Welcome To The York ME Community

Firstly, let me just say that The York ME Community is not a charity. I will not be asking you to put your hands in your pockets for cash. What I believe we need so much more at the moment is awareness of the illness and for that we need people who are learning about ME and therefore able to tell others. There are ME charities, and if in the future you or your business wish to do a charity run or whatever in aid of ME, I will happily help and support that aim.

Missing More: Exercise To Keep Job


From Missing More. Brett’s experience from Australia illustrates the global impact of UK graded exercise therapy and related research. It also shows the immense pressure that people with ME are under to comply with exercise regimes: When I first was diagnosed with ME, I was told that the illness was psychosomatic and that I had […]

Proclaim It Loud: States Issue Resolutions For ME


    By Adrianne Tillman in #MEAction.   Government moves slow. Any action requires lengthy processes – all of the checks and balances intended to create better, more deliberate legislation. Activists for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) across the country understand the sausage-making well as they have sought for their state legislators to recognize the urgent challenges […]

York Minster’s Private Police Force Granted Significant New Powers At Historic Ceremony


    From YorkMix.   For the first time in nearly 80 years, York Minster’s private police force has the same powers as regular constables – within the cathedral precinct. The cathedral’s officers took on their enhanced role at a ceremony on Tuesday (23 May). The Minster’s whole private police team – which is made […]

‘My Body Doesn’t Recover’: ME Sufferer Calls For Greater Research


      By Andrew Brown in The Canberra Times.   Sasha Nimmo used to live an active lifestyle. In addition to full time work, Mrs Nimmo would regularly walk her dog, take yoga and ballet lessons and was in the middle of planning an overseas holiday. That all changed in 2012, when the Oxley […]

Disabled People ‘Denied Access To Justice By Failure Of Judges On Reasonable Adjustments’


  By John Pring in Disability News Service.   Disabled people are being denied access to justice because of judges’ failure to make the reasonable adjustments that would make the court process accessible to them, according to a disabled human rights barrister. John Horan said the legal profession was failing to address the discrimination faced […]

A Run For His Son…And Everyone: An ME/CFS Parent Steps Out


    By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   Usually sons are doing the marathons, not their fathers but Alex Ribaroff’s 21 year-old son Tom has ME/CFS. So, it’s Alex who’s stepping out on the track to do something he never expected he would have to do in his retirement years: to run to support […]

We Asked Young People What They Want From The Internet Of The Future – Here’s What They Said


  By Ansgar Koene and Elvira Perez Vallejos In The Conversation. When Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web, he surely didn’t anticipate that children would end up becoming some of its main users. Most start using the internet at the average age of three – and as recent research shows, children now spend more time playing and socialising online than watching […]

The Violence Of Austerity


  From Disability News Service.     Disabled people are being subjected to dangerous violations of health and safety laws after being forced to take part in government workfare programmes, according to new research published this week. The analysis of first-hand accounts of benefit claimants forced into unpaid work by the Department for Work and […]

According To Health Professionals, These 4 Natural Probiotics Can Boost Your Immune System


  By Kalli Sarkin in Shareably. When you think of bacteria, you may think of sickness and sanitation issues. However, not all bacteria is bad. In fact, your body contains numerous bacterial cells – the human body houses more bacterial cells than human cells! This means that bacteria has an enormous effect on your immune […]

Why You’ll Soon Need A Password To Watch BBC iPlayer


By Alex Nelson in iNews.   Changes are coming to the iPlayer, the BBC’s on-demand service. Within the next few weeks, the broadcaster will require viewers to sign in with a password. Why are they introducing a password? The BBC is introducing a password system so they can tailor search results and programme suggestions more closely to viewers’ […]

York Chef To Star In TV’s ‘Ultimate Cooking Competition’


  From YorkMix.   One of York’s leading chefs is going whisk-to-whisk with two rivals in a TV cooking showdown next week. Josh Overington of Walmgate restaurant Le Cochon Aveugle stars in Great British Menu, BBC2’s ‘ultimate professional cooking competition’. It sees 24 of the nation’s top chefs compete to create the finest four-course banquet. […]

Everest Base Camp Reached For ME Awareness !


    Everest Base Camp Reached For ME Awareness ! After a pretty tough time, the guys have made it to Everest Base Camp. Their brief report is below. I hope we can use this story to gain interest from media sources to help raise awareness for us all. I have a radio slot promised […]

City Of York Council Handyperson Service For The Vulnerable


  City of York Council currently commission a city wide handyperson service for vulnerable people. They are due to recommission this in April 2018 and need your input. Come along to the event at West Offices from 3pm-5pm on Tuesday 27 June and have your say. To find out more and share your ideas telephone: 01904 […]

‘Outrageous Interference’ With Rule Of Law As DWP Sets 80% Benefit Appeal Rejection Target

DWP Caxton House

  By Natalie Bloomer in politics.co.uk.   The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has set staff a target of upholding 80% of the benefit decisions that they are asked to reassess, it has been revealed. In response to a Freedom of Information request, the department stated that a key measure used to monitor the […]

Living With M.E. Series …. A 17 Year Old Boy Who Is Living With M.E. For The Past 5 Years

Missing Shoes

  From LifewithMEWithoutme.   With May being International M.E. Awareness Month and with the #MillionsMissing campaign taking flight, it is the hope that we can bring the lived experiences of people with M.E. to the fore, in an effort to highlight the illness, the symptoms, the lack of care, the neglect, the isolation, the lack […]

Thumbs Down : Bid To Trademark ‘Iconic’ Four Finger Kit Kat Thrown Out

Kit Kat

  From YorkMix.   A bid to trademark the shape of York’s unmistakeable four-finger KitKat chocolate bar has been given the thumbs down. Nestle bosses insist the KitKat shape is “iconic” and deserves protection, but appeal court judges disagreed. The company originally took the case to the High Court in January, in the face of […]

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