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Work health and disability Green Paper response falls short

Photo shows man in mobility scooter outside Westminster holding a sign that says Make welfare make sense

This week the Government published its official response to last year's Green Paper on work, health and disability. It addresses some of our concerns, but we need more commitment to support for people with MS.

Give us a Budget for people with MS

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This Wednesday Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, will outline how the government plans to spend the nation's money in the Autumn Budget.

Here's four things we want the Chancellor to commit to for people with MS.

What a relief: UK Toilets all mapped out for World Toilet Day

Today is the 16th World Toilet Day, a special day to raise awareness of the world sanitation crisis and, more locally, of toilet provision for people who really need them.

We can't afford not to make cannabis available for medical use

Photo shows researcher holding cannabis plant

Steve is 55, he was diagnosed with MS in 1987. This is his story.

The nightmare is finding the right care

Photo shows Mike and Janet sitting down smiling to camera. Janet clasps Mike's arm.

Janet looks after her husband Mike who has progressive MS. They rely on respite care for any kind of break - but it's not easy to find care that works.

'Our quality of life went out the window'

Photo shows Paul in a red jumper sitting reading a document with Lesley who wears a blue top

Paul is 72 and the primary carer for his wife Lesley who has progressive MS. They tried paid care three years ago but it wasn't a good experience. So now Paul looks after Lesley's needs alone.

Why we need to keep challenging the government on PIP

MS Society Northern Ireland Council member Simon

This week, our Northern Ireland Council member, Simon Matchett, put the spotlight on what needs to change with Personal Independence Payment (PIP). 

Have your say on disability benefit assessments

Photo shows man in mobility scooter outside Westminster holding a sign that says Make welfare make sense

Are disability benefit assessments working?

This is your chance to tell MPs what you think.

What we won in 6 weeks of action

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In the last 6 weeks we’ve been speaking up, and decision makers are listening.

Social care in Parliament

The Houses of Parliament

Yesterday in the House of Commons, the Labour Party introduced a debate about funding gaps in social care.

Speaking for the Labour Party, Barbara Keeley MP (Shadow Health Minister) said that the current and future challenges for social care in England are not being addressed.

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