Association Event

  • Thu
    27
    May
    2021
    7.30pm-9.00pmVirtual

    Autism Bedfordshire

    The next Parent/Carer Network hosted by our Children's Services team will be taking place on Thursday 27th of May!FB_IMG_1620216066849

  • Wed
    02
    Jun
    2021
    3-4pm

    Do you have questions about benefits or any other caring queries?

    Liz and Priya from our Helpline Advisory team will be joining us for a Share & Learn session on Wednesday 2 June 3-4.30pm to offer tips and guidance. The session will be focussed on disability-related benefits and cover everything from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independent Payments. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask any questions you have about caring. Sign up here: Carers UK- Share and Learn

  • Thu
    03
    Jun
    2021
    Fri
    04
    Jun
    2021

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams, who are on hand to provide you with the skills to help you look at ways to manage living with long-term health conditions, support you with high pressure caused by upcoming exams and provide tools to help better manage stress.⠀⠀⠀⠀

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    03 Jun - Coping with long term conditions in times of uncertainty
    04 Jun - Exam stress
    04 Jun - Stress management
    04 Jun - Employment support and dealing with anxiety

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Thu
    03
    Jun
    2021
    9:30 amVirtual

    Self care can mean many different things to different people. When you have a chronic health condition, self-care becomes even more vital as a means of sustaining your physical and your mental well-being.

    Please attend Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service 's free webinar on Thursday 3rd June at 09:30am on Coping with Long Term Conditions in Times of Uncertainty.

    To sign up please visit: Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service WebinarsFB_IMG_1621443723951

  • Fri
    04
    Jun
    2021

    Join Spinal Injuries Association and their supporters across the nation to celebrate National Fish and Chip Day. Their fish and Chip Suppers have soared in popularity over the past decade – and they think it’s because they’re so simple. Just pop to your local chippy or cook up a homemade version if you’re feeling adventurous – and voila, you’re hosting your very own supper. Now it’s time to invite the friends and family round (sticking to the rule of six outside) Spinal Injuries Association- Fish and Chip Supper

  • Fri
    04
    Jun
    2021
    9.30am- 3.30pmFernie Fields Moulton

    Born to Perform Dance School

    SEN May Half Term Workshop!
    Friday 4th June 2021!
    9.30-3.30pm

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    Over 16s
    Fernie Fields Moulton

  • Mon
    07
    Jun
    2021
    Sat
    12
    Jun
    2021

    Mind BLMK

    We can't avoid all sources of stress in our lives, nor would we want to, but we can develop healthier ways of responding to them.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams, who are on hand to provide you with the skills to help you look at ways to manage emotional eating, support you with ways to improve your sleep, and provide tools to help better manage stress.⠀⠀⠀⠀

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    07 Jun - Pregnancy and motherhood in uncertain times
    07 Jun - Men's mental health
    07 Jun - Food for thought
    09 Jun - Dealing with stress
    10 Jun - Stress management
    12 Jun - Managing worries
    12 Jun - Improving sleep
    12 Jun - Managing anxiety and worry

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Mind BLMK

  • Mon
    07
    Jun
    2021
    Sun
    13
    Jun
    2021

     

    What is Carers Week?

    Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.https://www.carersweek.org/?cmp=voices

  • Mon
    07
    Jun
    2021
    Fri
    18
    Jun
    2021
     
     

    The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is a major national clinical audit, which measures the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE Clinical Guidelines and NICE Quality Standards, in England and Wales.

    The NDA is delivered by NHS Digital, in partnership with Diabetes UK. It collects and analyses data and produces reports for a range of stakeholders to use to drive changes and improve the quality of services and health outcomes for people with diabetes

     

    The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)

     

    The  HQIP aims to improve health outcomes by enabling those who commission, deliver and receive healthcare to measure and improve our healthcare services

     

    It is preparing a new specification and package of work for the NDA programme and wants to hear from people who receive care, including people affected by diabetes, their families and carers as well as from Health Care Professionals

     

    In order to meaningfully engage with people affected by diabetes, HQIP  are holding focus groups in June to talk about the NDA and for people to share their views on the areas of diabetes care that are important to them.

     

    The dates and times will be:

    Monday 7th June – 2-4pm

    Thursday 17th June – 10am-Midday

     

    If you are interested in participating in a focus group please email Kim Rezel, contact details below.

     kim.rezel@hqip.org.uk

    www.hqip.org.uk

  • Mon
    07
    Jun
    2021
    1.30pm-3.00pm

    Join us for a Virtual Coffee, Chat and Quiz Afternoon via Zoom this afternoon (7th June) at 1.30pm – 3pm.

    As we are unable to meet face to face at the moment we thought that it would be nice for carers to get together for a coffee, a chat and to take part in a quiz, online.

    To join us, please contact us: 01908 231703 or mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org and we will send you the link.

     

  • Tue
    08
    Jun
    2021

    On Tuesday 8 June, join us for a conversation this Carers Week with bestselling writer Kate Mosse Author . Her new book, An Extra Pair of Hands, is based on her own experience of becoming a carer in middle age.

    In the session, Kate will read short extracts from the book and share her experience of helping her mother look after her father through Parkinson's, then supporting her mother in widowhood, and finally as 'an extra pair of hands' for her 90-year-old mother-in-law. The audience will then have the opportunity to ask Kate any questions in a short Q&A.

    Interested? Sign up here: Carers UK- Learn and Share

  • Tue
    08
    Jun
    2021
    Thu
    10
    Jun
    2021
    Virtual

    We're back! After a break for half term our instructors will be returning this week with 3 brand new WheelPower Workouts. Join us for a free live fitness class and enjoy the benefits of exercise from your home.

    Tuesday 11am - Cardio with Ben  Adapt To Perform


    Wednesday 7pm - Circuits with Ella - Ella's Wheelchair Workouts

    Thursday 11am - Yoga with Nina Sitting Fit Yoga

    BOOK TICKETS: WheelPower Workouts

    #Motivation #WheelchairFitness

  • Tue
    08
    Jun
    2021
    10.30am-11.30amVirtual

    Join us for an Age UK Milton Keynes Information Session for carers in Milton Keynes via Zoom on Tuesday 8th June, 10.30am–11.30am. Learn about the activities & vital services provided at Age UK Milton Keynes. To join, contact us on 01908 231703 or mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org

    #CarersWeek #carers #unpaidcarers #MiltonKeynes

  • Tue
    08
    Jun
    2021
    5:00 pm

    The Great Ideas Factory Presented By #MadeForMe - Join and share your ideas on how to make the world more accessible (8 June @ 5pm)

    Led by disabled people and accessible to all...

    Book your place - Learning Disability England Event

  • Tue
    08
    Jun
    2021
    5:30 pm

    Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council member Hubert invites you to our ‘accessible Transport’ Webinar on 8 June at 5.30pm!

    This is your chance to ask our panel of experts about accessible transport provision in Bedfordshire.


    The Panel

    · Ross Barton, Operations Director, Stagecoach East

    · Jenny van Beukelen, Lead Senior Licensing Officer, Luton Borough Council, Taxi Licensing

    · Hubert Pawelkiewicz and Stefan Crocker, Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council members

    · Paul Codd, Senior Stakeholder Manager, Govia Thameslink Railway.

    Book your place today: Accessible Transport Webinar

  • Wed
    09
    Jun
    2021
    10:30 amGloucester House, 399 Silbury Boulevard MK9 2AH Milton Keynes

    COVID safe one to one demonstrations of equipment to support people with sight loss. Attendance is by appointment only. Please contact us to book your appointment SARC Milton Keynes- Equipment Open Day (Sight Loss)

    Reveal 16 enables you to read documents, books and newspapers and view distant objects like an artwork or your garden. Contact SARC Milton Keynes to arrange a demo on their sight loss equipment day - 9 June 2021

    HumanWare

  • Thu
    10
    Jun
    2021
    9.50am‐11.20amVirtual

    Join our Feel Beautiful on the Inside: Taster Workshop via Zoom on 10th June, 9.50am-11.20am

    Normally a four week workshop, this taster session enables you to come along and try this friendly, relaxed session which includes gentle stretches and yoga breathing techniques.

    To book, contact us on 01908 231703 / mail@carersmiltonkeynes.orgmail@carersmiltonkeynes.org
    #CarersWeek #carers Milton Keynes Council

  • Sun
    13
    Jun
    2021
    3:00 pmVirtual

    Sign-up for Alina Orchestra 's FREE online Wellbeing Workshop this Sunday. Outreach Leader, Anna Sideris will provide you with all the tools you need to keep you feeling positive, motivated and help you get rid of any negativity that you have felt thanks to the events of the last year. Alina Orchestra Event

  • Mon
    14
    Jun
    2021
    Fri
    18
    Jun
    2021

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams, who are on hand to provide you with the skills to help you look at ways to manage emotional eating, support to improve your sleep, and provide tools to help better manage stress.⠀⠀⠀⠀

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    14 Jun - Improving Sleep
    14 Jun - Food for thought
    15 Jun - Exam Stress
    17 Jun - Stress Management
    18 Jun - How to be Compassionate to Yourself

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Mon
    14
    Jun
    2021
    Sun
    20
    Jun
    2021

    Diabetes UK Facebook Event

    We’re very excited to announce that one month today, on the 14 June… we’ll be kicking off Diabetes Week!

    And this year, we’ll be telling #DiabetesStories from all corners of the UK.

    We’ll be looking back on an extraordinary year and looking forward to what’s to come. And, above all, celebrating the incredible diabetes community.

    We have lots of exciting plans for the week, from social media takeovers to live Q&A’s – join our Facebook event for all the updates over the next few weeks.

    Find out more about how you can get involved (and where to find all the resources you need) here: Diabetes UK

  • Mon
    14
    Jun
    2021
    Sun
    20
    Jun
    2021

    This Learning Disability Week (14 to 20 June) They FB_IMG_1621441637016will be celebrating art and creativity! 

    We want to highlight all the fantastic creative talent from within the learning disability community.

    Share your art for everyone to see. 

    Get involved: Mencap- Learning Disability Week 

    #LDArtWeek #LearningDisability #Art #LDWeek21

  • Mon
    14
    Jun
    2021
    Sun
    20
    Jun
    2021
    Diabetes Week - Diabetes Intervention 

    The 14th June marks the start of diabetes week and as a proud provider of multiple diabetes intervention services (National Diabetes Prevention Programme across various regions), Xyla Health & Wellbeing are inviting you to attend a free webinar. It will be an opportunity for you to meet the team, learn more about their services and gain an insight into their recent improvements and service outcomes. 

     

    There are multiple dates and times available so please follow the relevant links below to register by the 11th of Juneto sign up to the session that best suits your availability.  Registration links are also available on the attachments. 

     

    Diabetes Week Language Webinar

    After selecting the session you would like to register for, you can select the specific language options such as Urdu or Punjabi, etc.

    Link to Register:  https://form.jotform.com/211472526829359

     

    Diabetes Week Community Webinar

    Link to Register: https://form.jotform.com/211471931621348

     

    Diabetes Week HCP Webinar

    Link to Register:  https://form.jotform.com/211472072523043

     

  • Tue
    15
    Jun
    2021
    Thu
    17
    Jun
    2021
    Virtual

    WheelPower has 3 classes to choose from this week alongside their favourite 3 instructors (please note the change the days for Yoga and Circuit classes)
    Tuesday 11am - Cardio with Ben- Adapt To Perform
    Wednesday 11am - Yoga with Nina- Sitting Fit Yoga
    Thursday 6pm - Circuits with Ella- Ella's Wheelchair Workouts

    Find out more and book your free tickets: WheelPower- Sport Events

  • Tue
    15
    Jun
    2021
    7.30pm-8.30pm

    Disordered Eating Online Event

    Tuesday 15th June, 7.30pm-8.30pm

    Hear from expert researchers on Diabetes UK current research projects on disordered eating and from a person living with diabetes and their personal experience.

    Register via the link below;

    Diabetes UK- Disordered eating online

  • Wed
    16
    Jun
    2021
    10.00am-4.00pmGloucester House, 399 Silbury Boulevard MK9 2AH Milton Keynes

    SARC Milton Keynes ‐ Equipment Open Day (Hearing Loss)

    COVID safe one to one demonstrations of equipment to support people with hearing loss. Attendance is by appointment only. Please contact them to book your appointment

    Equipment Open Day (Hearing Loss)

    The Doro Magna 4000 is an amplified telephone suitable for people with moderate to severe hearing loss. For a demonstration, contact SARC Milton Keynes for an appointment on their Equipment Open Day (Hearing Loss) - 16 June 2021

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  • Wed
    16
    Jun
    2021
    11:00 am

    Join us in our first accessibility roundtable where our tremendous panel of experts will discuss how does inclusivity look like in 2021, when can assistive technology make a difference and how it can improve employee satisfaction, efficiency and productivity.

    You will be able to ask any questions live to our panel members and follow up with them after the roundtable should you want to get in touch!

    Our Panel:

    Chair: Liz Halifax-Smith, Senior Dragon Sales Manager, Nuance Communications

    Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum

    Noel Duffy, Workplace SIG Chair, British Assistive Technology Association

    Bianca Prins-Hoonkoop, Global Head of Accessibility, ING Bank

    Andy Garret, Global Programme Lead for Workplace Adjustments Service and accessibility, GSK

    Nuance Webinar

  • Thu
    17
    Jun
    2021
    5.30pm-6.30pm
     

    We’d like to invite you to our next webinar ‘Love Your Feet pt. 2’ on Thursday 17th June from 5.30-6.30pm.

     

    This will be our second webinar on footcare and we’re pleased to be joined again by a panel of specialist podiatrists and diabetologists led by Dr Wing May Kong from the Central Middlesex Hospital. They will be covering key aspects of how to keep your feet healthy, addressing issues like Charcot foot and suitable footwear and taking questions during this interactive session.

     

    If you’d like to watch the first ‘Love Your Feet’ webinar from last November you can do so here- Love Your Feet webinar.mp4

     

    Please follow the link highlighted below and after providing your contact information you will be automatically sent the link to join.

     

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Jun 17, 2021 05:30 PM London

     

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ldOygrz8rEtG26_pA3y9qdoI2LRgqKnoX

     

    This webinar is being recorded so if you can’t attend but would like to watch it please still register and the recording will be sent to you afterwards.

     

    Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

     

  • Thu
    17
    Jun
    2021
    7.30pm-8.30pmVirtual

    Diabetes and Menopause

    Thursday 17th June, 7.30pm-8.30pm

    Hear future plans from Diabetes UK on supporting women through Menopause. Have your chance to help input into what information should be available by joining the session.

