Members attending the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in their new premises in Westmead Drive, Swindon can now enjoy even more independence as they have access to a PC, with oversize keyboard, easy use mouse, electric desk, speech recognition and zoom text software. These will enable members with limited abilities to access the internet, allowing them to seek information on their condition, or for leisure or other needs, without relying upon others to do this for them.
Manager of the centre, Jackie Wray, said “We are now looking forward to our members making full use of this facility and would like to thank the two donors for their wonderful support”.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated the PC, associated equipment, and desk, with the ZVM Rangoonwala Foundation donating the special software.
The MS Therapy Centre is a self-help group for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions, such as strokes, Parkinson’s disease, as well as children with cerebral palsy, autism and brain injuries. It provides a range of therapies, including oxygen therapy, physiotherapy and exercise classes, reiki, and reflexology. It aims to alleviate the feelings of isolation and helplessness often experienced following diagnosis of MS and to help maintain as much independence as possible.
Picture (by Lincoln Lendor) shows: Mrs Jackie Wray, Centre Manager, and Bishop Andrew Brown, of the Swindon branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints