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Support for carers

Most people with MS will need support from family and friends at some point. And it's only natural that many carers see themselves first as partners, sons, daughters or friends.

But using the formal term 'carer' can help you get extra support and do the best for you and the person you care for. We're here to help you find out how.

Caring for someone with MS during the coronavirus pandemic

We've worked closely with our medical advisers to bring together all the latest information on caring for someone with MS during lockdown.

Caring for someone with MS during lockdown

In this section

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Getting help and support

Caring for someone with MS can take its toll both physically and emotionally. Help is out there.
Find out about getting help

Financial help

This page covers some of the financial help and support available to carers around the UK.
Read about carer grants and credits
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Carers' rights at work

There are currently over three million working carers in the UK. Work is important for well-being, income and to keep social contacts.
Read more carers' rights at work

Taking care of yourself

If you spend a lot of your time caring for someone else, it can be all too easy to neglect yourself.
Find more out about looking after yourself
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Young carer support

If you're under 18 and have a family member with MS, you may be giving them extra help and support.
Read about young carer support

Planning and end of life care

Everyone with MS has the right to make choices about the care they receive now, as well as in the future.
Read about planning and end of life care

Caring for my mum

Zena looks after her mum Nikki who has MS. In 2016 she won our Carer of the Year Award.

Watch this video to learn a bit about their journey together and how they keep smiling. There is an audio described version of this video.

We all need support sometimes. Our online community has a dedicated space for carers.

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Find support near you

We can't meet face-to-face right now. But there's still lots of ways to connect with people near you who understand what life's like with MS. From coffee mornings to online yoga classes. Put in your postcode to find out what's near you.

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