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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.

London on wheels – just how accessible is it?

Are you unsure how to get to MS Life? Does the thought of the tube worry you? We know it can be daunting. So we got Laura Dajao, a dancer living with MS, on the case.

Laura puts London’s transport system to the test in our accessibility video. She makes the trip from Kings Cross station to ExCel London in her wheelchair and gives us handy tips along the way.

Follow her journey and she'll show you how it's done.

Ivan the puppy's blog - being an assistance dog

As the MS Society gears up for MS Life 2016, there's one exhibition stand we'll all be hanging around - that of the wonderful Canine Partners and their dogs!

We heard from puppy Ivan about just what it's like to be an assistance dog - and the difference they can make to people's lives.

Happy hobbies – 4 activities to lift your mood

We all need a distraction from real life from time to time. Finding a fun hobby that absorbs your attention can make a real difference. Not sure where to start? We spoke to people who’ve found pastimes that help them to navigate life with MS.

Spoon Fed – doing justice to MS on film

How do you do justice to MS on film? Nellie McQuinn knew it would be difficult when she started producing her short film Spoon Fed – but she was up for the challenge. She tells us about working with Lesley Sharp, understanding MS and how excited she is for the MS Life premiere.

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