This week the House of Lords voted against a proposal. The proposal means only wealthier people would be protected by the proposed cap on care costs. So this could mean a major positive step for social care in England.
Today is the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to celebrate disabled people across the world. Disability inclusion is essential for human rights, sustainable development, and peace and security.
The UK Government recently consulted on their plans to improve disability benefits, outlined in the Health and Disability Green Paper published in August. We've now responded to the consultation with our campaigns community.
MS Society volunteer, Jessica, shares her experience of representing people living with MS at our Neurology Now parliamentary event. And on speaking to MPs about the realities of UK neurology services.
The last year with the pandemic has been a hard one especially when dealing with MS. All my care changed drastically. No longer did I have any in-person appointments - people only agreed to see you if they deemed it an absolute emergency.
I was first diagnosed with MS when I was 21-years-old – I’m now 24. Over the course of the last 2 years I’ve gone from being able to cycle, skip and go to the gym, to feeling anxious about leaving the house.
Cannabis-based drugs aren't yet licensed for use on the NHS in Scotland, but some are in England, Northern Ireland and Wales for some people with MS. But it is possible to get cannabis-based products through private clinics.