Woman with MS in wheelchair in a garden

End the care crisis

The social care system in England is in crisis.

It’s failing to deliver the quality care that people of all ages affected by MS rely on to live independently.

Social care includes things like:

  • equipment
  • someone to help you in your home
  • residential care
  • support for carers

1 in 3 people with MS don't get the care they need

Right now, 1 in 3 people living with MS who struggle with essential everyday activities like washing, dressing and eating aren't having their care needs met. That's unacceptable.

Last year, the Government promised to improve social care in England. We need to hold them to account.

> Read more about the care crisis in our report

We're keeping the pressure up

Last year we reached 90% of MPs in England with our emails about the care crisis. The Government has now promised a public consultation (known as a Green Paper) this summer, to improve care for older people. The Government has also promised to look at care for working age adults and to publish a Carers’ Action Plan to improve support for unpaid carers.

We’re working with 80 other charities under the Care and Support Alliance to push for urgent funding for social care and to shape the Government’s upcoming proposals.

The Green Paper should be out for public consultation soon and we’ll need to tell the Government what needs to change for people affected by MS.

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