    Register via the link below-

    Diabetes and Menopause

     

     

  • Mon
    21
    Jun
    2021
    Fri
    25
    Jun
    2021
    Virtual

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams, who are on hand to provide you with the skills to help you look at ways to improve motivation, support you with balancing your thoughts, and look at ways to help you to reconnect with people.⠀⠀

    ⠀⠀
    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    21 Jun - Reconnecting with people
    22 Jun - Improving motivation
    23 Jun - The living with a long term health condition
    24 Jun - Balancing my thoughts
    24 Jun - Fatherhood and low mood
    24 Jun - Wellbeing whilst working
    25 Jun - Employment support and dealing with anxiety

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

  • Tue
    22
    Jun
    2021
    Thu
    24
    Jun
    2021
    Virtual

    3x Live Online Exercise Classes from WheelPower this week.

     Tuesday 11am - Cardio with Ben 
     Wednesday 11am - Yoga with Nina 
     Thursday 6pm - Circuits with Ella 

    Book your free tickets using the links below and join the movement with WheelPower.

    WheelPower's Exercise Workouts

  • Wed
    23
    Jun
    2021
    Virtual

    If you’re new to caring and are looking for information advice, our Share and Learn session is here to help. On Wednesday 23 June, Priya from our Helpline Advisory team will be offering guidance on what steps you might need to take when you first become a carer. Carers can sign up here: Carers UK - Care and Learn.

  • Wed
    23
    Jun
    2021
    10.00am-11amVirtual

    Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) Workshop by the Milton Keynes SEND IAS

    For parents and carers of children and young people with a special educational needs or disability.

    This workshop is for families living in Milton Keynes.

    Facebook Event

  • Mon
    28
    Jun
    2021
    Sat
    03
    Jul
    2021
    Virtual

    A good night’s sleep is vital for our physical and emotional wellbeing.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams, who are on hand to provide you with the skills to help you look at ways to deal with stress, support you with wellbeing in early parenthood, and also provide you with useful tips and techniques to help you achieve a restful night’s sleep.
    ⠀⠀
    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    28 Jun - Sleep hygiene
    30 Jun - Dealing with stress
    01 Jul - Stress management
    01 Jul - Wellbeing and relaxation for pregnancy and parenthood
    03 Jul - Managing anxiety and worry

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Webinars 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Mon
    28
    Jun
    2021
    10.00am-12.00pm

    Our Adult Services department will be hosting their 'Know Your Rights' workshop, via Zoom on Monday 28th of June

    This session will run from 10am to 12pm, please contact the email address below to get involved:

    enquiries@autismbeds.orgFB_IMG_1624446377208

    #autism #workshops #bedford

  • Mon
    28
    Jun
    2021
    7:30 pmVirtual

    Our Time to Chat sessions are for family and friends who have a loved one with MS. A chance to chat, reflect and share experiences. Come and join us MS SOCIETY UK- Time to Chat

    There’s another one next month, so don’t worry if you can’t make it this time. We’ll still be there for you. #CarersWeek

  • Tue
    29
    Jun
    2021
    Thu
    01
    Jul
    2021
    Virtual

    WheelPower has 3 classes to choose from this week, delivered by their 3 favourite instructors:
    Tuesday 11am - Cardio with Ben - Adapt To Perform
    Wednesday 11am - Yoga with Nina - Sitting Fit Yoga
    Thursday 6pm - Circuits with Ella - Ella's Wheelchair Workouts

    WheelPower's Exercise Classes

  • Tue
    29
    Jun
    2021
    Thu
    26
    Aug
    2021

    Aged 18-25 with nothing planned this summer? We can help with that! Join our Adult Services team for 9 days of fun and skills sessions

    For more information or to book your space please contact us below:

    rachael.champion@autismbeds.orgFB_IMG_1624204143978

    01234 214871

    #autism #fun #summerfun

  • Tue
    29
    Jun
    2021
    10.00am-12.00pm

    Autism Bedfordshire 's Adult Services department will be also be hosting the 'Know Your Rights' workshop in Luton on Tuesday 29th of June

    This session will run from 10am to 12pm, please contact the email address below to get involved: enquiries@autismbeds.orgFB_IMG_1624444350093

  • Tue
    29
    Jun
    2021
    7.00pm-8.00pm

    Our Adult Services' next Transitioning to Adulthood workshop will be taking place on the 29th of June. In this session, we will be joined by Wendy Cook, the Autism Co-ordinator at Bedford College to discuss further education. You don't want to miss this!

    To reserve your space, please contact us below:

    rachael.champion@autismbeds.orgFB_IMG_1624373190473

    01234 214871

    #autism #education #workshop

  • Tue
    29
    Jun
    2021
    7.00pm-8.00pmVirtual

    Autism Bedfordshire's Adult Services' Female Voice group will be returning Tuesday 29th June FB_IMG_1624884305230from 7pm to 8pm via Zoom.

    This months theme is positive thinking 

    Please contact the Adult Services team via this email to confirm your space:

    enquiries@autismbeds.org

  • Wed
    30
    Jun
    2021
    7:30 pmVirtual

    An introduction to technology for visually impaired people. Tonight - Wednesday, 30th June | 7.30pm
    TAVIP want to help their members learn about assistive technology for those with visual impairments.
    Register via using the link below:
    TAVIP Webinar

  • Sat
    03
    Jul
    2021
    Coventry Athletics track, Warwick

    Activity Alliance is pleased to announce the return of the National Junior Athletics Championships on Saturday 3 July at Coventry Athletics track, Warwick

    Activity Alliance- National Junior Athletics

  • Sun
    04
    Jul
    2021
    Virtual

    Join Carers UK 's online Care for a Cuppathon celebration on Sunday 4 July for a day of music, poetry and the chance to chat with other carers.

    The event is supported by Virgin Media O2’s Together Fund, a nationwide initiative designed to support local charities that champion and celebrate community spirit, belonging and togetherness across the UK.

    Care for a Cuppathon runs from 11am – 5pm, but you can drop in whenever you like for as long as you want. Activities on offer include music, poetry and Share and Learn highlights, with the usual Care for a Cuppa opportunities to meet other carers and have a discussion. We’ll be posting a timetable nearer the day, so you can choose when to join.

    The event is open to Carers UK members and carers can join for free – if you are not a member, you can sign up here: carersuk.org/join You can sign up for the Care for a Cuppathon at Carers UK- Cuppathon

  • Wed
    07
    Jul
    2021
    Mon
    16
    Aug
    2021
    10am-2pm

    Autism Bedfordshire 's Adult Services team are pleased to announce that they will be offering a six-week skills course entitled Building Resilience In The Community. These will be hosted every Monday from the 7th of July to the 16th of August.FB_IMG_1624986612382

  • Thu
    08
    Jul
    2021
    Thu
    16
    Dec
    2021
    11:00 amVirtual

    Join WheelPower to experience a free exercise class from the comfort of your homes. About this Event: Ella Beaumont will be your trainer this week. Ella will be taking a short 30 minute circuit aimed at keeping you fit and active during this challenging time. No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome. Members of your household can join in too! 

    WheelPower's Ella's Exercise Classes

  • Thu
    08
    Jul
    2021
    13.00-15.00

    SARC Milton Keynes are running another training and awareness session on inclusive communications for people with sight and hearing loss. Register now!
    Thursday 8th July 2021 @ 13.00-15.00 

    Milton Keynes SARC‐ Communications for people with sight and hearing loss

  • Mon
    12
    Jul
    2021
    Fri
    16
    Jul
    2021
    Virtual

    2 in 3 UK men report feeling so stressed in the past year, that they have felt overwhelmed and unable to cope.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams, who are on hand to provide you with the skills to help improve sleeping patterns, manage feelings of anxiety caused by unemployment and also provide you with useful tips and techniques to help your wellbeing in early parenthood. ⠀⠀

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    12 Jul - Men's mental health

    15 Jul - Improving sleep

    15 Jul - Stress management

    16 Jul - Activity for boosting mood in pregnancy and parenthood

    16 Jul - Employment support and dealing with anxiety

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required. Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event.

    This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Mon
    12
    Jul
    2021
    Mon
    16
    Aug
    2021

    Autism Bedfordshire 's Adult Services team is happy to share that they will be hosting a six week, Pre-Employment and Volunteering course, starting on the 12th of July
    For more information or to book your space, contact them at: enquiries@autismbeds.orgFB_IMG_1625308963265

  • Mon
    12
    Jul
    2021
    Tue
    31
    Aug
    2021
    Virtual

    If you would like to join, please let Carers UK know by clicking the relevant link below and you’ll be sent a confirmation email with details on how to join the chat. Please note that it can take up to two working days for your confirmation email to come through. You will need to register for each Care for a Cuppa individually.

    Before joining Care for a Cuppa, read our guidelines for their online chats here.

    July Care for a Cuppa dates

    Monday 12 July, 3-4:00pm - Book here

    The Monday 19 July session is now rescheduled to Tuesday 20 July, 11:30am-12:30pm - Book here

    Monday 26 July, 3-4:00pm - Book here

    August Care for a Cuppa dates

    Monday 2 August, 11:00am-12:00pm - Book here

    Monday 9 August, 3-4:00pm - Book here 

    Monday 16 August, 3-4:00pm - Book here

    Monday 13 August, 3-4:00pm - Book here

    Tuesday 31 August, 11:00am-12:00pm - Book here

    Carers UK- Help and Advice

  • Tue
    13
    Jul
    2021

    Autism Bedfordshire is pleased to share that their Adult Services team will be hosting 'Autism In The Workplace' online event on Tuesday 13th of July!

    Are you or someone you know looking to take their first steps into the working world? Please contact us below for more information or to book your space in the event:

    helen.mchugh@autismbeds.orgFB_IMG_1624986083656

  • Tue
    13
    Jul
    2021
    Tue
    14
    Dec
    2021
    11:00 amVirtual

    Join Ben Clark and WheelPower every Tuesday morning at 11am to experience a free exercise class from the comfort of your homes. Ben Clark will be your fitness trainer for this week's live class with WheelPower.

     

    WheelPower- Ben's Exercise Classes

     

  • Wed
    14
    Jul
    2021
    7:00 pmVirtual

    MS Society UK

    This webinar is on Wednesday 14 July at 7pm

    Are you looking for ways to talk about your MS with other people, including making them aware of invisible symptoms and their impact on your life?

    It can be a difficult topic whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with MS for a while. Some people have had a diagnosis for a long time and have not really spoken about it – perhaps because of fears about what the reaction will be.

    MS Society UK- Talking about MS

  • Thu
    15
    Jul
    2021
    7.00pm-8.00pmVirtual

    Free Webinar: Inspiring young people to achieve their potential

    This session will include strategies on how to study and work from home as well as success stories to inspire young people.

    Time
    Thursday 15th July 2021
    7:00pm - 8:00pm


    Location
    Online

    British Dyslexia Association Event

  • Thu
    15
    Jul
    2021
    9.30am-1.00pmVirtual

    This time next week we will be hosting another edition of our ever popular Engaging Wheelchair Participants in Sport course. This free online course has been very well received by those wishing to learn more about how to engage wheelchair users in activity within their own organisations, or for their future careers as disability sport coaches. 

    Thursday 15 July

    9.30am - 1.00pm 

    Takes place on Zoom

    Booking via Eventbrite Places are limited and we still have a few remaining for next week so if you are interested in taking part then please visit our website to find out a little more about what you can expect

    WheelPower's ‐ Engaging Wheelchair Participants

    If you are unable to attend this date then we will also be delivering this training on Tuesday 14 September. All details and how to book can be found on our website link above.

  • Fri
    16
    Jul
    2021
    12:00 pmMK Rose Campbell Park

    Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day

    MK DAD will be taking place on the Friday 16th July at the Mk Rose Campbell Park . Looking to seeing you all there.

    MK SNAP (Special Needs Advancement Project) Camphill MK Arts for Health - Milton Keynes 

    Please follow the link for further details- DAD Details

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  • Sat
    17
    Jul
    2021
    Sun
    18
    Jul
    2021

    Diabetes UK Milton Keynes

    Do you want to learn more about type 1 diabetes? Then register now for this online course on Saturday 17th July and Sunday 18th July.FB_IMG_1623235072943

  • Tue
    20
    Jul
    2021
    Sat
    24
    Jul
    2021

    "The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it” We all face stressful situations throughout our lives, ranging from minor annoyances to more serious worries.

    No matter what the cause, these webinars are designed to help you to identify symptoms of stress, look at how they develop, and find ways to help manage these feelings.

    Join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams, who are on hand to provide you with skills to help improve sleep hygiene, manage your wellbeing at work and also provide parents with useful tips and techniques to help your wellbeing. ⠀

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    20 Jul - Balancing my thoughts

    20 Jul - Sleep hygiene

    21 Jul - Dealing with stress

    21 Jul - Eating well for you, bump and baby

    22 Jul - Improving motivation

    22 Jul - Wellbeing whilst working

    22 Jul - Fatherhood and low mood

    23 Jul - How to be compassionate to yourself

    24 Jul - Managing anxiety and worry

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required. Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event.

    This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - https://mktalkingtherapies.nhs.uk/blmk-events #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IMind BLMK EventsAPT #Webinars

  • Tue
    20
    Jul
    2021
    10.00am- 1.00pmVirtual

    Autism Bedfordshire 's Children's Services department will be hosting their 'Autism and Behaviour' training with parents and carers. This training is open to anyone, inside or outside of Bedfordshire and will be hosted via zoom.FB_IMG_1623837457309

  • Wed
    21
    Jul
    2021
    7:30 pmBurcharad Crescent, Shenley Church End MK5 6HF

    Autism Spectrum meet up for adults in #mk It’s run by @Talentunlimitedmk who provide a safe space for autistic adults to share and develop their skills.

    Wednesday 21st July

    The Sportsman's Rest Shenley Leisure Centre, 7.30 pm.

    Full address Burchard Cres. Shenley Church End MK5 6HF. Sitting outside/masks needed to go into the bar and toilets etc.

    You won't be able to buy food from the bar but there are various takeaways nearby and you will be able to eat outside.

    For contact details head to the Talent Unlimited MK website.

  • Thu
    22
    Jul
    2021
    3:30 pm

    An afternoon chat show hosted by people with learning disabilities - LSBU: London South Bank University celebrate Learning Disability Awareness Week (22 June @ 3.30pm)

    Join for guests and live performances as they look at what makes us creative...

