About MS

About MS

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system, which is often progressive. At present it remains incurable. Evidence and progress of the disease is very varied, some people with MS lead relatively normal lives with occasional acute episodes; at the other extreme, constant pain, loss of faculties and rapid progression via stages of disability.

Varying progression rates mean that our members have differing degrees of mobility and many are wheelchair users. The progress of the disease frequently leads to severely reduced independence and employment prospects, with consequent financial hardship and/or personal or relationship problems.

Newly Diagnosed?

There are a wide range of online resources, a few of which are linked here:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society website


The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now – to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.

Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre

For twenty years MSRC have supported people affected by multiple sclerosis; people were, and still are, at the centre of everything they do. They have always looked for new and improved ways to present services to those who need them.