MSRRF Service Provision:
MS Research and Relief Fund is growing very quickly with regard to both service provision and Service Users. For the benefit of new Service Users it seems a good time to give an overview of the charity’s work.
MS Research and Relief Fund is a national registered charity based at Benmar house in Morpeth,
Northumberland. The charity provides financial to people affected by MS living anywhere in the UK.
Grants may be awarded towards the purchase of Aids, adaptations, holidays, respite care etc.
Awards are sometimes made for items or services that may not be directly related to a persons MS
but which still improve their quality of life. The charity will also consider grant applications from
groups who provide support and services for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Application
forms can be downloaded and printed from our website: www.ms-researchandrelief.org or by
contacting Dave Farham at Benmar House.
The charity can provide information on MS and related matters such as treatments, benefits,
housing etc. Give us a call at Benmar if you require any information or advice.
MS Research and Relief Fund provides various services for people affected by MS, free of charge
at locations in the North East of England.
In Morpeth services for people affected by MS are provided at Benmar House. Services at Benmar
- Complementary Therapies,
- Tai Chi,
- Seated Exercise Classes,
- Personal Training,
- Toning Machines,
- Moto-Med exercise machines
- Yoga and Relaxation classes
- Art group
- MS Nurse and Continence Nurse appointments
||MSRRF services in South Tyneside are at the Millennium Phab Club in Jarrow. These are available
every Wednesday between 10am and 3pm. Services include: Complementary Therapies,
occasional outings, presentations, coffee bar and luncheon club.
Berwick upon Tweed
MSRRF is working with Northumberland Care Trust, Northumberland NHS Trust and the Berwick
and Eastern Borders MS Society to provide services on the second and fourth Monday of every
month from 5.30pm at Berwick Day Hospital.
Services provided at Berwick are:
- Complementary Therapies
- Access to MS Specialist Nurse Jane Metcalfe
- Advice and information on MS and related issues
- Opportunity to socialise with other people affected by MS
Newcastle upon Tyne
|MS Research and Relief Fund is working with the Community MS Team to provide
Complementary Therapies, for people affected by MS, at Walkergate Park Hospital on
Tuesday mornings. The charity also works with the MS Society to provide a seated
exercise class at the Lemington Centre every Thursday afternoon.
Services in Durham are provided from 9.30am until 1.00pm every Tuesday at the Abbey
Leisure Centre every Monday, Thursday and Friday morning at Belmont Parish Hall and
every Tuesday morning at Peterlee Healthworks in Easington Colliery.
Services in Durham include:
- Complementary Therapies,
- One to one physiotherapy sessions,
- Acessible exercise classes
- Moto-Med exercise machine
- Social forums
MSRRF is working with the Northumbria Health Care NHS Foundation Trust and Hexham
and District Branch MS Society in Tynedale to provide Complementary Therapies every
second Friday in the Patient Centre of Hexham General Hospital. herapies are available
between 1.30pm and 4.30pm.
For more details or to book an appointment at any of our centres give us a ring on 01670
Please note our services are subject to change please give us a call at Benmar House to check availability.