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Care and support

MS can be tough to deal with, especially when you've just been diagnosed.

But you're not alone. Explore this page to find out how we can help with support and information about everything from telling your family to what your rights are at work.

Care and support during the coronavirus outbreak

We've worked with our policy and information experts to bring you the latest on MS, social distancing, treatments and benefits during the coronavirus outbreak.

MS and coronavirus care and support

In this section

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Emotional support

Find out about support for people living with MS including coping with diagnosis, telling people you have MS, MS Helpline and getting help.
Get emotional support
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Financial help

Find out more about disability benefits, the grants we provide and other financial support for people with MS.
Find out about financial help
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Everyday living

Find out about the changes you can make to minimise the impact of MS on your life, and where to turn if you need more support.
Read about everyday life with MS

Local support

We have more than 270 local groups around the UK run by thousands of dedicated volunteers. Our groups bring together people living with MS locally and provide support.
Find your local group

Online community

Our bloggers and MS Forum members know what its like to live with MS. Read personal stories on our blog or chat on our forum.

Explore our online communities

Support for carers

Most people with MS will need support from family and friends at some point. If you care for someone with MS we can help.

Find out about support for carers

MS Helpline

Our MS Helpline gives emotional support and information to anyone living with MS.

Contact the MS Helpline

Care services

This section explains more about healthcare, social care and residential care, and will help you get the best support for you.
Find out about care services


Read our award winning publications and factsheets, or search the world's biggest MS library.

Explore our resources

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£65could pay for someone with MS to have a session with our Benefits Adviser to help them get the support they need

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£10a month could pay for lab equipment like microscope slides to study the building blocks of MS

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£30a month could process a blood sample to help us understand what causes MS, so we can stop it in its tracks

Your regular donation means we can keep funding world class MS research with confidence. Together we will stop MS.

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Find support near you

We can't meet face-to-face right now. But there's still lots of ways to connect with people near you who understand what life's like with MS. From coffee mornings to online yoga classes. Put in your postcode to find out what's near you.

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