Photo: Friends from the Nottingham group smile for a photo

About our local groups

You don't have to face MS alone. We have over 250 local groups around the UK, offering friendship and support whether you have MS yourself or care about someone who does.

So if you want to chat to someone who understands what life’s like with MS, get information, or find out what services are available where you live, our groups can can help.

Our groups:

  • will help you connect with our community
  • can support you to get active
  • can help you access information
  • influence national and local services
  • raise vital funds to support our work.

Each group is different. Together we’re a strong community united by our vision of a world free from the effects of MS.

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For a long time, I felt I was on my own. Then I met a woman called Julia, who also has MS. She encouraged me to go with her to the Andover Group’s weekly meeting. I was nervous at first, but it's one of the best things I’ve ever done. The group has slowly brought me out of myself. Mark, part of our Andover group

Local support volunteers

Some of our local groups offer a support service, run by trained volunteers. Support volunteers can help you live well with MS by giving information, providing emotional support, and helping you find the right local services. During the coronavirus outbreak many of volunteers are still providing this support, over the phone or online.

How support volunteers can help