    Book your place - Learning Disability England Event

  • Thu
    22
    Jul
    2021
    5:00 pmVirtual

    Join Diabetes UK on Thursday 22 July at 5pm as they chat to personal trainer and our ambassador Feel Good with Lavina MBE about the benefits of exercise, and how even small steps can help you manage and reduce the risks of diabetes. This event will be on Zoom and will be held in support of South Asian Heritage Month. Register for free by clicking here today: Diabetes UK- Manage and Reduce the Risks

  • Mon
    26
    Jul
    2021
    Wed
    28
    Jul
    2021

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams, who are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with sleep during pregnancy and early parenthood, provide you with useful tips and techniques to help you better manage stress and support you with building healthier and better relationships with food. ⠀⠀ Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    26 Jul - Stress management

    26 Jul - Managing sleep during pregnancy and parenthood

    26 Jul - Food for thought

    28 Jul - Reconnecting with people

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required. Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Wed
    28
    Jul
    2021
    Virtual

    Throughout recent times, we have distanced ourselves from one another to keep each other safe. Now, as our circumstances have changed again, the prospect of re-engaging in the social world may feel daunting.

    If you feel uneasy or anxious about reconnecting with others, then Mind BLMK are here for you, providing support for people across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

    The local Talking Therapy teams are also jointly delivering wellbeing webinars, for anyone over the age of 18-years, living or working within the BLMK areas.

    The new webinar titled Reconnecting, aims to help you with reflecting on the last year, and looks at taking those next steps together. The webinar is freely available and will next be delivered on Wednesday 28 July 2021.

    For full details on this webinar and to book your place please visit the following link – BLMK Events

    To access support from Mind BLMK, please visit our website www.mind-blmk.org.uk. Alternatively, if you feel that you need urgent Crisis

    Support in the evenings please call 0300 330 0648 (5pm-11pm, 365 days of the year) or visit our website to find your nearest Crisis Café

    Mind BLMK- Crisis Support.

  • Wed
    28
    Jul
    2021
    Thu
    16
    Dec
    2021
    Virtual

    WheelPower- Yoga Classes

    Join WheelPower and Nina to experience a free online yoga class from the comfort of your homes. About this Event: Adaptive Yoga instructor Nina Boswell-Brown will be with us this week with a class aimed to keep you relaxed and supple during this challenging time. Nina believes that yoga focusses on the mind and brings a sense of well-being while nourishing the body.

    • No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome.

    Members of your household can join in too!

    Provisional programme 11:00 to 11:05 -

    Welcome and introduction 11:05 to 11:45 - Workout (approx. 40 minutes) 11:45 to 11:55 -

    Q&A opportunity 11:55 to 12:00 -

    WheelPower programmes Location: In your home or garden! Equipment - A laptop/computer or phone to access the class. - A bottle of water.

  • Thu
    29
    Jul
    2021
    11.30am-12.30pm

    Speak Out to Help Out: getting a GP appointment 

    Struggling to find a GP? Can't get an appointment and feeling utterly fed up? You're not alone.

    FB_IMG_1626426968158Join us for a discussion with the MK GP Federation. Share your experience and #speakouttohelpout.

    Your feedback will make a difference and help GPs to understand how frustrating it is when you need to see a doctor but can’t. It will also help us to understand the challenges GPs are facing, and what improvements we can make - working together. 29 July, 11-30 - 12.30.

    Sign up now at info@healthwatchmiltonkeynes.co.uk

  • Thu
    29
    Jul
    2021
    2:30 pmVirtual

    NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCG

    Thursday 29 July @ 2:30pm

    Join a working group to discuss Disabled Access and experience as part of the Mount Vernon Cancer Services Review with @NHSEastEngland

    Ask questions and share your experience.

    Find out more and register here: NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCG- Disabled AccessFB_IMG_1627133802345

  • Mon
    02
    Aug
    2021
    Sat
    07
    Aug
    2021

    A good night’s sleep is vital for our physical and emotional wellbeing.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams, who are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with sleep hygiene, provide you with useful tips and techniques to help you better manage your wellbeing whilst working and support you with living with a long-term health condition.
    ⠀⠀
    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    02 Aug - Men's mental health
    03 Aug - Living with a long-term health condition
    04 Aug - Sleep hygiene
    05 Aug - Wellbeing whilst working
    07 Aug - Managing anxiety and worry

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Tue
    03
    Aug
    2021
    10:30 amFurzton Lake Pub

    Come walk with me round Furzton Lake.

    Meet at The Furzton Lake Pub

    Dogs welcome but your responsibility to pick up poo and keep dog under control.

    Children and families welcome.

    Deaf-walk

  • Fri
    06
    Aug
    2021
    Sat
    07
    Aug
    2021
    Virtual

    Motability Scheme is excited to announce that The Big Event will move online for 2021 on Friday 6th August and Saturday 7th August are looking forward to bringing visitors a fun and informative way to learn more about the Scheme’s worry-free motoring package, without the need to travel.

    Following Covid-19 government guidance, Motability Scheme has made the difficult decision to cancel the One Big Day physical event programme for 2021. As always, the safety of event visitors is their number one priority. They expect all their live events to be back up and running in full in 2022. Motability Scheme- The Big Event

    Join Motability Scheme's host @Helen Dolphin in the auditorium to kick-off day one of The Big Event Online! With our range of expert speakers, we’ll be streaming the talks live throughout the day!

    Coming up first will be:

    9.30: Welcome to Day One – Helen Dolphin
    10.00: My Motability Scheme – Cara Readle
    11.00: Meet our Scheme partners – RAC, RSA & Kwik Fit
    12.00: All about electric vehicles – Sam Wickenden

    Head to the auditorium to listen to the LIVE Speaker Sessions and ask our experts your questions.

  • Fri
    06
    Aug
    2021
    2.00pm-4.00pmCaldecotte Miniature Railway

    We are delighted to tell you that we shall be hosting a FREE event for children with additional needs and disabilities, and their familieFB_IMG_1626792668493

    Caldecotte Miniature Railway 

    Friday 6th August 2021, 2pm-4pm 

    No need to pre book, just turn up on the day. Please bring your own picnic.

    There is a wheelchair accessible carriage which takes most wheelchairs. The carriage was sponsored by PACA a few years ago.

    Please note that parents and carers are responsible for their children at all times.

    If you have any questions please email pacamk@gmail.com or send us a private message.

    We very much look forward to meeting you in person again!

  • Tue
    10
    Aug
    2021
    Sat
    14
    Aug
    2021
    Virtual

    We all worry from time to time, but sometimes our worrying can become a little out of control.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Talking Therapy Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with understanding and managing anger, provide you with useful tips and techniques to help you better manage stress, and support you with how to become more compassionate towards yourself.
    ⠀⠀
    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    10 Aug - Stress management
    10 Aug - Managing anxiety and worry in pregnancy and parenthood
    11 Aug - Depression and anxiety
    11 Aug - Dealing with stress
    13 Aug - How to be compassionate to yourself
    14 Aug - Improving sleep
    14 Aug - Balancing my thoughts
    14 Aug - Managing worries
    14 Aug - Understanding and managing anger

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Wed
    11
    Aug
    2021
    Thu
    23
    Sep
    2021

    Autism Bedfordshire's Adult Services department will be hosting their Summer Socials throughout August and September. If you are interested in any of the dates listed below, get in touch: 

    01234 214871 

    enquiries@autismbeds.orgFB_IMG_1626281473713

  • Mon
    16
    Aug
    2021
    1.30pm-3.00pmVirtual

    Join Carers MK for a Virtual Coffee, Chat and Quiz Afternoon via Zoom on Monday 16th August at 1.30pm – 3pm.

    They will have a variety of games, to suit all tastes, including quizzes, memory games, scattergories… You'll need to provide your own coffee and cake, they will supply the games.

    To book: 01908 231703 or mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org

     

  • Tue
    17
    Aug
    2021
    Virtual

    When you’re looking after a child with epilepsy, there are so many questions or concerns you might have around safety, education, independence, or anything else.

    Our online groups are a place for parents and carers of children with epilepsy to share their experiences, advice and support with one another.

    Book your place for next Tuesday 17th August -  Epilepsy Action- Virtual Groups

    Whether you’re a parent, step-parent or carer of any other kind to a child with epilepsy, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome, plenty of support, and space to listen and talk.

    The online sessions are supported by experienced staff and volunteers to provide information and guidance to those who need it. You must be in the UK and over the age of 18 to attend.

  • Tue
    17
    Aug
    2021
    7:00 pmVirtual

    Have you experienced visual hallucinations, known as Charles Bonnet Syndome? Macular Society

    New guidance for age-related macular degeneration services across the UK, recommends all patients with visual impairments are made aware of the condition, upon diagnosis.

    The guidance, which has been developed by the The Royal College of Ophthalmologists , with input from the Macular Society, also highlights the need to ensure a patient-focused approach is taken when designing future services, especially as new ways of delivering care, such as virtual eye clinics, are considered.

    You can find out more about what the guidance means for you at our next Virtual Clinic event on Tuesday (17 August) at 7pm. Register now: Macular Society Event

    Please follow the link for further information on their website - Macular Society

  • Thu
    19
    Aug
    2021
    5:00 pmVirtual

    Young adult carers are invited to attend our Strawberry Margarita Mocktail Making session on 19th August at 5pm. See below the list ingredients you'll need. If you would like to join us, contact Laura, ML, Rachel or Wendy.
    #youngadultcarers #MiltonKeynesFB_IMG_1628764135419

  • Mon
    23
    Aug
    2021
    Fri
    27
    Aug
    2021
    Virtual

    We all suffer from varying degrees of stress but when we feel overwhelmed with stress it can be difficult to concentrate and focus on the task at hand.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with stress management, provide you with useful tips and techniques to help you look after your wellbeing whilst working, and support you with how to build confidence and work on your self-esteem.
    ⠀⠀
    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    23 Aug - Managing sleep during pregnancy and parenthood
    23 Aug - Stress management
    25 Aug - Sleep hygiene
    25 Aug - Eating well for you bump and baby
    25 Aug - Men's Mental Health
    26 Aug - Wellbeing whilst working
    27 Aug - Confidence and low Self-esteem

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Mon
    23
    Aug
    2021
    Tue
    23
    Nov
    2021
    Virtual

    Online support for family and friends of those living with MS.

    Beginning Monday 23 August, 7.30pm, over the next few months, MS Society UK is offering people the chance to join a virtual Time to Chat session with others across the UK.

    This session is for family and friends who have a loved one with MS. The session will be a chance to chat, reflect and share experiences. Each session will be on a different topic and will be a chance to meet other family and friends supporting people with MS.

    MS Society UK- Time To Talk

  • Wed
    25
    Aug
    2021
    7.00pm-9.00pmVirtual

    Calling parents and carers, adult services are running a workshop on Wednesday 4th and 25th August 2021 7-9pm on Zoom to discuss Inequalities Faced When Accessing Health Care Services 

    For more information and to register please get in touch via

    rebecca.ellis@autismbeds.orgFB_IMG_1627993444773

    Autism Bedfordshire will look forward to seeing you there!

  • Fri
    27
    Aug
    2021
    1.00pm-2.00pmVirtual

    PACA MK are pleased to announce that we have an online Martial Arts workshop taking place on Friday 27th August 2021, 1pm - 2pm - for children with additional needs and disabilities and their families.

    Please note this event is for families who live in Milton Keynes.
    For more information and to book your place, please go to:
    PACA MK- Star Martial Arts

  • Tue
    31
    Aug
    2021
    Thu
    02
    Sep
    2021
    Virtual

    This week WheelPower has 2 new Tokyo Paralympics Themed Workouts from WheelPower: 

    Ben Clark Cardio Workout - Tuesday 11am 

    Ella Beaumont Circuits Workout - Thursday 6pm

    Book your free tickets WheelPower's Paralympic Workouts #InspiredbyTokyo

  • Wed
    01
    Sep
    2021
    Sat
    04
    Sep
    2021
    Virtual

    Most people feel anxious at times. It's particularly common to experience some anxiety while coping with stressful events or changes, especially if they could have a big impact on your life.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with depression, anxiety and worry, and provide useful tips and techniques to help better manage stress.
    ⠀⠀
    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    01 Sep - Dealing with stress
    02 Sep - Depression and anxiety
    04 Sep - Managing anxiety and worry

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Webinars 

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Thu
    02
    Sep
    2021
    Thu
    02
    Dec
    2021
    107, Caffè Nero, 11-13 Eagle Walk, Milton Keynes MK9 3AJ

    Parents and Carers Alliance MK Coffee and Support Group

    2021 dates;

    Thursday 2 September
    Thursday 7 October
    Thursday 4 November
    Thursday 2 DecemberFB_IMG_1629987259769

  • Sun
    05
    Sep
    2021

    Join Spinal Injuries Association and their supporters across the nation to celebrate World SCI Day (5 September). Their fish and chip suppers have soared in popularity over the past decade – and they think it’s because they’re so simple. Just pop to your local chippy or cook up a homemade version if you’re feeling adventurous – and voila, you’re hosting your very own supper.
    Find out more here- Spinal Injuries Association- Fish and Chip Supper

  • Mon
    06
    Sep
    2021
    Sat
    11
    Sep
    2021
    Virtual

    Whether you are suffering from insomnia or going through a period of sleeping difficulties, this workshop covers sleep hygiene, helps you to identify unhelpful cycles around sleep and explores how to make small changes to manage sleep difficulties to get a better night’s sleep.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with stress management, provide you with useful tips and techniques to help you manage your relationship with food, and support you with how to build improve sleeping habits.
    ⠀⠀
    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    06 Sep - Improving sleep
    06 Sep - Stress management
    06 Sep - Food 4 thought
    08 Sep - Reconnecting with people
    11 Sep - Understanding and managing anger

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Tue
    07
    Sep
    2021
    4.00pm- 5.00pmVirtual

    Join our very first Share and Learn session with Smart Energy GB on Tuesday 7 September from 4-5.00pm. This session will introduce you to a variety of technologies that could help to make caring easier, including how to save time on your meter readings and how to deal with your suppliers. Carers can sign up for free here: Carers UK- Share and Learn

  • Fri
    10
    Sep
    2021
    10.30am-12.30pmLodge Lake Great Holm

    Join Carers MK for a relaxed and gentle walk on Friday 10th September, 10.30am - 12.30pm and explore the beautiful balancing Lodge Lake. Meet in the carpark on Bradwell Road just off H4 Dansteed Way, MK8 9LG. To book your place, please contact us on 01908 231703 or mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org

    #carers #unpaidcarers #MiltonKeynes

  • Mon
    13
    Sep
    2021
    Sat
    18
    Sep
    2021
    Virtual

    Becoming a dad is a new experience and sometimes it can be hard to adjust to fatherhood, it can often be difficult to acknowledge that you may be struggling. If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with sleep hygiene, provide you with useful tips and techniques to help you manage your wellbeing whilst working, and support you with how to improve your confidence and low self-esteem. ⠀⠀

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    13 Sept - Balancing my thoughts

    13 Sept - Men's mental health

    14 Sept - Living with a long-term health condition

    15 Sept - Sleep hygiene

    16 Sept - Improving motivation

    16 Sept - Fatherhood and low mood

    16 Spet - Wellbeing whilst working

    17 Sept - Confidence and low self-esteem

    18 Sept - ACT-ing in line with new values (mindfulness)

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required. Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event.

