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Giving people with MS a voice: Naomi’s work as a Council member

Our Councils connect our MS community with our Board to make sure we’re doing the best work for people with MS. But what do they do and how does it make a difference? We spoke to Council member Naomi Manton about why she joined her national Council and what it’s doing for people with MS.

International Women's Day: Meet the women in our MS community

Today is International Women’s Day, and we’re celebrating all the fabulous women in our MS community. They’ve been achieving amazing things, from researching and writing to campaigning and volunteering.

Let’s meet some of the inspirational women who are showing MS who’s boss:

Launching Carers Week 2017 by Michelle Mitchell

Family and carers can make living with MS easier. They’re who we turn to when things are tough. They support us when we’re tired and listen to us when we’re sad. They also remind us of silly childhood stories – sometimes to our embarrassment.

Behind the scenes at Hollyoaks: Nancy's MS diagnosis

Back at the start of 2016, we got an unexpected call. Lime Pictures, the team behind Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, were going to be featuring MS on the show. Could we help the writers understand MS?

The Autumn Statement: what does it mean for people with MS?

Yesterday, the Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Statement to a crowded room of MPs. And after a year of change, everyone was curious to see where the Government would be spending its money in the next year.

I always follow the statements with interest and I had high hopes for this one.

A new day for welfare? Let’s hope so

Just two months into his new job, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Damian Green made a big announcement. There will be no more welfare cuts, beyond those already agreed, under the new Government.

Then this weekend, another announcement about disability benefits suggested that welfare policy might be moving a step further in the right direction.

Overcoming negative thoughts – tips for positive thinking

Living with MS can take its toll on your emotions. The symptoms are changeable, so it’s only natural that negative thoughts will pop up every so often. You may not be sure what challenges you’ll be facing from one day to the next, but you can develop ways to handle them. We’ve looked into some ways to help you do just that.

Working with MS – 8 working from home jobs

MS is unpredictable and if you have a job, it may mean you have to make changes to your work. It’s not necessarily about stopping work. Reducing hours, freelancing or working from home are all options to consider.

We’ve come up with a list of eight working from home jobs to get you started.

“It was a story I wanted to be a part of,” Juliet Aubrey on Go Now

Go Now is a critically acclaimed BBC drama about the impact MS has on a young sportsman and his loved ones. We spoke to one of the stars Juliet Aubrey to get the scoop.

Accessible London – wheelchair-friendly things to see and do

Heading to London for MS Life in September? Wondering how to make the most of your weekend?

We’ve put together a selection of attractions, events and restaurants ­– all easy to reach from ExCeL – to help you get more from your trip.

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