MEANS THE WORLD TO US
We are always on the lookout for new people who believe in our cause and wish to help others within our centre. Whether you donate, volunteer, become a member or a trustee, we would love for you to become part of our MSTC Lothian community.
Why your donations matter so much
All of our treatments are heavily subsidised and run on a minimum contribution (payment) basis. This system operates for those who can financially contribute towards the cost of their treatments. However, we pride ourselves in never turning away anyone in need of help.
Thanks to those who have generously donated to our centre, we have been able to create a Therapy Support Fund (TSF). Supported through donations and fundraising activities, it enables us to maintain on average a 50% subsidy on our specialised services, therefore allowing us to waive the minimum contribution to people living with long term health conditions on means-tested benefits, who are unable to financially contribute. Oxygen therapy and our physiotherapy services are supported through TSF.
By donating, you are helping many more people receive therapies that benefit their conditions. Donations also help keep our centre open and our equipment operational. Our clients are the core of our community and will always be our priority.
There are several ways you can donate to us. Whether it be directly or through your regular shopping, you can donate at your own comfort. We are forever grateful for your support.
Volunteer in our MSTC Community
Are you someone who would like to contribute actively to our community?
We are always on the lookout for wonderful volunteers!
We offer a range of opportunities at the centre, from helping with our Oxygen Therapy service to reception and administrative support. We will always provide you with the necessary training and support. We also ask that you commit to volunteering on a regular basis – This can be as little as two hours a week!
As we provide services for people living with long term health conditions, we would love to encourage people who have similar conditions to volunteer too. By engaging with our clients and sharing your experiences, it might not only inspire them but also help them feel understood and not alone in dealing with their condition.
We have a small team, so any additional help is very important. We are a friendly bunch here and we cannot wait for you to join our team. If you are interested in volunteering, make sure to give us a call at 0131-554-5384 or email us at email@example.com.
Become A Board Member
Become a Trustee for our Board
If you know someone or you yourself would like to support those who are living with MS, another neurological or long-term health condition, why not support us by becoming a Trustee?
MSTC is a well-established Lothian-wide charity, which empowers person-centred self-management support for people living with many different long-term health conditions in a community-based health and wellbeing centre.
We offer continuous support through a range of specialist services, including physiotherapy, practical activities, oxygen therapy, alternative therapies, information and advice. Despite the challenges COVID-19 has brought, we have responded effectively and are still experiencing an exciting period in the development and transformation of our charity.
We are currently seeking the energetic input of individuals, who are motivated and wish to add value to the work of our board. Our vision is to:
- Continue to be holistic in our approach and provide continuity of support with a range of inclusive, accessible and affordable self-management activity options, reducing barriers to health and inclusion and expanding the diversification of our client community.
- Create a new community-based health and wellbeing centre in a geographical location that is supported by an established community of interest, allowing us to continue to build community relationships and social capital.
- Leverage health and social partnerships of strategic importance - addressing priority areas such as promoting healthy lifestyles; reducing isolation and loneliness; tackling health inequalities and building strong inclusive communities.