    This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Mon
    13
    Sep
    2021
    Mon
    18
    Oct
    2021
    9:00 am

    Understanding Multiple Sclerosis - MS are pleased to announce that Module 4, ‘MS Risk Factors,' is now open. In Module 4, you will learn about non-modifiable risk factors for MS, including genetics; modifiable risk factors; effective goal setting; and myths and controversies about MS. If you'd like to join, they are taking enrolments for September at https://ms.mooc.utas.edu.au/course/4224

  • Wed
    15
    Sep
    2021
    Thu
    16
    Sep
    2021
    Birmingham


    ROAR B2B is pleased to announce the return of a live Naidex event on the 15th and 16th of September at Birmingham NEC, their first face-to-face event since 2019. This event has been highly anticipated by the Naidex community since the first lockdown began in 2020. 

    Naidex Disability Event

  • Wed
    15
    Sep
    2021
    Fri
    16
    Dec
    2022
    Virtual

    BSL Classroom Courses

    Our classroom courses are for learners who prefer the traditional way of learning. The classes are held weekly in a group of 12 students or less. You have focussed tutor time each week. Your tutor will guide you through the Ofqual regulated curriculum so you are ready to take assessments at the end of your course.

    *All courses will be adjusted in line with Covid 19 guidelines so may need to be taught online if face to face teaching is prohibited. Please note that exam fees are included in the course fees and are non-refundable should you decide not to go ahead with the exams. 

    Access Ambassadors CIC's- Sign Language classes

  • Wed
    15
    Sep
    2021
    7:00 pmVirtual


    People with diabetes-related sight loss will be able to share experiences of living with their condition, as well as hear about the latest in treatments and research, at a new support group launching this month.  

    The group has been set up following a recent survey of those living with diabetic macular oedema (DMO), which saw 50 per cent of responders claim they had not received useful information about the support available for their condition, upon diagnosis.

    Please follow the link below for more information- Macular Society- Support available for patients with diabetes

  • Thu
    16
    Sep
    2021

    Book your place now for our Hearing Loop Equipment Day. Details in the flyer.

    BID Services
    Milton Keynes Council

    #hardofhearing
    #hearingaids
    #deafequipmentFB_IMG_1628095964561

  • Thu
    16
    Sep
    2021
    Tue
    05
    Oct
    2021
    Virtual

    One of our priorities is to champion those who are marginalised when trying to access health care in MK.

    Citizens Advice MK is working with Traverse, an independent research consultancy, to conduct research with people living in the UK who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF).

    This research will be used by Citizens Advice to inform their campaign to end the no recourse to public funds policy. They are looking for ten people to take part in a series of workshops. To take part the people need to:

    Be currently subject to the No Recourse to Public Funds visa condition OR have had the NRPF condition lifted in the past two years 

    Have been detrimentally affected by the NRPF condition. This criteria is intentionally broad because they’re interested in speaking to people with a range of experiences. 

    Be on either a family or work visa 

    Be able to participate in an online workshop in English. Migrants with English as a second language are we come to apply but Citizens Advice cannot provide interpreters.

    Should someone need a little support with English or the technology needed to take part, they can support up to 5 participants attending with a friend or family member.  Be comfortable talking in a group environment with other people who they do not know. This conversation will involve them sharing their experiences of no recourse to public funds.

    The three workshops will happen online on these dates:

    Workshop 1: Thursday 16th September 1pm - 2.30pm

    Workshop 2: Tuesday 21st September 10am - 11.30am

    Workshop 3: Tuesday 5th October 11am - 12.30pm

    Participants will need to be able to attend all three dates to take part. For more information please contact: NRPF@traverse.ltd Or http://chibwe.mushibwe@mkcab.org.uk 

    Each person will receive a total of £150.00 for taking part in the three workshops. This can be provided via bank transfer or high street shopping voucher. The results of the research will be used by Citizens Advice to develop their strategy to influence the government to address and alleviate areas of harm caused by NRPF, with a view to scrapping the scheme entirely.

  • Thu
    16
    Sep
    2021
    7:00 pmVirtual

    Not everyone who has MS will experience problems with memory and thinking, but mild difficulties are common.

    Join MS Society UK’s information webinar 'Cognition and my MS' and find out how their cognitive powers might be affected by MS. 

    Thursday 16th September @ 7pm

    MS Society UK's Event

  • Thu
    16
    Sep
    2021
    7:30 pmCentrecom Community Centre 602 North Road, Secklow Gate West Central Milton Keynes MK9 3JB

    Coming to a meeting - What you need to know So that we can keep everyone who attends our local group meeting as safe as possible, please follow the important guidance below. If you have any questions, please let us know. If you have any COVID symptoms (including those of any variants), have had a recent positive test for COVID, or are living with someone who has been asked to self-isolate due to a positive test result, please do not come to the meeting and follow government advice. We would encourage you to scan into the meeting using the NHS app and any QR codes that are at our meeting venue. If you wish to wear a mask during the meeting, please do so. We may have a supply of disposable face masks and some hand sanitiser at the venue, but would encourage you to bring these items with you. We know that wearing masks keeps people safe but doing so is your own personal choice. The room may or may not be set up with any distancing between seats as standard. We recognise that individuals may prefer some space between them and so we will accommodate this where possible. Please ensure that you follow the current government guidance in your local area as these may change from region to region. We have done as much as possible to make our meetings a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, but we know that people’s attitudes to risk and personal choice will be different. We won’t be asking for people’s COVID vaccination status as part of attending any meetings. If you have previously been identified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) you may wish to take all of this into consideration when thinking about attending a meeting. FB_IMG_1631198765623

  • Sun
    19
    Sep
    2021
    Stoke Mandeville Stadium Guttmann Road Stoke Mandeville HP21 9PP United Kingdom

     Date for the Diary: MKFM 106.3 FM Tour de Vale 2021 - Sunday September 19th 

    WheelPower 's annual charity bike ride returns to the Aylesbury Vale later this year and they are pleased to announce that entries for the TDV 2021 will be open on April 1. After the year just gone, they are very much looking forward to seeing you all back on the start line at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in September.

    Find out more about their routes, keep up to date with all the latest information and get involved by visiting:  http://www.tourdevale.com

  • Mon
    20
    Sep
    2021
    Mon
    25
    Oct
    2021
    Virtual

    Milton Keynes SEND IAS has some workshops for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disability.QuickScreencapture_20210910-120650QuickScreencapture_20210910-120851QuickScreencapture_20210910-121326QuickScreencapture_20210910-121710

  • Mon
    20
    Sep
    2021
    10:00 amVirtual

    Milton Keynes SEND IAS support Workshop by the Milton Keynes SENDIAS Service

    For parents and carers of children and young people with a special educational needs or disability.

    Does your child need extra support with their learning? The SEND Code of Practice says that Schools should follow a graduated approach to identify children who are in need of support and to assess, monitor and secure appropriate support. This workshop provides information on what this might look like in an educational setting and how that setting should support a young person if they don't have an EHCP. Milton Keynes SEND IAS- Support Workshop

  • Wed
    22
    Sep
    2021
    Virtual

    If you’re new to caring and are looking for information, Carers UK's Share and Learn session is here to help. On Wednesday 22 September, Priya from our Helpline Advisory team will be offering guidance on what steps you might need to take when you first become a carer. Carers can sign up here- Carers UK’S- Share and Learn

  • Wed
    22
    Sep
    2021
    Wed
    27
    Oct
    2021
    6.30pm-7.30pmVirtual

    Diabetes UK have organised another facilitated peer support group for people living with Type 2 diabetes, starting on the 22nd September. Places must be booked in advance.FB_IMG_1628096599014

  • Wed
    22
    Sep
    2021
    7:00 pmVirtual

    Join MS Society UK 's 'Family and friends wellbeing session' for a chance to chat, reflect on and share experiences. Has your family member or friend recently been told they have MS? You're not alone. Join their 'Family and friends wellbeing session' for a chance to chat, reflect on and share experiences. They'll also look at different ways to support you to live well and how you can support your family member or friend living with MS. 

    Wednesday, 22 September 

    7:00pm

     

    Sign up: MS Society UK- Family and Friends Wellbeing Session

  • Fri
    24
    Sep
    2021
    10.00am-11.00mVirtual
    Learning Disability England Members Webinar: Learn about the new Adult Social Care evidence centre, IMPACT and help shape its work

    About this event

    IMPACT is a new centre set up to help Improve Adult Social Care. The centre is led by the University of Birmingham.

    You can read about it here

     

    The centre will work with people with lived experience of support services as well as people who provide services, work in policy or research

     

    This session is for all Learning Disability England members to

     

    - Find out more about the role of the centre

    - How they can get involved in the work

    - How they can influence the centre’s plans

    Learning Disability England- IMPACT event

  • Mon
    27
    Sep
    2021
    Sat
    02
    Oct
    2021

    Most people feel anxious at times. It's particularly common to experience some anxiety while coping with stressful events or changes, especially if they could have a big impact on your life.⠀

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams. The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with stress management, providing useful tips and techniques to help you better manage stress.

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    27 Sep - Food 4 thought

    30 Sep - Managing IBS symptoms

    02 Oct - Managing anxiety and worry

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required. Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

     

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Tue
    28
    Sep
    2021
    10.00am-12.00pmThe Quaker Centre, 1 Oakley Gardens, Milton Keynes MK15 9BH

    Join Carers MK for a Manual Handling (Back Care) Workshop for carers on 28th September, 10am–12pm at The Quaker Centre in Milton Keynes. The session will include care plans & communication with the cared for; Power Posture & a practical exercise & more. To book: 01908 231703 or mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org20210915_110724 

  • Wed
    29
    Sep
    2021
    6.30pm-8.30pmOakgrove School. Venturer Gate, Middleton, Milton Keynes MK10 9JQ

    Next Wednesday, Access Ambassadors CIC has new BSL Level 1 course at Oakgrove school in Milton Keynes. This course will start at 6.30pm-8.30pmFB_IMG_1632384119811

  • Thu
    30
    Sep
    2021
    Virtual

    Do you want to know more about the assistive technology available that can help make day-to-day life easier? Sight and Sound Technology will be joining Macular Society to discuss the latest equipment and demonstrate it live. Register for the event for free and join Macular Society to find out about the latest in electronic magnifiers, screen readers and more.

    Macular Society- Assistive Technology

  • Fri
    01
    Oct
    2021
    7.00pm-10.30pmDenbigh School Burchard Crescent Shenley Church End Milton Keynes MK5 6EX

    Join Age UK Milton Keynes for an Traditional Folk Dance on Friday 1st October from 7.00pm to 10.30pmQuickScreencapture_20210914-164603

  • Tue
    05
    Oct
    2021
    Sat
    09
    Oct
    2021

    There can be times when our motivation levels are low. Normally, we are able to pick ourselves up after a while and get back on track. Sometimes, we get stuck in this cycle of low motivation and find it hard to get out.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with sleep hygiene, provide you with useful tips and techniques to help you manage your wellbeing whilst working, and support you with how to improve your confidence and low self-esteem.

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required. Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event.

    This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events #BLMK

    #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Tue
    05
    Oct
    2021
    Tue
    07
    Dec
    2021
    CMK John Lewis 2nd floor- restaurant

    NAS Milton Keynes Branch

    Parent and Carer meet ups Support GroupsFB_IMG_1628771189382

  • Tue
    05
    Oct
    2021
    7:00 pm

    Would you like to connect virtually with other people who've recently been diagnosed with MS? Join MS Society UK 's 'Newly diagnosed wellbeing sessions' for a chance to chat, reflect and share experiences. They'll also look at different ways to support you to live well with MS. Tuesday, 5 October 7pm MS Society UK- Newly diagnosed wellbeing sessions

  • Wed
    06
    Oct
    2021
    6.00pm-8.00pmVirtual

    How to be an Expert Advocate in meetings about your SEND child, with Yvonne Newbold Parents and Carers Alliance MK 's are pleased to announce that Yvonne will be joining them again on Wednesday 6th October, 6-8pm This online workshop is for families living in Milton Keynes.

    PACA- How to be an expert advocate

  • Sat
    09
    Oct
    2021
    MK Gallery

     

    MK Gallery logo

    Just announced

     
     
     
     

    We're thrilled to announce our Autumn exhibition

    Laura Knight, A Panoramic View

     

    Opens 9 October 2021

     
    Laura Knight, A Panoramic View will present an in-depth look at the career of Laura Knight, spanning her entire life. A pioneering painter of women, war and marginalised people Knight had a long and successful career that saw her travel the world and break conventions. She became the first woman elected to full membership of the Royal Academy in 1936 and was the first female artist to be appointed Dame of the British Empire.
     
    The exhibition will bring together over 100 works from public and private collections, including iconic pieces, rarely seen paintings, graphic works and designs for ceramics, jewellery and costume.
     
    For more details and to book, visit our website.
     
    Dame Laura Knight, Spring in Cornwall, Oil on canvas 1914-35, Tate (c) Tate Images
     
     
     

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  • Wed
    13
    Oct
    2021
    Sat
    16
    Oct
    2021
    Virtual

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with stress management, providing useful tips and techniques to help you better manage your wellbeing

    Next weeks up and coming webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    13 Oct - Dealing with stress
    13 Oct - Improving sleep
    14 Oct - Balancing my thoughts
    14 Oct - Managing worries
    15 Oct - How to be compassionate to yourself
    15 Oct - Improving motivation
    16 Oct - ACT-ing in line with new values (Mindfulness)

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars #Bedfordshire #Luton #MiltonKeynes

  • Thu
    14
    Oct
    2021
    6:00 pmVirtual

    Have you recently received support from SARC? SARC are inviting you to give feedback on the service you have received at a Zoom meeting to take place on Thursday 14 October at 6.00pm. There will be BSL interpreters at the meeting. Contact them to register. Tel: 01908 401135 SMS: 07803 452617 Email: sarcmk@bid.org.uk

  • Sat
    16
    Oct
    2021
    10.00am-2.00pmVirtual
    We want to make you aware of a FREE ‘Type 1 & Tech’ online event organised by Diabetes UK, which you may be interested in or able to share with someone who is. It’s a conference connecting the type 1 diabetes community with healthcare professionals and researchers and it will take place on Saturday, 16 October 2021 from 10:00am to 2:00 pm.

