Too much to lose
Too often, people with MS can’t get the support they need to stay active and independent. You can help us change this.
Thousands of people with MS rely on services like physiotherapy, occupational therapy and continence support to do the everyday things many people take for granted. Things like making a cup of tea, or moving around the home safely.
But too often, people with MS can’t get the support they need to stay active and independent. And this has only got worse during lockdown.
Our new report shows that missing out on vital rehabilitation support is having a devastating impact on the lives of people with MS. Too many are losing their mobility, confidence and independence.
We say this is #TooMuchToLose, and it can’t wait.
Take action – email your local health leaders
We’re asking local health decision-makers to sign our pledge. We want them to commit to doing all they can to make sure people with MS can get this vital support, during the pandemic and beyond.
We need as many to sign up as we can – email your local health leaders now
We're also calling for national governments across the UK to make sure rehabilitation services are given the funding and staff they need.
We need to make sure people with MS can keep moving forward
Our new research shows:
- between April and August, almost 7 in 10 (70%) of people with MS couldn’t see a rehabilitation professional when they needed to
- A third (34%) of people with MS told us their MS symptoms have changed or worsened since lockdown began
- Nearly 8 in 10 (76%) health professionals we surveyed wanted to see rehabilitation resume as soon as possible, more than any other type of treatment and care.
Help us make sure people with MS getting the support they need to stay active and independent.