Category Archives: Caring

Carers Week: ‘You know you’re not the first person to go through this, but it can feel that way’

As part of Carers Week Mark gives his account of caring for his wife, Portia with multiple sclerosis… Portia and I met at university, where we were studying architecture and landscape architecture. We were married in 1998 – around the … Continue reading

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Carer strain in Multiple Sclerosis: development of a new intervention

In this guest blog Kristy-Jane Martin gives details of a new study looking into the effects of caring for someone with MS. Research and clinical experience has shown that some carers of people with MS experience low mood and stress. Together, … Continue reading

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Helpline opening hours survey

Hi everyone, We wanted to let you know about our latest survey…we would like to know your thoughts about our Helpline opening hours. Currently the MS-UK Helpline is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and is available via the … Continue reading

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Creative fundraising for the Virgin Money London Marathon

Chris Bradshaw’s Mother in law has come up with a very creative way to fundraise for his Virgin Money London Marathon run for MS-UK – quilting! Find out more in the interview with both Chris and Rosemarie…   So Chris, … Continue reading

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Bank holiday closing times

Hi everyone, MS-UK will be closed over this long weekend for bank holidays, so just to remind you of the times: Thursday 13 April – open until 5pm Friday 14 April – closed Monday 17 April – closed Tuesday 18 … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Remembering Phil

In 2016, Simon Gauge ran the Virgin Money London Marathon for MS-UK. But he really ran it for his brother, Phil. Phil passed away just last month. In this blog, Simon remembers his brother’s courage and quick wit, and shares … Continue reading

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Check out our new look New Pathways!

Hi everyone, Well, issue 102 of New Pathways is out now! As you flick through the pages you will notice we have given the magazine a fresh new look and I hope you like it. What’s in this issue? Well, … Continue reading

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