At Askham Rehab, we’re thrilled to share our latest partnership, which aims to make a positive impact on the lives of those living with MS (Multiple Sclerosis).
We’re proud to be working with MS Society, an organisation that funds world-leading research, as we look to change the lives of people living with the condition.
Keep reading to find out more about our partnership:
Living With MS | Exercise Sessions Funded by MS Society
As part of our new project, we’ll be delivering weekly therapy sessions to our outpatients who are living with MS.
To best support those living with the condition, our exercise classes will be seated, and will take place on a weekly basis to ensure regularity and consistency. We’ll also be encouraging our carers and family members to get involved where possible.
We are incredibly grateful to the Cambridge, Ely & Newmarket MS Society Group, who will be directly funding our sessions to ensure each patient has an opportunity to take part.
Each session will focus on encouraging motor functionality within a safe, friendly and professional environment. Our residents will also have the chance to socialise over refreshments.
Supporting Those Living with MS: The Driving Force Behind Our Partnership
Bob Bragger has been the driving force behind our collaboration. As Group Coordinator of the Cambridge, Ely & Newmarket Group, which consists of 300 patients and carers, he will be calling upon our specialist rehabilitation services to enhance the physical and overall wellbeing of these members.
As part of the partnership, MS Society will also be looking to fund private physiotherapy and hydrotherapy for our patients at Askham, ensuring they have access to the very best care, as well as the opportunity to use our rehab facilities.
In June 2022, we hosted an Open House event, in which we encouraged members to visit our care community. This provided them with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the person-centred approach we take to each care journey.
Bob Bragger commented: “We’re delighted to have teamed up with Askham Village Community to offer specialist treatment to people with MS in the region. MS is relentless, painful and disabling, yet hundreds of people living with the chronic condition aren’t able to get the vital rehabilitation they need. When we heard of Askham’s forward thinking facilities – that are on our doorstep – it was a no-brainer for us to get in touch!
“By opening their doors, Askham will help us provide tailored rehabilitation – including state-of-the-art robotics, specialist physio with adapted fitness machines and hydrotherapy – to dozens of people living with MS. We’re incredibly grateful to the fabulous staff at Askham, and look forward to working together to support the MS community.”
Sara, Clinical Lead & Physiotherapist at our care community, added: “When Bob approached us at Askham, it quickly became clear that we could adapt our specialist services to offer those with MS a bespoke service that aligns sensitively with their individual needs. We are a community at Askham and we want all outpatients to feel part of this. Our weekly therapy sessions will be an opportunity for those with MS to socialise with others who truly understand what they are going through, as well as receiving specialist treatments that will enhance their overall physical and mental wellbeing.”
At Askham Rehab, we’re thrilled to be heading in a new direction in Multiple Sclerosis care, and we can’t wait to see the positive changes that our new partnership will bring to all those living with MS (and all family members affected).
We’d like to express our gratitude to MS Society. Without its generosity and kindness, we would not have had the opportunity to offer such in-depth support to those living with MS.
Furthermore, we’re always welcoming new residents and staff into its growing community. For more information, please contact 01354 740269.