     

    The conference will be hosted by Professor Partha Kar OBE, National Diabetes Specialty Advisor at NHS England and Consultant Endocrinologist at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and introduced by Dan Howarth, Head of Care at Diabetes UK.

     

    The conference has been running since 2018 and run by Diabetes UK Cymru team in partnership with Swansea University. This year we’ll be building on the event’s past success and promoting the conference as a UK-wide event.

     

    The conference offers a variety of topics in engaging and interactive formats, such as live poll, and it features a jam-packed agenda of researchers, healthcare professionals and people living with type 1 sharing their experiences. This year we’ll cover issues highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic through presentations, conversations and opportunities for questions and debates with experts, as it analyses the ever-growing role of technology in diabetes care.

     

    Sign up for the event is now open: https://eu.eventscloud.com/t1andtech21

     

     

  • Mon
    18
    Oct
    2021
    Thu
    21
    Oct
    2021

    Knowing what foods we should and shouldn’t be eating can be really confusing, especially when it feels like the advice changes regularly. However, evidence suggests that as well as affecting our physical health, what we eat may also affect the way we feel.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with your relationship with food, look at ways to support both your physical and mental health, provide useful tips for men and their mental health, and also discuss CBT to help menopausal symptoms.

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    18 Oct - Food 4 thought

    18 Oct - Men's Mental Health

    20 Oct - CBT to help Menopausal Symptoms

    21 Oct - Physical activity and mental health

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required. Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - BLMK Events

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Tue
    19
    Oct
    2021
    10am-11.00amVirtual

    Covid-19 has made us realise how important technology is, but how can support workers help people with learning disabilities access tech?

    Learning Disability England- Accessible Tech

  • Tue
    19
    Oct
    2021
    7:00 pmVirtual

    Why are some types of macular disease treated with injections? And why does that injection need to go into the eye? Macular Society's next Virtual Clinic taking place tomorrow, will reveal all.

    Macular Society will be joined by advanced clinical practitioner and lead nurse at Moorfields, Gavin Kissoondeeal, who will tell you everything you need to know, including when we could see injections for dry age-related macular degeneration.

    Gavin has worked alongside Nurse Consultant, Adam Mapani in developing Moorfields' nurse-led intravitreal injection service. Register for the event at 7pm tomorrow.

    https://www.macularsociety.org/about/media/news/all-you-need-know-about-injections/

  • Thu
    21
    Oct
    2021
    3.00-4.00pmVirtual

    From falls detection to activity monitoring, assistive technologies could help you to better manage your caring responsibilities and ease your worries.

    If you want to learn more, join Carers UK 's Share and Learn session with Smart Energy GB on Thursday 21 October at 3-4.00pm, where their experts will talk you through the tech.

    There will also be a Q&A. Carers can book for free here: carersuk.org/share-and-learn

  • Thu
    21
    Oct
    2021
    5.00pm- 6.00pmVirtual

    Diabetes UK London’s next Webinar will be held on Thursday, October 21, 5-6pm. 

     

    It is on ‘Diabetes and Health Inequalities’ and is an event for Black History Month. 

    You can register here - https://tinyurl.com/diabeteshealthinequality

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  • Thu
    21
    Oct
    2021
    7:30 pmCentrecom Community Centre 602 North Row, Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ

    Diabetes UK Milton Keynes Local Group Meeting When: Thursday October 21st 2021 Tessa Kidd, who is the lead DSN for Milton Keynes, has agreed to talk about her role and current Diabetes issues in Milton Keynes.

    Where: Centrecom Community Centre 602 North Row, Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ Free Parking

    Join Diabetes UK Milton Keynes from 7pm for a cuppa and chat with other people in Milton Keynes living with and affected by diabetes.

    Meetings start 7.30pm

    Meetings are free to attend and open to all You are not alone!!

    For More Information, Call: 01908 661039 / 07964161792 Milton Keynes Diabetes UK Group miltonkeynes.diabetesukgroup@gmail.com

  • Mon
    25
    Oct
    2021
    Sat
    30
    Oct
    2021
    Virtual

    If we have high self-esteem, we feel good about ourselves and if we feel confident, we feel like there are things we’re good at. Sometimes, our self-confidence gets knocked or there may be times when we may feel like we don’t like ourselves very much, there are occasions when we can all feel like this, but when we feel like this for a long time, it can become a problem.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health

    Talking Therapy teams. The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with sleep hygiene, look at ways to support both your wellbeing whilst working, provide useful tips for winter wellness, and look at ways to help build confidence and work on low self-esteem.

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

     25 Oct - Exam stress

    26 Oct - Living with a long-term health condition

    27 Oct - Sleep hygiene

    28 Oct - Panic attacks: what’s happening?

    28 Oct - Winter wellness

    28 Oct - Wellbeing whilst working

    29 Oct - Confidence and low self-esteem

    30 Oct - Managing anxiety and worry

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required. Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event.

    This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations. For more information and to register today for each event, please visit -

    Mind BLMK Events #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Thu
    28
    Oct
    2021
    6:30 pmVirtual

    "The benefits system is a minefield and is the last thing on people’s minds when they have a recent diagnosis of macular disease."

    Have you ever wondered what benefits you might be entitled to?

    We will explain the ins and outs of the benefit system, your entitlements and how to make a claim, in our second Virtual Clinic this month.

    This month's working-age Virtual Clinic will look at the range of available benefits, including Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Attendance Allowance.

    Our Working Age and Young Peoples’ Service manager, Colin Daniels, will lead the session and explain more about the system and how to navigate it. He will also hold a Q&A session, to answer any questions you have.

    Join us tomorrow at 6:30pm - Macular Society Webinar

  • Sun
    31
    Oct
    2021
    11.00am- 12.30pmVirtual

    PACE MK Facebook event

    Join Safina who will show you how to make cupcakes and decorate them for Halloween. One kit per household will be provided which will be enough to bake 12 cupcakes.

  • Mon
    01
    Nov
    2021
    7:00 pmVirtual

    MS affects each person differently and symptoms are unpredictable and can vary. MS Society UK 's Information webinar - my changing MS symptoms will be discussing understanding symptoms, invisible symptoms, emotions and managing change.

    Monday, 01 November at 7pm MS Society UK's Event

  • Wed
    03
    Nov
    2021
    Sat
    06
    Nov
    2021
    Virtual

    Most people feel anxious at times. It's particularly common to experience some anxiety while coping with stressful events or changes, especially if they could have a big impact on your life. If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health

    Talking Therapy teams. The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with how to deal with stress, look at ways to be kind to yourself and look after yourself when experiencing grief, and provide useful tips how to better understand and manage anger. Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    03 Nov - Dealing with stress

    03 Nov - Understanding and dealing with grief

    04 Nov - Depression and anxiety

    06 Nov - Understanding and managing anger

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required. Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Mon
    08
    Nov
    2021
    Sat
    13
    Nov
    2021
    Virtual

    October- February can be a difficult period where we can experience seasonal low mood, which resolves itself in the springtime. If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with how to manage your relationship with food, look at ways to be kind to yourself and be more compassionate towards yourself, and provide useful tips on how to practice mindfulness.

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    08 Nov - Get active

    08 Nov - Food 4 thought

    10 Nov - Winter blues: don't be SAD

    12 Nov - How to be compassionate to yourself

    13 Nov - ACT-ing in line with new values (mindfulness)

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required. Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Tue
    09
    Nov
    2021
    4:00 pmVirtual

    Fatigue is one of the most common, troubling symptoms experienced by people with progressive MS. Learn about the latest advances in treatment and research in fatigue during this 30-minute global webcast from International Progressive MS Alliance. A panel of MS experts will answer questions submitted by people affected by MS from throughout the world. 

    Tuesday, 9 November at 4PM

    MS Society UK's Event

  • Tue
    09
    Nov
    2021
    7:30 pm

     Attend National Autistic Society 's education conference on 11 November With sessions on:

    Mental health and wellbeing in the classroom

    Target setting and reports: writing positively and constructively

    Autistic girls and education – lessons about inclusion

    National Autistic Society's- Education Special

  • Thu
    11
    Nov
    2021
    7.00pm-8.30pm

    Lip-Reading for Beginners (Online) Starting 11/11/2021 - 7.00pm - 8.30pm This course is aimed at adults with acquired hearing loss. It will provide an introduction to basic lipreading skills needed to use lipreading to follow speech. No prior knowledge of lipreading is required For further details; Email: philip.allsop@milton-keynes.gov.uk

  • Thu
    11
    Nov
    2021
    7.00pm-8.30pmVirtual

    Autumn Lipreading Classes starting soon in Milton KeynesFB_IMG_1634209287437

  • Fri
    12
    Nov
    2021
    12:30 pm

    Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, flu jabs and MS? If so, join MS Society UKfor a live Winter Q&A here on Facebook and YouTube. We'll be joined by neurologists Dr Emma Tallantyre and Dr Waqar Rashid who'll be answering your questions.

    Join MS Society UK live on Friday, 12 November, at 12.30pm! 

  • Sun
    14
    Nov
    2021

    This year marks 100 years since the discovery of a treatment that has saved millions of lives around the world – insulin. For World Diabetes Day 2021, we're celebrating this incredible breakthrough and the century of life-changing diabetes discoveries it inspired.

    World Diabetes Day Guide

  • Mon
    15
    Nov
    2021
    Fri
    19
    Nov
    2021

    Being active improves mental wellbeing through providing opportunities to develop and reinforce personal and social, self-esteem and self-control, all aspects that can contribute to a sense of mental wellbeing.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with getting active, looking at ways to build confidence and work on low self-esteem, and provide you with useful tips on how to practice wellbeing whilst working. Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    15 Nov - CBT to help Menopausal Symptoms

    15 Nov - Assertiveness

    16 Nov - Living with a long-term health condition

    16 Nov - Exam stress

    17 Nov - Sleep hygiene

    17 Nov - Getting active

    18 Nov - Wellbeing whilst working

    19 Nov - Winter wellness

    19 Nov - Confidence and low self-esteem

    19 Nov - Wellbeing for men

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required. Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Tue
    16
    Nov
    2021
    7:00 pmVirtual

    What happens to our eyes as we age? And, why does macular degeneration occur? These are questions Professor Luminita Paraoan is hoping to answer, by conducting vital molecular research. Luminita and her team at the University of Liverpool have been looking deep inside the eye to see what happens as macular disease develops.

    This month she will share the latest findings from her most recent research project at Macular Society's Virtual Clinic. The project, which was funded by the Macular Society, looked at particular proteins at the back of the eye and the role they play in the progression of the disease.

    The funding enabled researchers to look closely at the changes occurring in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells. One of the main jobs of the RPE is producing, degrading and transporting proteins that are essential for our vision. If the RPE cells die or get damaged it can cause photoreceptors to die, which is what leads to sight loss.

    “The RPE ensures these proteins are available in the correct amount, at the appropriate time and at the required location,” said Luminita.

    “Relatively small changes are enough to compromise these finely tuned processes.” By understanding how these changes occur, researchers like Luminita can develop targeted treatments.

    The Virtual Clinic will take place at its usual time of 7pm on Tuesday 16 November (the third Tuesday of the month).

    Register now to join the event and hear more from Luminita - Macular Society's Event

  • Thu
    18
    Nov
    2021
    7:00 pm Centrecom Community Centre 602 North Row, Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ

    Topic: The impact Diabetes can have on eyesight and the importance of the Eye Screening Service in MK Speaker: Rathna Begum - Screening Engagement and Involvement Manager at the Eye Screening Service

    Free Parking

    Come along from 7pm for a cuppa and chat with other people in Milton Keynes living with and affected by diabetes. Meeting starts 7.30pm Meetings are free to attend and open to all You are not alone!!

    For More Information,

    Call: 01908 661039 / 07964161792

    http://miltonkeynes.diabetesukgroup.org

    miltonkeynes.diabetesukgroup@gmail.com

  • Thu
    18
    Nov
    2021
    7:00 pmVirtual

    Do you know what support might be available to you or your employer following your MS diagnosis while in employment? If you have a question about employment and reasonable adjustments, we can help!

    Join MS Society UK's upcoming webinar, where their panel of experts will be discussing questions around work. 

    Thursday, 18 November

    7pm

      MS Society UK's Event

  • Sat
    20
    Nov
    2021
    7:30 pmVirtual

    Carers UK will be answering your questions at their Forum Q&A on Carers Rights Day. You can get involved

    Book your place on this free session here: www.carersuk.org/share-and-learn If you haven’t already, join Carers UK as a member to access the forum. Membership is free and you can sign up here: www.carersuk.org/join Post your question on the forum before Tuesday 23 November: http://www.carersuk.org/forum

    Join the Q&A at 7.30pm on Thursday 25 November to hear your questions answered by Liz and Priya from our Helpline team! Carers UK will look forward to seeing you there.

  • Mon
    22
    Nov
    2021
    Fri
    26
    Nov
    2021
    Virtual

    People with MS and their loved ones are experts in their condition.

    So MS Society UK work together to find solutions to the challenges people living with MS and their family members face. 22 - 26 November is co-production week and MS Society UK are pleased to invite you to a webinar to find out more about co-production and new opportunities you can get involved in across the UK: MS Society UK Event

  • Wed
    24
    Nov
    2021
    Sat
    27
    Nov
    2021
    Virtual

    Retirement is a transition most people will go through at some stage, how we view it and what we do leading up to it and during retirement is the focus on this webinar. Exploring how to unpick our thoughts about retirement, and how to manage the transition by focusing on our values.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with getting active, looking at ways to build confidence and work on low self-esteem, and provide you with useful tips on how to practice wellbeing whilst working.

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    24 Nov - Dealing with stress

    25 Nov - Retirement: "Oh no!" or "Here we go!"

    25 Nov - Depression and anxiety

    26 Nov - Festive period

    27 Nov - Managing anxiety and worry

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required. Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Thu
    25
    Nov
    2021
    9.30am-10am Virtual

    Mr Motivator is joining Carers UK and Age UK Islington for an energising 12-minute workout to kick off Carers Rights Day later this week. Want to get a taste of what you can expect? Check out the video from Mr Motivator below!

    The session is taking place on Thursday 25 November, 9.30am-10am, and carers can sign up for free here: www.carersuk.org/share-and-learn

    A special thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund for their kind support of this session.

  • Mon
    29
    Nov
    2021
    Sat
    04
    Dec
    2021
    Virtual

    Christmas is around the corner and although this can be a happy time for some, it can also be a challenging time for others. Are you worrying about the festive period and are looking for support on how to better cope during this time?

