Category Archives: Disabled living

MS-UK named ‘Charity of the Month’ by Give as you Live

We are pleased to say we have been named ‘Charity of the Month’ by Give as you Live, the online shopping charity fundraising organisation! By shopping online using the Give as you Live portal all purchases at thousands of online … Continue reading

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Attending the Patient Information Forum conference

Hello, Last month, I was one of the guest speakers at the Patient Information Forum conference talking about our experiences of Involving Users in Developing Health Information. Professor Theo Raynor, University of Leeds and Luto Research, set the context for the … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Robert’s adventure with Oceans of Hope… So where was I?

In May we continued the series of guest blogs from Robert Munns. Robert is involved with the Oceans of Hope Challenge, which is an adventure like no other for people affected by multiple sclerosis. In this series, Robert is taking … Continue reading

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Can you help us update our Choices leaflets?

Hi everyone, We are refreshing our Choices leaflets for people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) and we need your real life experience to help us shape them! If you have a diagnosis of MS, it would be great if you … Continue reading

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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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Research shout out

Augusta University are asking people affected by multiple sclerosis to complete a survey about emotional well-being. You can complete the survey online. Please note that this is an external survey.

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Exercising with foot drop

Meet the expert Alan Pearson is a Wellness Coach for MS-UK’s wellness centre, Josephs Court. Having spent over 15 years in the health and fitness industry, he has spent the last five years coaching, educating and helping people affected by … Continue reading

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