Our impact - making a difference together
Life changing treatments - now
More people than ever before are using a disease modifying therapy (DMT) for their relapsing MS, partly thanks to our Treat Me Right campaign.
In 2016, 56% of people who could benefit from a DMT were taking one, up from 40% in 2013.We want to see it at 70% by 2019.
If I hadn't taken action and started treatment, I don’t know where I’d be now. I can’t even express how effective it's been. Tash has relapsing MS
Life changing treatments - the future
We’re excited to co-fund the final phase of a clinical trial to test if simvastatin (a drug used to lower cholesterol) can help people with secondary progressive MS.
It could be among the first long awaited treatments licensed for this type of MS.
We have the genuine potential to stop MS in its tracks through our work. Dr Sorrel Bickley, our Head of Biomedical Research
Speaking up about PIP and ESA
Our campaigns community have been fighting to make welfare make sense, with 23,000 signatures on our MS Enough petition.
And last October the government finally announced that people with severe, life-long conditions would no longer have to face reassessments to receive Employment and Support Allowance.
“The most important message is that everything we do helps, no matter how small it feels. When thousands of people 'just add their signature' suddenly the politicians listen. Shana is a campaigner with relapsing MS
Help at the end of the phone
Our MS Helpline responded to over 18,000 enquiries last year, the most we've ever responded to in a single year.
Support and friendship
Over 270 volunteer-led groups provided support, friendship and services to more than 13,000 people across the UK.
How we spend your money
We couldn't do any of this without our amazing community's fundraising, donations and legacies.
Without the support of thousands of supporters like you across UK, we wouldn’t be able to provide information, support and services to people living with MS, or fund millions in research each year.
Our promise to you
Supporters like you make a huge difference to the lives of everyone living with MS.
We promise we'll do our best to make our journey together rewarding and fun. We will never swap or sell your data. And we'll always be easy to contact if you want to change anything about how we interact with each other.
Our publications win awards
Last year, three of our booklets were highly commended by the British Medical Association Patient Information Awards, including our new booklet ‘For family and friends: when someone close to you has MS’.
Grants to help people live well with MS
In 2017, we awarded 745 national Health and Wellbeing grants to help people with MS live well. They pay for things that can have a big impact on people's lives, from wheelchairs to home- adaptions to computer equipment.
We also awarded 87 national Carers Grants to help carers improve their wellbeing, learn new skills and find ways to relax.
Stronger together to stop MS
2017 was another significant year for the MS community.
Together, we made real progress in both our research and our fight for better treatment and care.
Find out what our community has achieved in our 2017 achievements report.
Make a donation
Every penny takes us a step closer to stopping MS.
£10could help us provide support to a caller to our MS Helpline
£20could pay for one hour of research to help us understand and manage MS fatigue
£30could help run the MS Forum, giving over 27,000 people a place to come together as a community
Every penny you give us really does help us stop MS.
£10a month could help stock our research labs with essential supplies
£20a month for a year could help fund a short break for someone with MS
£30a month could help train an MS Helpline volunteer to support hundreds of people with MS
Your regular donation means we can keep funding world class MS research with confidence. Together we will stop MS.