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with understanding and dealing with grief, looking at ways to better manage anger, and provide you with useful tips on how to recognise your relationship with food.

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    29 Nov - Food 4 thought

    01 Dec - Understanding and dealing with grief

    03 Dec - Coping with stress at Christmas

    04 Dec - Understanding and managing anger

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required. Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Mon
    29
    Nov
    2021
    7.30pm-8.30pmVirtual

    MS Society UK's Time to Chat sessions are for family and friends who have a loved one with MS. A chance to chat, reflect and share experiences.

    MS Society UK's Event 

    Monday 29 November

    7.30 - 8.30pm

  • Fri
    03
    Dec
    2021
    7:30 pm Milton Keynes Snap 20 Bourton Low Walnut Tree MK7 7DE

    MK SNAP (Special Needs Advancement Project) , a local charity working with adults with learning disabilities and specialist needs, are hosting a night of live music on Friday 3rd December from 7.30pm.

    MK SNAP's LIVE MUSIC Event

     

     

  • Mon
    06
    Dec
    2021
    Sat
    11
    Dec
    2021
    Virtual

    QuickScreencapture_20211203-113844Although many people love the festive period, it can also be a difficult time in terms of expectations, financial pressures, isolation and loss. It may provoke painful memories for you, some may feel loneliness and find it difficult with the dark nights, and poor weather.

    It can be a time when people reflect on their year and maybe it was a lot harder than they had originally anticipated. Whatever your struggles during the festive period, these webinars aim to teach you some helpful ways of lifting your mood and managing the range of emotions you may feel.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with understanding and dealing with grief, looking at ways to better manage anger, and provide you with useful tips on how to recognise your relationship with food.

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Wed
    08
    Dec
    2021
    3.00-4.00pmVirtual

    Want to find out how making energy-saving home improvements could benefit you? Join the final Share and Learn session in Carers UK's series with Smart Energy GB today at 3-4.00pm. You’ll learn how to best make these improvements as a carer and what the incentives are. Carers can book for free here: www.carersuk.org/share-and-learn

  • Thu
    09
    Dec
    2021
    3:00 pmVirtual

    If you’re a carer who wants to find out more about hospital discharge or Winter Fuel Payments to help with energy costs, join Carers UK 's next tips and guidance session on Thursday 9 December at 3pm. Liz and Priya from Carers UK's Helpline team will discuss these two topics and answer questions you may have. Carers can sign up here for free: www.carersuk.org/share-and-learn

  • Mon
    13
    Dec
    2021
    Thu
    16
    Dec
    2021
    Virtual

    Living with pain can have a significant impact on our mood, motivation and energy levels. It can be common to feel low due to the recurring pain which we experience.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with understanding and dealing with stress, looking at ways to better manage depression and anxiety, and provide you with useful tips on how to deal with winter blues and the festive period.

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    13 Dec - Getting active
    15 Dec - Winter blues: don’t be SAD
    15 Dec - Dealing with stress
    16 Dec - Depression and anxiety
    16 Dec - Living well with pain
    16 Dec - Festive period

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

    #BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Fri
    17
    Dec
    2021
    7:00 pmDavan Wetton St Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, Milton Keynes 

    2 WEEKS TO GO! Please book your tickets knowing that our staff & performers will make this event as safe & comfortable for everyone attending as possible given the latest Covid updates.
    Alina Orchestra Christmas EventFB_IMG_1638548209653

  • Mon
    20
    Dec
    2021
    7.30pm- 8.30pmVirtual

    Friends and family time to chat - December

    This virtual session is for the friends and family of those with MS to chat with others across the UK.

    Event/service information

    This virtual session is on Monday 20 December from 7.30 - 8.30pm

    The session will be a chance to chat, reflect and share experiences. Each session will be on a different topic and will be a chance to meet other family and friends supporting people with MS.

    MS Society UK- friends and family time to chat
  • Tue
    04
    Jan
    2022
    Pop World Lower Twelfth St. Milton Keynes MK9 3PY

    HOORAY!!! GROOVY GECKO is coming back on the 4th January 2022. It will be at Pop World. People with disabilities and must be over 18. More information to follow soon. 

  • Wed
    12
    Jan
    2022
    Thu
    14
    Apr
    2022
    Virtual

    WheelPower's Online Exercise Classes are back again this week with 3 new opportunities to take part in a live session over zoom. The first class with Ben from Adapt To Perform takes place later this morning at 11am so make sure you grab those tickets before it's too late!

    Tuesday 11am - Workout with Ben.
    Wednesday 11am - Yoga with Nina (Sitting Fit Yoga)
    Thursday 6pm - Exercise with Ella (Ella's Wheelchair Workouts)

     https://www.wheelpower.org.uk/sport-events

    If you are looking at planning your exercise routine through the Winter months and into Spring then we are delighted to say that all of our classes can be booked up until Easter!

    #WheelPower

  • Thu
    13
    Jan
    2022
    4.00pm- 5.00pmVirtual

    Do you love art? Join Carers UK for a special Share and Learn session with Frances and Ines from the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Trust on Thursday 13 January, 4-5pm. You’ll discover the life and works of Marie-Louise (1906-96), who cared for her mother after they settled in Britain in early 1939, having left Vienna in 1938. There’ll be a Q&A at the end of the session with the Trust’s experts.

    This fun, interactive art talk is for all carers and you do not need previous knowledge to enjoy the session. Carers can sign up for free here: www.carersuk.org/share-and-learn

    If you can’t make the session, it’s being recorded and will be available to watch here: http://www.carersuk.org/share-and-learn-videos

  • Mon
    17
    Jan
    2022
    Mon
    24
    Jan
    2022
    Virtual

    Mind BLMK 

     

    Free Webinars for people across Beds, Luton, and Milton Keynes.

     

    Lead by experts from the three leading Talking Therapy teams, each webinar will focus on ways to boost positive health and wellbeing. 

     

    Click here for more info and to register your space - 20220114_121405Mind BLMK Events

  • Tue
    18
    Jan
    2022
    Virtual

    Macular Society EventOur monthly webinars are returning for 2022, and for the first event we're excited to be welcoming professor Andrew Dick, director of UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

    As well as discussing his latest project, which is exploring how our immune response can lead to macular disease, he will also be talking about his hopes for the future and the 'rapid progress' being made in research.

    Join us on Tuesday 18 January 

  • Thu
    20
    Jan
    2022
    7:00 pmVirtual

    Diabetes UK Milton Keynes were planning to hold a normal face-to-face meeting this month but sadly, due to the current worsening Covid situation, they have had to switch to a virtual meeting to protect their members.

    Milton Keynes Local Group Invites you to a ZOOM meeting

    When: Thursday 20th January 2022 @ 7.00pm

    Speaker: Salma Mehar (Specialist Diabetes dietitian for London North West Hospitals)

    She will talk about:

    Healthy lifestyle and goals for 2022

    How to better manage your diabetes and long term conditions by making simple lifestyle choices

    Learning about the new NHS online programme available to support weight loss.

    Zoom Link: Join Zoom Meeting

    http://miltonkeynes.diabetesukgroup.org/ miltonkeynes.diabetesukgroup@gmail.com

    Topic: Diabetes UK MK
    Time: Jan 20, 2022 07:00 PM London
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Diabetes UK Milton Keynes Event
    Meeting ID: 840 2720 3586
    Passcode: 122341

  • Thu
    27
    Jan
    2022
    11am-12.00pmVirtual

    Are you caring for someone with dementia? Join the family and friends dementia carers webinar on 27th Jan, 11am-12pm and hear from a carer's perspective about how to introduce purposeful activity, learn how activities at home can help the person you care for feel safe, settled & more comfortable, plus more. To register, visit tide.uk.net/eoe-webinarFB_IMG_1643032998370 

     

    tide - together in dementia everyday #carers #unpaidcarers #dementia

  • Sat
    29
    Jan
    2022
    10.30am-3.00pmNSRA Aldersley Shooting Centre, Aldersley Leisure Village, Aldersley Road Wolverhampton WV6 9NW

    We are running a FREE shooting event at Aldersley Shooting Centre for anyone with a physical disability aged 11yrs and above.

    The event is on Saturday 29th Jan between 10:30am and 3:00pm and you are welcome to join us for all or just some of the time at NSRA Aldersley Shooting Centre, Aldersley Leisure Village, Aldersley Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 9NW.

    Our DSAuk shooting coach, Mel, will be on hand to offer his expertise to help you improve your skills.

    Dont forget, if you want to compete in the shooting event at the DSAuk National Games, you must have shot before and know the safety rules. This is a great opportunity to get that experience in preparation for this years National Games in May.

    If you would like to come along, please register your place with Nigel Burton by email to nigel.burton@dsauk.org

    The session is supported by Sport England working in partnership with Cerebral Palsy Sport LimbPower and WheelPowerFB_IMG_1643114386459

  • Fri
    04
    Feb
    2022
    Sat
    05
    Feb
    2022
    Virtual and Ridgeway Centre, Wolverton
     

    MK SEND Information Festival
    4th & 5th February 2022

    Information and support for parent carers, young people and children with additional needs or disability aged 0 - 25yrs, in Milton Keynes

    We are pleased to announce that you can now book for next year's festival
    Day1: Online workshops
    Day2: In person at the Ridgeway Centre, Wolverton


    Please book your tickets via Eventbrite https://mk_send_info_day_2022.eventbrite.co.uk
    Email: pacamk@gmail.com 
    Or call PACA on: 01908 231703 – select option 3
    Mobile: 07852 526057

    For more information please visit https://www.mksendinfoday.co.uk/
     
     
     
     
     
  • Fri
    04
    Feb
    2022
    Thu
    10
    Feb
    2022

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with understanding and dealing with stress, looking at ways to better manage depression and anxiety, and provide you with useful tips on how to deal with winter blues as we move from winter to the season of spring.

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    4 Feb - Dealing with Stress
    5 Feb - Depression and Anxiety
    7 Feb - Panic attacks: What’s happening
    7 Feb - Living with a long term health condition
    7 Feb - Food for thought
    8 Feb - Stress Management
    9 Feb - Building Self Esteem
    9 Feb - Retirement
    10 Feb - Menopause and me

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK's Webinars

    You can also check out upcoming events by visiting our facebook events page Mind BLMK's Facebook Events

    BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Tue
    08
    Feb
    2022
    Tue
    12
    Jul
    2022
    Strudwick Drive, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6 2TG

    NAS Milton Keynes Branch

    Parent and Carer meet ups Support Groups

    January- July 2022FB_IMG_1642509362608

  • Thu
    10
    Feb
    2022
    5:00 pmSensory Advice Resource Centre, Gloucester House, 399 Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2AH

    Book your place now for SARC Milton Keynes FB_IMG_1643285632678Hearing Loop Equipment Day. Details in the flyer.

     

    Sarabec 

    BID Services 

    Milton Keynes Council 

     

    #hardofhearing

    #hearingaids

    #deafequipment

  • Fri
    11
    Feb
    2022
    Fri
    18
    Feb
    2022

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with understanding and dealing with stress, looking at ways to better manage depression and anxiety, and provide you with useful tips on how to deal with winter blues as we move from winter to the season of spring.

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -
    11 Feb - How to be Compassionate to Yourself
    11 Feb - Winter Wellness
    12 Feb - Exam Stress
    12 Feb - Building Self Esteem
    14 Feb - Mindfulness
    16 Feb - Understanding and Dealing with Grief
    17 Feb - Coping with Grief
    18 Feb - Dealing with Stress
    18 Feb - Getting Active

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Webinars

    You can also check out upcoming events by visiting our facebook events page Mind BLMK's Facebook events

    BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Thu
    17
    Feb
    2022
    7:00 pm602 North Row, Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ

    Diabetes UK Milton Keynes
    Milton Keynes Local Group Meeting

    When: Thursday February 17th 2022

    Topic: The impact Diabetes can have on eyesight and the importance of the Eye Screening Service in MK
    Speaker: Rathna Begum - Screening Engagement and Involvement Manager at the Eye Screening Service

    Where: Centrecom Community Centre
    602 North Row, Secklow Gate West,
    Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ

    This meeting was originally scheduled to take place in November 2021 but had to be postponed because of COVID restrictions
    Free Parking
    Come along from 7pm for a cuppa and chat with other people in Milton Keynes living with and affected by diabetes.
    Meeting starts 7.30pm
    Meetings are free to attend and open to all
    You are not alone!!

    For More Information, Call:
    01908 661039 / 07964161792Milton Keynes UK's Group

  • Thu
    17
    Feb
    2022
    Thu
    10
    Mar
    2022
    9.50am‐11.20amVirtual

    Join Carers MK's Feel Beautiful on the Inside Workshop for carers via Zoom on 17th, 24th February, 3rd or 10th March, 9.50am–11.15am. Friendly, relaxed sessions with gentle stretches and yoga breathing techniques. Book your place and tell us which dates you'd like to attend: mkbookings@carersmiltonkeynes.org

    #carers #unpaidcarers #MiltonKeynes

  • Sat
    19
    Feb
    2022
    Fri
    25
    Feb
    2022
    Virtual

    With the romance of valentines day behind us and half term this week for schools in the area what better way to refresh and recharge one's batteries than by spending time with each other or even getting out and about.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with understanding and dealing with stress, looking at ways to better manage depression and anxiety, and provide you with useful tips.

    Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -
    19 Feb - Financial Worries
    19 Feb - Managing Anxiety & Worry
    22 Feb - Managing Worries
    22 Feb - Depression & Anxiety
    23 Feb - Living with a long-term health condition
    23 Feb - Menopause and me
    24 Feb - Financial Worries
    24 Feb - Balancing my thoughts
    25 Feb - Pregnancy & New Motherhood

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.
    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK's Webinars

    You can also check out upcoming events by visiting Mind BLMK's facebook events page Mind BLMK's Facebook events 

    BLMK #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #Support #MindBLMK #IAPT #Webinars

  • Tue
    22
    Feb
    2022
    6.30pm-7.30pmVirtual

    Join a free Diabetes UK Peer Support GroupQuickScreencapture_20220217-120335

  • Thu
    24
    Feb
    2022
    4:00 pmVirtual

    Author and carer Annie Dransfield joins Carer’s UK on Thursday 24 February at 4pm for a Share and Learn. She’ll discuss her book ‘Releasing the Compassion’, exploring how she’s tackled the tough challenges she's faced as an unpaid carer. There’ll also be short readings and an opportunity to ask questions.

    Carers can sign up for free: www.carersuk.org/share-and-learn

  • Sat
    26
    Feb
    2022
    Mon
    07
    Mar
    2022
    Virtual

    The recent #storms have played havoc around the country over the last week with people being hit by flooding and storm damage. It's at times like this we all need a shoulder to lean on and to support ourselves. Led by experts the three local #mentalhealth Talking Therapy teams can provide that shoulder of support.

