Useful Contacts & Links

Please click here if you’re looking to contact the MS Society Bournemouth Branch

Other Local MS Society Branches (opens in a new window)

The MS Society
(Reg’d Charity 207495)
372 Edgeware Road
London. NW2 6ND
FREEPHONE HELPLINE – 0808 800 8000
Tel:- 020 8438 0700
Fax:- 020 8438 0701

Multiple Sclerosis Trust
Spirella Building
Bridge Road
Letchworth Garden City

Tel: 01462 476700
Free Phone Information Service: 0800 032 3839

International Contacts

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation

10 Heddon Street
Tel (+44) (0)20 7734 9120
Fax (+44) (0)20 7287 2587

MS Society’s Carers Pages. Here you will find the Carers’ Pages, including advice for family & friends.

Try the MS New Zealand site for Simple Explanations and Advice on MS and Related Conditions.

Multiple Sclerosis Trust


MS News – International MS Support Foundation’s Educational Website

Web Pals, Julie’s Joint –  Feeling Lonely? Jools and her friends are there for a chat at any time. They will soon cheer you up!

Living With MS – Silvia Brown’s Website is full of philosophies to help you live with MS! Email: Silvia M Brown

Shift dot MS – An independent online community for younger people who live with MS.

Carers UK or Email: or call CarersLine 0808 808 7777 for more information.

Your Able – Information, products and services for disabled people.

Ability Magazine – The magazine of AbilityNet a charity that provides unbiased advice and information on computing and other technology for disabled people.

The Myelin Project

MS Tissue Bank or email: MS Tissue Bank at Imperial College for information about becoming a donor.

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Lighthouse International – Information for blind and partially sighted people around the world. The site has been set up with help from the Royal National Institute of Blind People and 40 other similar bodies.

Physability – Therapy Centre Specialists in exercise therapy for individuals affected by paralysis.


Mobility Roadshow – For disabled motorists to both buy and sell scooters and vehicles that have been expensively modified due to their disability.


Forum of Mobility Centres – Information, advice and assessment to individuals who have a medical condition which may affect their ability to drive, access or egress a motor vehicle.

Direct Gov – Government web site supporting disabled people.

Transport for London – Accessibility Information to enable mobility-impaired people to use London’s Public Transport more easily.

Stairlifts Reviews – A site about stairlifts that offers useful information about Disabled Facilities Grants for home adaptations.


Find a Disabled Friendly Pub, Restaurant or Snackbar in the UK


Young Carers Net – The Web Site for Young Carers.

Community Care – the web site for everyone working in social care.

Disability Wessex Centre – for Independent Living working in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset and the surrounding areas to provide services to disabled people and the community – from information and advice to support and advocacy to education and training.


DotComUnity Dorset – A not-for-profit one-stop information site for people with physical or learning disabilities.

Trading Standards 01305 224012


Bournemouth Council
Services for Disabled People Tel: 01202 300230
Trading Standards Tel: 01202 451 479
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals

Poole Borough Council
Poole Hospital

Central Government Information Services
UK Government Advice & Information
Online Information for Disabled People
Trading Standards Central

Other Links

Enabled by Design – Enabled by Designers challenge the one size fits all approach to assistive equipment through the use of clever modern design.

IT Can Help Network (ITCH) – a network of volunteers who are able to offer free local computer assistance to disabled people.

U Can Do I.T. – U Can Do I.T. is a charity which provides computer training for blind, deaf and disabled people in their own homes. Contacts to help obtain personal computers.

Carry on Gardening – Tips given and welcome on Easier Gardening. This is a National Lottery funded web site by the charity “Thrive”; Gardening and Horticulture for Training & Employment, Therapy & Health.

National Trust – Access for All Office: 01793 817400, email: from whom a booklet “The National Trust Access Guide” can be obtained. Download the Guide (pdf)

Listening Books – Books on Audio Tapes.

Talking Newspapers & Magazines

Sportability – provides sport and challenging pursuits for people with paralysis around the UK. People with conditions such as spinal cord injury, stroke, MS and others, are able to participate in a whole range of sports.

SailAbility – Royal Yachting Association’s Sailing for the Disabled

Riding for the Disabled Association
Mature Times On-line – Newspaper for Older People

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