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Government budget disappointment: Extra cash but not enough for health, social care crisis ignored

Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond, the UK government minister in charge of the Treasury, is under fire from critics.
Last week, Hammond introduced his budget that included £2.8bn funding for frontline NHS services in England over the next three years. […]

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Care homes for older people housing younger people, some with MS

The MS Society has discovered 3,000-plus people under the age of 65 living in care homes for older people. And that includes younger people with MS.
So, almost one in seven younger adults in UK residential care could be living in […]

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MS Society calls for legalisation of medicinal cannabis and dispels 5 myths

Legalise medicinal cannabis is the call of the MS Society as it tries to persuade the UK government to act. And, as part of its campaign, the society is seeking to dispel some popular misconceptions. It has also produced its […]

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U-turn over plans to delay treatment for people who are newly-diagnosed with MS

Multiple sclerosis campaigners, led by the MS Society, are celebrating a significant victory.
They opposed plans to delay access to disease modifying therapies (DMTs) for people newly diagnosed with MS in Northern Ireland. This is a UK area where certain […]

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Steps to Overcoming MS but MS Society warns diet is unproven

Overcoming MS (OMS) is a popular, yet unproven, diet and lifestyle programme for people with MS. And in just under two weeks, on Sunday October 22, you can learn more about it at an OMS conference in Brighton, UK.
Professor George […]

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Care cuts put those in need at risk

Vulnerable people are at risk because social work budgets cuts make it impossible to prepare meaningful care packages. And that is besides cuts to the government’s welfare benefits.
It’s the job of social workers to assess what support someone needs to […]

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Government figures prove UN’s human catastrophe verdict

Shocking new figures underline the facts behind a UN committee’s decision to describe UK welfare benefits as a human catastrophe.
And the figures come from the government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Not that they were provided willingly. The MS […]

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Silly season lacks real news stories – whether general or about disabilities

It’s silly season right now. At least, it is in the UK and many other countries. In the US, it is called the slow news season. Elsewhere it can be called cucumber time, or another such term.
The reason, of course, […]

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MS Walk discount for early registration

Every charity associated with any kind of disease, disorder or other health issue always needs to raise money. This may be used for all-important research, much need care, or raising public awareness.
Multiple sclerosis societies in countries all over the world […]

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Volunteer family carers not appreciated by government, new poll shows

Those who provide unpaid care for loved ones are not appreciated enough, according to a new poll. Carers in the UK are the same as caregivers in the USA.
The online poll was designed to find what the public thinks about […]

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