    The Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with understanding a wide range of issues. Next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics -

    26 Feb - Building Self Esteem
    26 Feb - Understanding and Managing Anger
    28 Feb - Men's mental Health
    02 Mar - Retirement
    03 Mar - Managing Anxiety & Worry
    04 Mar - Assertiveness
    05 Mar - ACT-ing in line with new values (Mindfulness)
    07 Mar - Balancing my thoughts
    07 Mar - Body Image

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

    You can also check out upcoming events by visiting our Facebook events page Mind BLMK Facebook Events

    #BLMK #wellbeing #mentalhealth #support #mindblmk #IAPT #webinars

  • Thu
    03
    Mar
    2022
    09.30am-11.45amVirtual

    Diabetes UK

    Living With Type 2 DiabetesQuickScreencapture_20220214-114356QuickScreencapture_20220214-114509

  • Thu
    10
    Mar
    2022

    Hearing Loop Day - Details in the flyer. Book early to avoid disappointment.FB_IMG_1644492815208

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2022
    6:00 pmMK Rose Campbell Park

    MK rose are planning to hold a Vigil for Ukraine at the MK Rose at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, 12 March.

    The details are to be finalised, but the Vigil will be for about 30 minutes.

  • Tue
    15
    Mar
    2022
    Tue
    03
    May
    2022
    11:30 amVirtual

    Free online Art Therapy group to support #unpaidcarers of adults starting at 11.30am on Tues 15th March running for 8 sessions once a week. To book your place or for more info, please contact Katherine Heritage on katherine.arttherapy4all@protonmail.com20220217_141318

  • Mon
    21
    Mar
    2022
    3:00 pmVirtual

    As a carer it’s important to take a little break and spend some time talking to people who understand. That’s why we run our weekly online Care for a Cuppa meetings, which allow you to chat with other carers over a cuppa

    Carer UK's next one is on Monday 21 March at 3pm and carers can sign up for free here: www.carersuk.org/cuppa

  • Thu
    24
    Mar
    2022

    Relay UK Event - Details in the flyer. Book early to avoid disappointment.

    @bid_services
    Milton Keynes Council
    #textrelay
    #hearinglossFB_IMG_1645529672156

  • Tue
    29
    Mar
    2022
    6.30pm-7.30pmVirtual

    MS Society UK

    The conversation café will be hosted by a living well facilitator.MS Society UK- Relationships and MS

  • Wed
    30
    Mar
    2022
    Fri
    08
    Apr
    2022
    Virtual

    Join Mind BLMK Partnership's Wellbeing Webinars for their upcoming events.

    Mind BLMK Events
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  • Tue
    05
    Apr
    2022
    Sun
    01
    May
    2022
    MK Rose Campbell Park

    Milton Keynes Rose have some exciting events coming up at the MK Rose in the next few weeks.

    2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Jim Marshall OBE, the founder of Marshall Amplification and a name which is appended to so many of their voluntary organisations as a result of his philanthropy. On Tuesday, 5 April, the anniversary of his death, the present Marshalls management and their product demonstrator will be at the Rose at 10.30 a.m. All being well, they will be able to plug into the Jim Marshall pillar – the only pillar at the Rose with a built-in power supply – and then ‘turn the volume up to 11’. Ear plugs are recommended for the faint-hearted!

    Friday, 29 April, is International Dance Day, and Milton Keynes Rose have a whole weekend of dance activity planned. During the day on Friday and Saturday, 29 and 30 April, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., local schools and dance groups will take part in workshops, demonstrating their dance moves and inviting the public to join in. Then each evening, from 7 p.m. a show bringing together local groups and professional dancers, and the thrills of parkour, will bring the Rose to life. The theme for the whole event is ‘Spring’.

    On Sunday, 1 May – May Day – Milton Keynes Rose partners, the Parks Trust will bring their annual May Day celebration to the Rose with dancing, side shows, refreshments and, of course, the Maypole. The event runs from 12 noon to 3 pm.

  • Tue
    05
    Apr
    2022
    7.00pm-9.30pmPOP WORLD

    FB_IMG_1646745972155GROOVY GECKO will be back on the 5th April at POP WORLD so get your dancing shoes on and be ready for a great night with DJ Jamie. Doors open from 7pm until 9.30 pm

     

  • Wed
    06
    Apr
    2022
    Mon
    11
    Apr
    2022
    Virtual

    Some days are definitely harder to get through than others... We can be merrily plodding along one minute, and then out of no where, a curve ball strikes us straight between the eyes!

    The good news is, our Teams are on hand to provide you with the skills to help support you with a whole range of issues.

    Take a look at next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars.

    06 Apr - Dealing with stress
    07 Apr - Menopause & me
    08 Apr - Living with a long-term health condition
    09 Apr - ACT-ing in line with new values (Mindfulness)
    11 Apr - Exam Stress

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

    You can also check out upcoming events by visiting our Facebook events page Mind BLMK Facebook Events

  • Tue
    12
    Apr
    2022
    Tue
    19
    Apr
    2022
    Virtual

    Most of us at some point in our lives have suffered from anxiety... it's what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid. It's a human response when coping with stressful events, changes or something that could potentially have a big impact on our lives.  

     

    Led by experts, the three local #mentalhealth Talking Therapy Teams can help you to make sense of those feelings and equip you with the tools to help navigate your way through your anxiety.

     

    Take a look at Mind BLMK's forthcoming wellbeing webinars which cover the following topics-

     

    12 Apr - Body Image

    13 Apr - Employment Support & Dealing with Anxiety

    16 Apr - Depression & Anxiety

    19 Apr - Financial Worries

     

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

     

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

     

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

     

    You can also check out upcoming events by visiting our Facebook events page Mind BLMK Facebook Events

     

  • Tue
    19
    Apr
    2022
    7:00 pmVirtual

    Researchers working on a new treatment that could stop dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) developing into wet will reveal more detail about the drug next month.

    Dr James Whiteford will be joining Macular Society My Macular and Me monthly webinar to explain more about the potential new treatment, which, if successful could offer a potential new treatment for patients who do not respond to current wet AMD injections.

    Over the last three years Dr Whiteford and his team at Queen Mary University of London have been testing the safety of the drug which has been found to stop blood vessel growth at the back of the eye, as part of a Macular Society-funded project.

    The team has proven in pre-clinical tests that a particular protein can inhibit the process by which new blood vessels form, and are now working towards human clinical trials.

    You can hear the latest from Dr Whiteford about the potential new drug at our first My Macular and Me webinar of the month on Tuesday 19 April at 7pm.

    Macular Society's event details

  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2022
    Sat
    30
    Apr
    2022
    Virtual

    With Easter just around the corner, lots of us will be looking forward to a few days extra holiday, but for others, this could mean increased loneliness, isolation and a dip in our general mental health.

    It's important to remember that social media often gives a misleading impression of other's lifestyle and it's easy to feel lonely, but in fact, it is experienced by many people.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join our wellbeing webinars, led by experts from the three local #mentalhealth Talking Therapy Teams.

    Take a look at our forthcoming wellbeing webinars which cover the following topics-

    21 Apr - Coping with Grief
    23 Apr - Building Self Esteem
    25 Apr - Depression & Anxiety
    28 Apr - Mindfulness
    28 Apr- Loneliness & Isolation
    29 Apr - Managing Panic Attacks
    30 Apr - Managing Anxiety & Worry

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - 

    Mind BLMK Events

  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2022
    7:00 pm602 North Row, Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ

    Diabetes UK Milton Keynes

    Milton Keynes Local Group

    When: Thursday 21st April 2022

    Topic: Join Kelly Hodgson who is a Diabetes Advanced Practitioner at Milton Keynes Hospital who will be talking about the footcare clinic.

    Where: Centrecom, 602 North Row, Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ Free Parking

    Come along from 7pm for a cuppa and chat with other people in Milton Keynes living with and affected by diabetes.

    Meetings start 7.30pm

    Meetings are free to attend and open to all

    You are not alone!!

    For More Information, Call:

    01908 661039 / 07964161792

    http://miltonkeynes.diabetesukgroup.org/

    miltonkeynes.diabetesukgroup@gmail.com

  • Mon
    25
    Apr
    2022
    Fri
    29
    Apr
    2022

    Join Multiple Sclerosis Trust this MS Awareness Week when they'll be hosting a series of webinars, covering everything from symptom management to work and finances.

    The webinars will feature tips and tricks from professionals who are trusted experts in their fields, along with people with MS who have generously agreed to share their own experiences.

    Schedule of webinars:
    Work and MS – Monday 25 April at 6pm
    https://mstrust.org.uk/get-involved/ms-awareness-week/work-and-ms-webinar

    Thinking and memory problems in MS – Tuesday 26 April at 1pm
    https://mstrust.org.uk/get-involved/ms-awareness-week/thinking-and-memory-problems-ms-webinar

    MS research – Wednesday 27 April at 6.30pm
    https://mstrust.org.uk/get-involved/ms-awareness-week/ms-research-webinar

    MS fatigue – Thursday 28 April at 11am
    https://mstrust.org.uk/get-involved/ms-awareness-week/fatigue-webinar

    Exercise and MS – Friday 29 April at 5pm
    https://mstrust.org.uk/get-involved/ms-awareness-week/exercise-webinar

     

  • Mon
    25
    Apr
    2022
    6:00 pmVirtual

    Would you like to learn more about what adjustments could make your working life that bit easier? Or would you like to find out about your rights to assistance when living with MS and working?

    Sign up to our MS and work webinar on Monday 25 April at 6pm to learn more. Click the following link for more details Multiple Sclerosis Trust's Event

  • Wed
    27
    Apr
    2022
    Virtual

    Would you like to learn some new skills and provide opportunities for disabled people to get into sport and physical activity, and lead active lives?

    There is now just one month until WheelPower's next Engaging Wheelchair Participants in Sport online training course. The free course takes place on Wednesday 27 April via Zoom and is a great place to improve your knowledge of wheelchair sport and inclusive activity.

    Find out more about the course and book your ticket today: https://www.wheelpower.org.uk/resources/online-training

    #WheelchairSport #FreeTrainingFB_IMG_1648462695809

  • Thu
    28
    Apr
    2022
    11:00 amVirtual

    Do you experience fatigue?

    Join us for our webinar on one of the most common MS symptoms and find out how fatigue is best managed in everyday life, including personal experiences, practical information and tips.

    Sign up now
    MS Trust's Fatigue Webinar

  • Thu
    28
    Apr
    2022
    7.00pm-8.30pmThe Church of Christ The Cornerstone Church Milton Keynes

    Community Learning MK

    Lip-reading for BeginnersFB_IMG_1648730088511

  • Fri
    29
    Apr
    2022
    MK Rose Campbell Park

    During the day on the Saturday, Milton Keynes Rose will also be holding some dance workshops, giving local groups a chance to demonstrate their dance skills and possibly to invite the public to join in.QuickScreencapture_20220411-113742

  • Tue
    03
    May
    2022
    Thu
    05
    May
    2022
    10.00am-11.00mVirtual

    BID Services are proud to announce that we will be providing free online Deaf Awareness Taster sessions next week in celebration of #DeafAwarenessWeek to learn about deaf culture and history.

    Dates: Tuesday 3rd May & Thursday 5th May from 10am -11am.
    Book your place here http://bidservices.eventbrite.com (Places are limited, so please book early!)

  • Tue
    03
    May
    2022
    7.00pm-9.30pmPop World Lower Twelfth St. Milton Keynes MK9 3PY

    Don't forget Groovy Gecko is on this Tuesday 3rd of May at Popworld 7pm until 9.30pm The Theme for this month is wear your favourite colour hope to see you all.

  • Tue
    17
    May
    2022
    Thu
    19
    May
    2022
    20 Bourton Low, Walnut Tree MK7 7DE

    Open Information Sessions

    MK SNAP (Special Needs Advancement Project) are holding Open Information Sessions.

    Please follow the link below for more information 
    https://t.co/kxGpkYLU2C
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  • Tue
    17
    May
    2022
    7:00 pmVirtual

    Did you know where to turn for support when you were diagnosed with macular disease?

    A new chatbot could offer timely, relevant information and advice to people with visual impairments.

    Professor Chris Dickinson has been working on a year-long project at the University of Manchester, funded by the Macular Society, to design a digital ‘personal assistant’ to help promote the range of resources and services available to patients visiting eye clinics.

    These services are not always promoted or discussed with patients and by creating a chatbot Professor Dickinson hopes all those with visual impairments will be able to access the help they need.

    She will be discussing the project and its outcomes, at the first My Macular and Me webinar of the month, tomorrow at 7pm.

    Register for the event: Macular Society UK- Webinar

  • Wed
    18
    May
    2022
    6.30pm - 7.30pmVirtual

    MS Society UK

    Whether you've been newly diagnosed or living with MS for a while, you can find out more about getting the most from your healthcare appointments with this online event.

    MS Society UK- Managing Healthcare Appointments

  • Thu
    19
    May
    2022
    7:00 pmCentrecom Community Centre 602 North Row, Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ

    Diabetes UK Milton Keynes

    Milton Keynes Local Group Meeting

    When: Thursday 19th May 2022

    Topic: Know Your Kidneys

    A presentation by Maria Buckley, Community Ambassador for Kidney Research UK.

    4 in 5 people with diabetes will develop kidney disease in their lifetime. Maria will talk about the risks, symptoms of kidney disease, and how to keep your kidneys fit.
    Free Parking 
    Come along from 7pm for a cuppa and chat with other people in Milton Keynes living with and affected by diabetes.
    Meetings start 7.30pm

    Meetings are free to attend and open to all
    You are not alone!!

    For More Information, Call:
    01908 661039 / 07964161792
    http://miltonkeynes.diabetesukgroup.org/
    http://miltonkeynes.diabetesukgroup@gmail.com

  • Sat
    21
    May
    2022
    Stoke Mandeville Stadium

    Join WheelPower next month for a relaxing Healthy Living Day at Stoke Mandeville Stadium 

    This FREE event will include a series of inclusive exercise sessions and workshops, and takes place on Saturday 21 May. The day will be a great opportunity to exercise with others, share fitness tips and feel energised as a result of taking part. It is open to all disabled people with a physical impairment and suitable for anyone over the age of 16.

