MS Society blog
Keep up to date with the latest news and events from the MS Society.
In MS Week (29 April - 5 May) we'll be launching a report from an unprecedented piece of MS Society research. Over 10,000 people with MS took part in our survey, and their responses form a sobering and, at times shocking, picture of access to MS treatments and services across the UK.
In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
That same year, Westminster Abbey saw the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and rock and roll was born when Bill Haley gave his first performance of Rock Around the Clock.
On 6 December 2012, we held our first ever carers services partnership event, in South Wales.
The event was a chance for MS Society branches, carers services and organisations, MS professionals and representatives from local social services to share information and discuss collaborative working.
Do you want to help judges make decisions in benefit appeal cases involving disability?
The Judicial Appointments Commission is looking for people in England, Scotland and Wales who are disabled themselves or work with disabled people (as volunteers or professionally) to be judicial office holders at tribunals in the Social-Entitlement Chamber.
We know that around three quarters of people with MS rely on informal care and support from family and friends at some point in their lives.
Members of the MS Society from all parts of the UK met on 15 September for the Annual General Meeting in London.
They were welcomed by Simon Gillespie, the Chief Executive of the Society, who went on to reveal plans for the year ahead and reflected on achievements from 2011.
The MS Helpline takes 13,000 enquiries a year – and they’re now trialling a Saturday morning service to support even more people affected by MS.