The Merlin MS Centre is an independent charity located in mid-Cornwall and provides a range of expert care, support and therapies predominantly for people whose lives are affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but also for those with other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Stroke, ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
The charity provides physiotherapy, occupational and exercise therapy; sensory integration; oxygen treatment; health and well-being therapies; day respite service and social groups. There are regular clinics such as podiatry services, MS specialist nurse, continence nurse and neurological care advisers at the Centre.
All clients are registered and are given an induction and health assessment before therapies are undertaken, but they do not need to be referred by a health professional to access the centre.
The charity receives no Government funding and therefore derives its income, currently around £500,000 a year, from fundraising activities in the community; hiring of the centre’s conference and therapy rooms to external clients, plus income from grant making trusts.
The team at the charity is friendly, supportive and always busy!