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Project information

New Location

Our Centre needs to relocate to another building as the lease has expired on our existing building. We have found a perfect building that fits our needs and allows for expansion but requires a £200,000 investment to bring it up to the standards required for our service users.

August 2017 - January 2018

Charity information: Ms Therapy Centre, Norfolk Ltd

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  • Need


    Our 5 year lease comes to an end in December 2017 we do have an opportunity to extend the lease. Unfortunately, the market value will be out of our range. The Trustees made the decision to look at the viability of different premises and approached several estate agents and the Local Councils. All of the commercial premises were once again beyond our reach. We have been offered an excellent property at an stainable rent. Without this property over 3,000 users pa will loose our services.


    Our Project will allow us to move into larger premises at a heavily discounted rent with much bigger facilities therefore allowing sustainability for the next 10 years with room to expand and develop new services. We are the only centre of this type in this area.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To fulfil the physical needs of people by MS and other neurological conditions .


    » Provide a daily 0ne to one physio service.
    » To provide a range of support services including information, counselling, sign posting and nursing support.
    » To provide a range of holistic services and physical exercise tailored for people affected by neurological conditions

    What success will look like

    By recording numbers using the centre, measuring the increased throughput of users and return users by working with the local CCG to measure reduced GP appointments.

    Aim 2

    To renovate the new project to a standard to standard required within our lease.


    » Replace the roof
    » insulate all external walls
    » Install double glazing throughout the building
    » install modern heating system

    What success will look like

    By the completion of the building within the time scale and restrictions of the lease.

  • Impact


    By securing a long term lease in a purpose built building this will ensure a security and confidence of over 7,000 people in the local area affected by neurological conditions by knowing as their conditions deteriorates there will be somewhere for them to go for more advanced services.
    by recording the throughputs of new referrals by measuring the level of re-referrals and by the joint working with other medical professions.


    The inability to raise enough money to complete the project (initial renovation)
    The inability to raise on going funds to maintain the centre.

    Our fund raising plan is on going and includes major grant applications including smaller fund raising events.
    A business plan with a mixture of income generating from facilities within the building and future fund raising events.


    Quarterly or annually measuring reports.
    Measuring throughput and output, success stories, user feedback forms and user involvement forums.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £190,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £40,000 Roof To replace existing roof with warm roof system
      £90,000 Walls To insulate all external walls up to ECP standard
      £43,000 Windows To replace all metal windows with double glazing up to ECP standard
      £17,000 Heating To install heating to an energy rating of at least AA up to ECP standard
  • Background


    The project is located on an easily accepted route within the City of Norwich. It is an ex RAF building built for the commence of World War 2. It is part of a regeneration area and located within a mix of commercial and domestic dwellings.


    All people affected by neurological conditions throughout Norfolk.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our organisation was formed in November 2011 by a group of people affected by MS who recognised that services for people with both MS and other neurological conditions fall far short of what is required. This group was made up of people with specialist services and has continued to develop since then. The Centre is recognised and used by NHS hospital services, community hospital services, local GP practices and other national neuro organisations and has a wealth of experience in this field.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Paul Ray

    Centre Manager

    Dr Wendy Hendrie

    Specialist Neuro Physio

    Dr Jeff Cochius MBBS FRACP

    President of the organisation. In his position as Head of Neurology within the NHS Trust

    Bernard Elwen

    Chairman of the Trustees and Trustee of the National Therapy Centre