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Spring 2013 Edition 24


From The Edi tor . . .


Welcome to the first edition of One Voice of 2013. It’s been a busy start to the year at NMC not least with all the changes to the site. If you’ve not been for a few weeks youmight not even recognise the place! A super new entrance, a new access road and amore accessible car park are almost complete.We also have a new shed for the blokes. There’s a full update on page 3.


In December a group of clients, carers andmembers of staff enjoyed a Christmasmeal in Chester. This has now become a regular event in the NMC calendar and the next lunch is April 20th. Do join us if you can. (Please see page 18 for further details).


I have attended various events in Chester and Ellesmere Port for carers - please take a look at Pages 6 and 7 for the support that is available to help you in your caring role.


In this edition clients share their experiences of taking voluntary redundancy or retiring on the grounds of ill health. There’s an update on the imminent changes to various benefits (including DLA to PIP) and Karen Pritchard shares her profile with us. There’s a feature on exploring accessible caravanning and one client shares her experience when she nominated the NMC for the ASDA Community Fund. There’s also an update on how some of our clients got on during MuscleWeek in the Triathlon Challenge!


As our thoughts turn to getting away fromit all, there are some suggestions for accessible short breaks and holidays. In addition there are lots of NMC fundraising events taking place this year which are listed in Diary Dates on the back page.


The bulbs are coming through, the nights are drawing out so let’s get out and enjoy the outdoors!


With best wishes, Inside


• De v e l o pme n t s a t t h e Wi n s f o r d s i t e


• NMC n ews a n d p l a n s f o r 2 0 1 3


• R e t i r eme n t


• Mu s c l e We e k Ch a l l e n g e


• Ca r a v a n n i n g


• B e n e f i t s u p d a t e


• P r o f i l e – K a r e n P r i t c h a r d


• S p r i n g b r e a k s a n d Ho l i d a y s


• Di a r y Da t e s


All change at NMC!


New entrance and access road, car park and shed for NMC…..for further information please go to Page 3.


P r o d u c e d b y NMC De s i g n a n d P r i n t T e l : 0 1 6 0 6 8 6 3 4 6 4


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