There is support for people with MS from a number of different organisations, some of which are listed below. Please note these are external organisations and websites. The Berkshire MS Therapy Centre cannot take responsibility for their content.
The MS Society is the largest MS charity in the UK. As well as investing into research, it publishes information leaflets, has a free helpline and provides grants for people living with MS.
Helpline: 0808 800 8000
As well as the national services offered the MS Society have several local branches in the area including:
The MS Trust is a charity which works to make a difference today for the more than 130,000 people living with MS in the UK. If you have a question about MS, you can contact them or take a look at the topics in the A-Z of MS.
Helpline: 0800 032 38 39
MS-UK is a national charity empowering people to make informed choices so they can live a happier and healthier life with multiple sclerosis. MS-UK offers a Helpline, New Pathways magazine and a wealth of online activities including accessible exercise classes and chair yoga, plus information sessions, mindfulness courses and much more.
Helpline: 0800 783 0518
For many people with MS their first point of contact is a specialist MS nurse. Your MS nurse will be able to advise you on many aspects of MS and will be able to refer to other professionals if required. Your MS nurse is determined by your doctor and here are the contact details for the local ones: