Scotland Zoom Meeting Report

22nd October 2022
The meeting went ahead despite the muddle of Meta Rejigging of Facebook, and several zoomed including some new. We spent a lot of time talking about rollators, bikes and other rural mobility aids that could cope with tough surfaces as well as what adjustments Motorbility might make.

The Potato Pants Festival is back!

The 2022 Potato Pants festival is taking place on September 3rd at Cobham Sports and Social club on the outskirts of Wimborne.  It’s a family friendly festival with activities and facilities to entertain the children.  

Zoom for Families with Children & Young People Report

18th May 2022
A lovely group zoom with seven people and everyone happy to introduce themselves. One person had very recently developed hearing difficulties and decided to leave. He said that he’d be very happy to be included in the next meeting.

Home affairs

Welsh Parliament

On the run up to an announcement on the Wales Rare Disease Action Plan, journalist and HSP Support Group member, Phil Parry, discusses the issues faced by those with HSP in an article for The Eye.

Colchester Branch Meeting Report

Group Meeting

10th April 2022
We met at Feering Community Centre, near Colchester in Essex on Sunday, 10th April for our first face-to-face meeting since October 2019.  It was so good to meet in person again.

Hitchin get together report

Group Meeting

30th April 2022
The Hitchin Get together was held on the 30th April 2022 @ 13.30 @ the Orange Tree pub. It was the first face to face meet up since the pandemic began in 2020.

Milford meeting report – So good!

23rd April 2022
During the afternoon, I heard these words many times. Why? So good to see each other again. So good to be able to chat and share again. So good not to be the only one with a funny walk. This last comment was surprising, but confirms the benefits of meeting with others with the same disability.

Birmingham meeting report

9th April 2022
We would have loved to have had a face-to-face meeting here in Birmingham in April but the meetings are held  in a Day Centre Facility and Covid restrictions still haven’t allowed us to return there as yet. We are hopeful for October.

Calling all people of Wales, Scotland and England…

Some of us will be online to Senedd, Holyrood and Westminster in a virtual reception (replacing the previous physical events). The British Rare Disease Strategy has already been produced and yet has to be ratified by the parliaments of Wales, Scotland and N Ireland.

SPG 11 and SPG 15 Zoom Meeting Report

26th January 2022
We have a separate meeting for these types of HSP because, although they are very similar to each other, they are very different, in some ways, from other types of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia.