South Swindon MP spotlights local neurological charity

By Jessica Durston - 9 August 2022

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Sir Robert Buckland MP has revealed his local charity of the week is Swindon Neuro Wellbeing Centre.

Swindon Neuro Wellbeing Centre is said to provide a lifeline to hundreds of people living with a variety of neurological conditions, who want to not just manage their condition, but to seek out how they might improve symptoms.

Some of the centre's therapies also help those with other issues, including those living with cancer, leg ulcers and long covid. Additionally, the centre are said to consider any condition where the therapies they offer could make a positive difference.

As a result of this kind of thinking, at the end of June the centre rebranded, from the Swindon MS & Neuro Therapy Centre, to become known as the Neuro Wellbeing Centre; to aim to better reflect the growing diversity of the conditions they support and treat.

Fully accessible and already supporting hundreds across Swindon, North Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire, the centre is the only such facility offering transformative hyperbaric oxygen therapy within a 35 mile radius. This therapy is said to be widely credited with benefits including improving mobility and boosting energy.

A spokesperson for the organisation said: "Swindon Neuro Wellbeing Centre also provide renowned physio-led training and classes, for those with neuro conditions, in their extensively equipped gym, sports injury rehabilitation through their NASA-designed reduced gravity treadmill, and several other therapies to improve and manage symptoms, promote wellbeing and maintain independence.

"The centre can also help to point the way forward through practical support - and provide a place where others know exactly what you're going through, because they've been there too!"

Anyone can self-refer to assess whether services may be useful in managing their condition.

Run by a team of staff, volunteers and physiotherapists at the premises in Westmead Drive, the Swindon Neuro Wellbeing Centre community is described as diverse and inclusive; no matter the age, condition or need.

Staff say they appreciate that anyone can develop a life-changing condition at any time - and often when they least expect it. That is why they say they want to ensure that anyone who could benefit, knows about the centre and can access services.

It costs around £20,000 a month to run Swindon Neuro Wellbeing Centre - and despite being a small self-funded charity, they receive no statutory funding.

The team working at the centre say they are always looking for, and appreciative of, grants, fundraising and donations to supplement the contributions received from clients - as well as the support received from the team of volunteers at the centre.

Those interested in more information about the Centre, or the services they offer, can visit its website at www.neurowellbeingcentre.co.uk or give the Centre team a call on 01793 481700.

 

Individuals can also find the Swindon Neuro Wellbeing Centre on social media:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NeuroWellbeingCentre/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/NeuroWellbeing

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/Neuro_Wellbeing_Centre/

LinkedIn Link - https://www.linkedin.com/company/neuro-wellbeing-centre/

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