    Find out more and sign up today by visiting:
    https://www.wheelpower.org.uk/sport-events/healthy-living-day-stoke-mandeville

    The Healthy Living Day is supported by the Together Fund (Sport England), and delivered in partnership with the National Disability Sports Organisations (WheelPower, Dwarf Sports Association UK Cerebral Palsy Sport and LimbPower)

    #Health #Wellbeing #Event

  • Sat
    21
    May
    2022
    Tue
    31
    May
    2022
    Virtual

    So, the Eurovision song contest might have filled us with a little short-term joy, but sometimes it’s hard to shut out all the other stresses and anxiety in our every-day lives.

    If you are looking for advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing, join Wellbeing Webinars led by experts from the three local mental health Talking Therapy teams.

    Forthcoming topics will focus on the following:
    21 May - Depression & Anxiety
    26 May - Mindfulness
    27 May - Wellbeing whilst working
    28 May - Building Self Esteem
    31 May - Managing Panic Attacks

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  • Thu
    26
    May
    2022
    12.30pm-1.30pmMK Dons Stadium

    Walking football sessions with @MKDonsSET for individuals living with dementia and their carers or family members on Thursdays 12.30pm-1.30pm. £5 per participant, carers go free.

    For more info: admiralnurseteam@milton-keynes.gov.ukFB_IMG_1653301690489

  • Sun
    29
    May
    2022

    Spinal Injuries Association

    RideLondon is back!

    The world’s greatest festival of cycling returns on Sunday 29 May 2022, with a new format, exciting new routes and a new partnership with Essex County Council. The route, to be announced in early 2022, will be on closed roads and will be suitable for cyclists and hand cyclists.

    https://www.spinal.co.uk/get-involved/events/ridelondon-2022/QuickScreencapture_20220412-121612

  • Tue
    31
    May
    2022
    12.00pm- 4.00pm14 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm, MK11 3HA

    Struggling to make ends meet? Come along to the Top-up Shop @ Kiln Farm on 31st May, 12pm-4pm & choose 10 store cupboard items for £2, with 20 items max per household. There'll also be some Family Meal Kits to buy for £1. You'll need to bring proof of address, which will be required on entry.FB_IMG_1653658134789

  • Tue
    31
    May
    2022
    6.30pm-7.30pmVirtual

    This is your chance to join an online session and enjoy a cup and a chat with others across the UK. In this session we'll discuss healthcare appointments.

    MS Society UK’S Event

  • Tue
    31
    May
    2022
    Tue
    28
    Jun
    2022
    6.30pm-8.30pm

    Six sessions supported by Diabetes UK South East

    About this event
    The sessions will give you the chance to gain support from others living with pre-diabetes and share your experiences. There will be input from a nurse who specialises in diabetes (Anne Eltringham Cox RGN. PGDip Diabetes). She cannot give you individual medical advice but she will be available to answer any questions you have.

    Diabetes UK- Peer Support Group

  • Wed
    01
    Jun
    2022
    Mon
    13
    Jun
    2022
    Virtual

    Life as they say is a rollercoaster … lots of highs, but inevitably at some point, we are going to hit one of ‘those lows!!’ 

    Led by experts, the three local #mentalhealth Talking Therapy teams can provide you with lots of tools and techniques to help make the upward journey easier. 

     

    Take a look at next weeks up and coming wellbeing webinars:

     

    1 June - Assertiveness

    4 June - Managing Anxiety & Worry

    6 June - Coping with Grief

    8 June - Dealing with Stress

    13 June - Depression & Anxiety

     

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Mind BLMK Events

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

     

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - 

  • Sun
    05
    Jun
    2022
    Virtual

    Disability Horizons book club

    The book club will be starting again on Sunday 5th June and they will be talking about Sophie Morgan's new book, Driving Forwards.

    If you would like to join, please email or DM Raya at raya@disabilityhorizons.com

     

  • Mon
    06
    Jun
    2022
    Fri
    10
    Jun
    2022

    Celebrate Carers Week with us Carers MK joining them a for a week full of activities and workshops, such as a pub lunch, afternoon teas for carers aged 75+ and a walk around Shenley. All of the activities and workshops are for carers registered with Carers MK and booking is required.

    For the full list of activities and workshops and how to request your place: carersmiltonkeynes.org/news-and-events/latest-news-events/carers-week-2022

     

  • Tue
    07
    Jun
    2022
    Gloucester House, 399 Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2AH

    There are still a few places left for SARC Milton Keynes FB_IMG_1652873825002open day on 7 June. Book now to avoid disappointment.

  • Tue
    07
    Jun
    2022
    1.00pm-3.00pmThe Old School, Old Wavendon Road, Wavendon, MK12 5NP

    Carers aged 75+ are invited to join Carers MK to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee and Carers Week with an Afternoon Tea on 7th June, 1pm-3pm at The Old School.

    RSVP: 01908 231703 or email us.

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  • Tue
    07
    Jun
    2022
    10.00am-12.00pmAshton House, Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2HG

    Meet Carers MK's Hospital Team on 7th June, 10am-12pm at New Day Café for cake and a cuppa, and find out about Carers MK and their hospital service, the discharge team and the discharge process and develop a better understanding of who you can talk to when your loved one is in hospital. Plus meet Patient and Families Experience Team at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

    Request a place: mkbookings@carersmiltonkeynes.org

     

  • Tue
    07
    Jun
    2022
    7:00 pmPop World Lower Twelfth St. Milton Keynes MK9 3PY

    Don't forget the next Groovy Gecko is Tuesday 7th June at Popworld. Doors open 7pm until 9.30pm! Theme this month is The Queens Jubilee and there will be a prize for best dressed male and best dressed female, looking forward to seeing you all with your dancing shoes on! 
    Members £5
    Non Members £7
    Carers £3

  • Wed
    08
    Jun
    2022
    4.30pm-5.30pm

    To celebrate Carers Week, the Patient and Family Experience Team want to invite both young & adult carers to afternoon teas in the Eaglestone Marquee.

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  • Thu
    09
    Jun
    2022
    Mon
    04
    Jul
    2022

    Workshops for Parents and Carers by Milton Keynes SENDIAS Service

    Places must be pre-booked via Eventbrite and we will email you the joining link.

    These workshops are for families living in Milton Keynes.

    • Annual Review of an EHCP - 09 June at 10am https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/344261795297

    • SEN Support - 20 June at 10am https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/344264623757

    • Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) - 04 July at 10am https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/344266348917

    If you have further questions, please email 
    mksendias@milton-keynes.gov.uk

     

  • Thu
    09
    Jun
    2022
    10.00am-12.00pmJeanette's Flower Displays, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0HA

    Join Carers MK FB_IMG_1653899739272for a Flower Arranging Workshop on 9th June, 10am–12pm at Jeanette’s Flower Displays to make a beautiful flower display and chat to other carers over a cuppa & cake.

    Request a place: carersmiltonkeynes.org 

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2022
    11.00am-4.00pmVirtual

    “The Cuppathon exceeded expectation! The timetable was well planned with music, book readings and a brilliant carers' poetry segment. It was all such a treat” (2021 attendee)

    Enjoy free music and creative arts, hear from special guests and chat with other carers this Carers Week at our online Care for a Cuppathon event for carers on Saturday 11 June, 11-4pm, supported by Virgin Media O2 as part of Thank You Day 2022.

    The event is being held at the end of Carers Week to recognise the huge contribution carers make to their families and communities, and give carers a chance to enjoy a day of activities on their own or with the person they care for.

    Drop in for as long or as little as you like, and the full programme will be shared soon, so you can choose when to drop in. Carers can sign up for free at www.carersuk.org/cuppathon-2022

  • Sun
    12
    Jun
    2022
    Stoke Mandeville Stadium

    The 2022 Bucks Radio Tour de Vale returns on Sunday 12 June and WheelPower hopes you will join them for a celebration of cycling across the Vale of Aylesbury.

    Our 3 glorious routes start and finish at Stoke Mandeville Stadium before heading into the beautiful Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire countryside. There's full support along the route including regular water stops, marshals, first aid and support vehicles plus you'll be rewarded with a well-earned medal at the finish.

    Join up with your friends, family and work colleagues and experience a unique ride, all whilst supporting WheelPower to improve the lives of more disabled people through sport and activity.

    Turn pedal power into vital funds and sign up for the 2022 Tour de Vale today http://www.tourdevale.com

     

  • Wed
    15
    Jun
    2022
    Sat
    18
    Jun
    2022
    Virtual

    We all have days where we wake up and just don’t feel ourselves or want to be around other people. The feeling of anxiety can often escalate during public bank holidays, when you have plans with friends or family, but the thought of stepping outside, can fill you with the most foreboding dread!! 

    The thing to remember is, that you are not alone in this, and lots of us have experienced the same.

    Led by experts, the three local #mentalhealth Talking Therapy teams can provide a shoulder of support, equipping you with the tools and skills to help you understand a wide range of issues:

    Let’s look ahead at some of the up and coming wellbeing webinars, will focus on the following topics –

    15 June - Employment Support & Dealing with Anxiety
    17 June - Building Self Esteem
    18 June - Depression & Anxiety

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit - Mind BLMK Events

     

  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2022
    7:00 pmCentrecom Community Centre, 602 North Row, Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ

    Diabetes medication has changed considerably over recent years with many new ones added.

    Dr Humayun, who is one of the Consultant Physicians in Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases at Milton Keynes University Hospital, will lead an interactive discussion. He will also talk about ‘Sick Day Rules’

    Free Parking Come along from 7pm for a cuppa and chat with other people in Milton Keynes living with and affected by diabetes.

    Meetings start 7.30pm Meetings are free to attend and open to all

    You are not alone!!

    For More Information, Call: 01908 661039 / 07964161792

    http://miltonkeynes.diabetesukgroumiltonkeynes.

    diabetesukgroup@gmail.com. 

  • Sat
    18
    Jun
    2022
    MKPDC, Galley Hill, Milton Keynes, MK11 1PA

    SUMMER SEND Information Day

    PACA and Milton Keynes SEND IAS Service are holding this exciting one off event to offer families the support and information that was missed from their annual event in February, which moved online due to Covid.

    There will be information stands and representatives from local organisations, health service teams, council statutory services and national charities to offer support and information to families attending the event. We are also running workshops for young people to enjoy including: art, crafts, sports and dance.

    Book now at https://mk_summer_send_infoday.eventbrite.co.uk
    Or email pacamk@gmail.com
    Landline: 01908 231703 – select option 3, PACA
    Mobile: 07852 526057

    For more information please visit our send information day website https://www.mksendinfoday.co.uk/

  • Sat
    18
    Jun
    2022
    9.30am-1.00pmMilton Keynes Professional Development Centre Galley Hill Stony Stratford MK11 1PA

    Information and support for parent carers, young people and children with additional needs or disability aged 0 - 25yrs, in Milton Keynes

    Please follow the link below for more information 

    MK Send- Information Day

  • Mon
    20
    Jun
    2022
    Sat
    25
    Jun
    2022

    So, the Jubilee Celebrations are now done and dusted, and we hope that you had some lovely quality time to just chill and recharge your batteries.

    Now we get back to dealing with the usual things that life throws at us, and that can be challenging.

    However, led by experts, the three local #mentalhealth Talking Therapy teams can provide a shoulder of support, equipping you with the tools and skills to help you understand a wide range of issues:

    Looking ahead, there are some fantastic wellbeing webinars coming up in June covering a whole range of topics:

    20 June - Food for Thought
    20 June - How to be compassionate to Yourself
    20 June - Wellbeing for men
    22 June - Living with a long-term Health Condition
    23 June - Wellbeing for Men
    24 June - Financial Worries
    25 June - Building Self Esteem

    Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.

    Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations.

    For more information and to register today for each event, please visit:
    BLMK Events :: MK Talking Therapies 

  • Mon
    20
    Jun
    2022
    10.00am-12.30pmThe Deco, Northamptonshire, NN1 4AE

    Born to Perform and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust hosting Learning Disability Awareness Week 2022 

    So delighted for out Born to Perform Monday Day Provision Students to be performing and celebrating this special day at our home The Deco Theatre! 

     

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  • Tue
    28
    Jun
    2022
    Fri
    01
    Jul
    2022
    Stoke Mandeville Stadium

    EXCITING NEWS! The WheelPower National Junior Games will be returning in 2022

    28 June - 1 July 2022 

    Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Buckinghamshire.

    The Games are a great way for young people (aged 11-18) with a physical disability to discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment.

    The event will combine taster sessions with coaching and competition in a range of different age groups. Today we are announcing a register of interest from schools and teachers.

    Visit WheelPower's website to find out more and make a note of the dates in your diary.

    They can't wait to welcome you back to Stoke Mandeville Stadium next year! www.wheelpower.org.uk/sport-events/national-junior-games-2022 #nationaljuniorgames #NJG2022

  • Tue
    28
    Jun
    2022
    Fri
    01
    Jul
    2022
    Stoke Mandeville Stadium

    The WheelPower National Junior Games will be returning in 2022 

    Tuesday 28 June - Friday 1 July
    Stoke Mandeville Stadium

    The Games are a great way for children with a physical disability to discover sport in a safe, welcoming, and friendly environment. Thousands of children and young people have achieved sporting success and have led a healthy and more active life as a result of taking part in this extraordinary event.

    Applications are NOW OPEN 
    http://www.wheelpower.org.uk/sport-events/national-junior-games-2022

    #NationalJuniorGames #NJG2022

  • Tue
    28
    Jun
    2022
    Fri
    01
    Jul
    2022
    Stoke Mandeville Stadium

    Achieve your Personal Best at the 2022 WheelPower National Junior Games 

    For ages 11-18 the National Junior Games will return to Stoke Mandeville Stadium from 28 June - 1 July 2022 and we would love you to join WheelPower, at what is always an unforgettable and life changing week of sport and activity.

    Paralympic stars Alfie Hewett, Ade Adepitan, David Weir and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson took part in the National Junior Games on their road to success and thousands of children and young people have achieved sporting success and led a healthy active life as a result of taking part in this extraordinary event.

    Applications are now being accepted for this event from both parents and teachers. More details can be found on the WheelPower website:
    http://www.wheelpower.org.uk/sport-events/national-junior-games-2022

  • Sat
    20
    Aug
    2022
    Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre, Windsor

    The Superhero Triathlon is back, and we need you to dust of your capes and take on a challenge for SIA.

    There are three epic distances to choose from and many super ways to take part in these unique tri challenges, from taking on all three stages, to sharing the fun as a team.

     

    https://www.spinal.co.uk/get-involved/events/superhero-triathlon/

  • Tue
    20
    Apr
    2027
    7.00pm-8.00pmVirtual

    Autism Bedfordshire 's My Futures team are hosting their next session on the 27th of April. This session will provide information about the options that young people have around finding work and employment when they leave their educational setting, along with introducing them to the employment support service that they offer and how Autism Bedfordshire can help you in your journey to employment.FB_IMG_1619022863695

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