Living With a Neuromuscular Condition
Living with a neuromuscular condition can present many challenges to daily life at home, when enjoying social activities, at work, at school or university, when travelling or even when sleeping.
NMC has an extensive array of information to support you to manage your neuromuscular condition and enable you to adapt your lifestyle to meet your personal needs.
We hold regular demonstrations of equipment from an extensive range of companies, from technology to mobility, enabling freedom and control in a variety of ways. Information is regularly shared between people who have live experience of using favourite ‘gadgets’.
The Centre is designed with a changing places facility, closomat toilets and height adjustable seats for your use. Adaptive equipment in the kitchen and adjustable furniture enables our community to prepare food and drink.
Every Wednesday between 11am and 3pm in the Community Space, we are on hand to listen and assist with any questions, practical advice or emotional support you may need. Please pop in and see us!
If you’d prefer to book a private appointment, please contact Denise or Sarah on 01606 860 911.
Learning new skills
Training and retraining
Applying for jobs
Adaptations at work
Access to Work Scheme
DofE Award Scheme
Form filling help
Grant and benefits advice
Chat about any worries
We can help source a suitable wheelchair or scooter, and can arrange for you to speak to people who use them. We can also arrange demonstrations from local companies, who will help you make the best choice for you.
NMC has a large car park with Wheelchair Accessible Parking. There are frequently 10 adapted vehicles on site, with drivers happy to demonstrate their vehicles and adaptations and to share their wealth of knowledge.
We recently had a Vehicle Demonstration workshop and have produced the following document with tips for driving and changing your vehicle.
Financial issues may be a source of great anxiety. There are people here at NMC who can help you complete forms, write letters of support and contact the appropriate organisations.
Sarah, our Employment and Careers Manager is here to help people apply for jobs, prepare for recruitment processes and to help people successfully stay in employment for longer.
We can offer support in various aspects of work opportunities including:
Work skills workshops
Information regarding access to work
Volunteering opportunities at NMC
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Living Our Lives
Hi – my name is Sanjay and I have something called Limb Girdle muscular dystrophy, which affects my arms, legs and shoulders.
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