Calls for changes to a key disability benefit to be given priority by the government are being spearheaded by the country’s lead campaigning multiple sclerosis charity. It is also championing efforts to influence the agenda of a cross-party MS group.
A new multiple sclerosis charity has appeared in the UK, inspired by one successful HSCT treatment, provided free of charge by the country’s National Health Service (NHS). It is the first charity dedicated to autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for MS patients living in the UK. The treatment was given to James Coates two … Continue reading Charity AIMS to help MS patients to have HSCT
World MS Day is only one month away! World MS Day is almost with us, in fact the countdown has begun to May 30. Organiser, the MS International Federation (MSIF) says the #bringinguscloser campaign is now in full swing. In a statement about the day, MSIF said: Progressive MS Alliance Over the years, the global … Continue reading On your marks for World MS Day 2018
Current work and pensions secretary Esther McVey stands accused of lying to fellow MPs about the Motability disability car scheme. In parliamentary-speak, this is called 'misleading the house'. And the accusation comes from within her own party! Lord Sterling, who was a founder of Motability in 1977, told McVey in a letter that the “litany … Continue reading Conservative peer calls out McVey for lying to MPs about Motability
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. Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis claims to promote the integration of diet and lifestyle changes into standard medical … Continue reading Steps to Overcoming MS but MS Society warns diet is unproven
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 Society forced them out by a freedom of information request. During the first three … Continue reading Government figures prove UN’s human catastrophe verdict
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 are no different in this respect. Their work all needs money. The UK’s MS … Continue reading MS Walk discount for early registration
There are only a limited number of colours, and combinations of them, but there are many health and disability causes. That’s the reason why, for each color, there are a number of charities that use it for their publicity and fundraising activities. Just take the orange ribbon as an example. We know that it is … Continue reading Excuse me, which charity does your ribbon represent?
First, I have a confession to make, I don’t watch soap operas on television but the fact is they do attract huge and often passionate audiences. They develop different story lines from time to time, and the newest such story in one leading TV soap in the UK is one of its main characters being … Continue reading MS takes centre stage on television soap
Nominations are being sought for individuals and groups for the U.K.’s MS Society Awards 2017. Organizers say the awards will recognize the stars of the MS community and their contributions during 2016. While not wishing to denigrate the awards in any way, I cannot help but feel that all of us who have, or are … Continue reading MS Society Award Nominations: We All Are Stars