Health and social care

  • A young couple affected by MS hugging

MS is unpredictable, which can make planning and accessing the right care difficult. 

This section explains more about healthcare, social care and residential care, and will help you get the best support for you.

MS is unpredictable, so it’s often hard for people with MS to get the best from health care services.

Doctor in hospital corridor

The NHS is the world’s largest health service, which can make it complicated to find your way around.

Find out more about healthcare services

At their best, social care services (social work services in Scotland) help people to live fuller lives, providing support and offering choice.

Social carer on a home visit

It’s not always easy to access support in a way that suits each person and their individual circumstances.

Find out more about finding your way around the social care system

If you’re considering moving into residential care, it’s normal to have concerns. Some people want the security provided by residential care, where appropriate services and support are available.

Lady with male nurse in a residential care home

Finding and funding a care home can come with its own challenges, as you'll want the right place with the right support.

Find out more about residential care

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