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Find out how MS campaigners are making a difference across the UK.

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‘The financial assessment was really stressful’

Photo of Edith in her wheelchair sitting at a kitchen table looking to camera

Edith is 30, she was diagnosed with relapsing MS aged 16. She works full-time and receives social care for everyday essential needs. But getting the care she needs wasn't easy.

'I want a say in my care'

Pam is 50, lives in Liverpool and has primary progressive MS.

“Five years ago I had an operation and was sent home with a care package. I have had a care package ever since. I have two carers each morning and evening now.

‘I just struggled alone’

Photo of David in his garden looking directly to camera

David  was diagnosed with MS in 1996. He used to have a good social care package, but had to contribute a lot more after being financially reassessed in 2010. He put a stop to his care because of the stress caused by the financial burden. 

‘My husband is at breaking point’

Angela is 35 and lives with her husband and two daughters. She is a mother of two who was diagnosed with RRMS in 2015. This is her story.

“Day to day the biggest challenge is my energy levels, which are very low. I’m mobile but I fall from time to time. I really need support with the domestic tasks, like laundry and cleaning.

Cannabis and MS in Parliament

On Tuesday, the House of Commons debated a Private Member’s Bill to legalise the prescription of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

4 things you need to know about ESA reassessments

Last week the government announced it will no longer reassess some people with severe and progressive conditions for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

6 weeks of action for MS

Too many people affected by MS across the UK are having to fight for the treatments, care, and financial support they need. Now, more than ever - we need to speak up together.

Right now there's a lot of talk about Brexit, but we need to make sure people with MS aren’t forgotten.

“I’m part of a team rather than a one man band”: Alan, our Campaigner of the Year 2017

Alan Beevers was named Campaigner of the Year 2017 at our MS Awards for his decade of incredible local campaigning. We spoke to him to find out how he’s helping people in Moray, Scotland.

5 myths about cannabis and MS

There’s mounting evidence to show that cannabis could help pain and muscle spasms for people with MS. But with tonnes of information swirling around the internet, it’s hard to be sure what’s true and what’s not.

We dived into the details to bust 5 common myths about cannabis and MS:

Help tell NHS England about your experience of MS treatment and care

Glass sided hospital link corridor

We know that people living with MS access the different treatments and therapies they need in a variety of locations.

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