Office Update April 2014
Due to the recent holidays and the availabiliity of volunteers in the office recently we are going to get a little behind with some things like orders and resource requests. With group events for May 12th and the upcoming BSR conference for example, the office is busier than normal and the dip in volunteer availability will mean some things will take longer to get out the door. We appreciate your understanding of this and will process things as quickly as we can.
May 12th from Bert and Ernie
With May12th fast approaching its great to see some Sesame street characters making people aware of the date.
Pain Toolkit Newsletter - Spring 2014
Please see the newsletter we received from Pete Moore creator of the pain toolkit. This resource has been helpful for people with chronic pain. Follow the links for more info about it and what else he offers.
National Helpline & Benefits Helpline
Please note the following closures to the helplines over the Easter period:
National Helpline 0844 887 2444 - CLOSED Monday 21st Aprill 2014
Benefits Helpline 0844 887 2450 - CLOSED Friday 18th, Monday 21st, Friday 25th April 2014.
We are currently looking for additional Helpline Volunteers who are able to man the National Helpline Monday - Friday between 10.00 - 1.00 or 1.00 - 4..00. Full support is given to new volunteers. All we ask is that you have a landline number we can redirect the helpline number to.
If interested please get in touch using this form
Help us raise egg-stra
Wishing all our supporters a very happy Easter! Remember to raise free donations for us when you shop online via easyfundraising.
Coventry Support Group - Awareness & Fundraising
The Coventry support group have been chosen by ASDA (Abbey Park Store-Coventry) to be one of their token charities for March & April. If you shop in this store please remember to pop your tokens in the box. They are also holding an awareness day & bag pack to raise funds for the group on Saturday 26th April 2014, and any local support would be gratefully received!
NHS Gloucestershire running "Lets talk" fibromyalgia course
NHS Gloucestershire are running the "Lets talk" Managing Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue course. It’s a new Course that will be running in Cheltenham (as a pilot) then it will go to different areas of Gloucestershire. Please see the attached pdf for more information and contact details.
- Survey on services in the home supporting independent living/care for people with long-lasting illnesses/conditions
- Dulwich support group
- Fibromyalgia from a Carer's Perspective
- National Voice Guide to Care & Support Planning
- Campaign Blog from Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners
- Arthritis Watch England survey launched!