About our local groups
You don't have to face MS alone. Our UK-wide network of local groups offer friendship and support to everyone affected by MS.
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.
- 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.
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 myselfMark, Andover Group member
Local support volunteers
Some of our local groups offer a support service, run by trained volunteers.
Support volunteers are trained to listen and give emotional support. They can help you find information and services near you.
Despite the pandemic, many volunteers still provide this support, over the phone or online.
Or email our volunteering team to find out more. You can also give them a ring on 0300 500 8084.