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Useful websites

Here are two websites which you might find useful. completecareshop Tourism for all

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Keep up to date with Parkinson’s research

Join the Research Support Network of Parkinson’s UK. More details at https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/research/get-involved-research. As a member you will receive notifications, usually via email, about opportunities to take part in research projects. These vary from detailed clinical trials of new treatment techniques … Continue reading

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Revitalise holiday centres

There are three Revitalise holiday centres around England at Southampton, Chigwell and Southport. Their website ( http://revitalise.org.uk/ ) describes them as providing “Nurse led care with real holiday experiences, welcoming disabled people, carers and volunteers”

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Talking Products

Talking products is the name of a company based in Romsey which sells products, such as pill boxes for which you can record a brief message as reminders. They target their uses at people with dementia though some of the … Continue reading

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Helping with research

At our meeting of October 2016, Claire Bale from National Office spoke about developments in research and closed with this request If you have the chance to take part in research trials, please take it. These are typically low risk … Continue reading

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Self-assessment tool

The Parkinson’s Self-Assessment Tool is designed for people with Parkinson’s to complete over a 2-week period and then share with their nurse, doctor or other healthcare professional. The idea is that you pick some core daily activity such as walking … Continue reading

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Disability Railcard

You can get a Disability Railcard for £20 which entitles you to 30% off rail travel for yourself and a travelling companion if you are in receipt of a Personal Independence Allowance, a Disability Living Allowance or an Attendance Allowance. … Continue reading

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Buying and selling disability equipment

“Disability Equipment Service aims to be a ‘one stop shop’ service for disability equipment. They say “We are not trying to compete with anyone, but to provide an easy to use central website that gives organisations and individuals a convenient … Continue reading

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Self management programme video

In November we had an inspiring talk from Suzanne Bourne, one of the facilitators on the Parkinson’s UK self-management programme. If you want to learn more about it, click here for a brief video. We will be keeping our eyes … Continue reading

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Stannah and Parkinson’s UK partnership

Stannah and Parkinson’s UK have formed a partnership so that Stannah can offer Parkinson’s UK members a 10% discount on all new and reconditioned Stannah stairlifts. You can contact Stannah on 0800 715 346 to arrange a visit from them. … Continue reading

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