Children out-reach worker plan for Dorset

Dorset ME Support Group, one of  the UK’s largest local groups, has been awarded a BCC Children in Need grant. The money will be spent on an outreach worker to provide support and advocacy for children and young people with ME.

The Times – August 10

By Tim Reid in Washington President Bush was treated for Lyme disease after he developed the characteristic “bull’s-eye” rash that marks the beginning of the tick-borne infection.

The Press, York – August 9

Sufferer issues test case threat By Haydn Lewis       A WOMAN suffering from ME is taking legal action which could see City of York Council’s entire care charging policy rendered illegal.

Cats, dogs and ME research

It has long been believed that “pets are good for us”, and indeed research now confirms that dogs, cats, and other animals can improve both our physical and mental health, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, loneliness and depression.

BBC Radio 4 and The Lightning Process

MAY BE REPOSTED   BBC Radio 4 is planning an item on the treatment of ME/CFS using the controversial Lightning Process.  This is for inclusion in an edition of ‘You and Yours’ – possibly on Monday next week (ie 30 July). 

New Health Minister for ME

We have just heard that Ann Keen MP, the new Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health, has been given the job of overseeing the Department’s work on ME.

New DPW medical guidance on ME/CFS (DWPv10)

On Monday 9 July the ME Association was sent the final version of new medical guidance on ME/CFS that has been prepared by the Department for Work and Pensions. This will shortly come into effect in relation to applications for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Carer’s Allowance.


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