Summer 2007 Edition 7
NMC STAFF NEWS
A fond farewell to Jess In May we said a fond farewell to Jess, our Events
Manager. Although Jess had only been working at the NMC for 16 months she will very much be missed by all at the NMC. I'm sure you would join me in wishing her well in her new role as Sports Events Manager with the British Swimming Association, based in Lincolnshire.
A warm welcome to Leanne
We extend a warm welcome to Leanne Marsden, our new Events Manager who joined the NMC just in time for our Jazz evening! Leanne previously worked on the fundraising team for The Children's Safety Education Foundation.
New Support Service
As part of her new role, Sue Walker organised the first Information meeting, which focused on the subject of "Benefits". The first speaker, Edwina Perkins - regional care advisor for Muscular Dystrophy Campaign spoke on the Disabled Living Allowance, Disabled Facilities Grant and touched on Independent Living Funds and Access to Work. The second speaker, Helen Clark an advocate on direct payments for The Cheshire Disabilities Federation, talked about direct payments and how her role was to support applicants. An NMC physiotherapy client, Cera Radcliffe, a wife and mother, who uses direct payments, shared her experiences of working with the direct payments self-managed care scheme.
Everyone went away having picked up something that they did not know or had forgotten.
If you were unable to attend, but are interested, please share your ideas with Sue. She would like to have ideas for subjects that you would like covered in the future.
Se c o n d An n i v e r s a r y Ed i t i o n Inside:
• Staff and Physio news
• Personal experiences of adapting your home • Carers update • Holidays
• Combating the fear of falling
• Enjoying your garden
• NMC Family Fun Day • NMC Open Day • NMC Note cards
• Motoring • User profile
• Dates for your Diary
NMC OPEN DAY
On 21st June, as part of our Open day celebrations, the NMC said a massive thank you to all the volunteers who help make the Centre the success it is.
"From Gardening and DIY to Marathon running and from helpers at Fundraising Events and Collections to Physiotherapy assistance, our volunteers are magnificent" said NMC's Executive director, Matthew Lanham. During our awards ceremony all our volunteers were presented with a very personal certificate and given a very public thank you.
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