Last week, Charlotte Nichols, MP for Warrington North, was elected as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Multiple Sclerosis. We spoke to Charlotte about why she’s excited to Chair the APPG this year.
This week the UK Government released their biggest planned changes for disability benefits in a decade. We look at what they mean for people living with MS. Some of these changes might be concerning, but they aren’t coming in for years, so we have lots of time to campaign for them to work for people with MS.
We’re calling for change from the remaining local health bodies who aren't yet routinely funding Sativex for eligible people with MS. You can support people living with MS to get this potentially life-changing treatment in a few short steps.
Carers give vital support to people with MS. But they’re some of the hardest hit by the cost-of-living crisis. Read about what we’re calling on the UK Government to do and the ways we’re supporting carers.
I’m working, I’m not on benefits, but I’m still affected by the cost of living crisis. I’m also a gay man, and I think that matters. People in the LGBTQ+ community have a greater chance of bad healthcare experiences. So sometimes things feel even more challenging.
I’m terrified of what’s to come. I’m watching my money very closely and I have a tight budget. But I’m already in arrears with my electricity and gas. I manage my money fortnightly — I scrimp and save, but there’s still been times when I’ve run out.
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