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MS-UK

MS-UK was established in 1993, and is a small national charity dedicated to empowering people with multiple sclerosis to make the most of today, and live life to the full.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (your brain and spinal cord). Approximately 100,000 people in the UK live with multiple sclerosis, and MS-UK provides high quality, professional services for anyone affected by MS.

MS-UK does not accept NHS or pharmaceutical funding, so we can offer completely independent, unbiased information. Our mission is to provide high quality, accessible and relevant information and support to anyone affected by MS and empower people to have choice, control and independence.

At MS-UK, we provide practical and emotional support to anyone that has a connection to MS. Our national helpline and newly launched counselling service are available for anyone to access across the country, along with our bi-monthly magazine called New Pathways.

Josephs Court, our wellness centre, has over 180 clients in the local area and offers a range of specialised equipment designed to create strength and muscle tone and improve the general fitness of people affected by MS. Josephs Court also offers complementary therapies such as mindfulness and physiotherapy, as well as creating a great opportunity for socialising and bringing together a community of people that support each other.

Find MS-UK on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MultipleSclerosisUK

Follow MS-UK on Twitter at twitter.com/MSUK6

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Headway Essex

In Essex, every 58 minutes, somebody is admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury. As a charity, Headway Essex’s mission is to ensure that everyone in Essex living with an acquired brain injury can live a fulfilling life and that families and carers are better able to cope within their caring roles.

Working throughout Essex, the charity offers much-needed community support and day centre services to hundreds of clients, family, friends and carers each year.

In addition to The Headway Centre in Colchester, Headway Essex runs a brain injury helpline and seven support groups across the county that meet monthly. These groups are invaluable, giving those who attend an opportunity to meet other people with a brain injury, to share information and to hear from experts in brain injury care and rehabilitation.

To put the charity’s work into context, here’s what some of the clients and carers say:

“I have always appreciated the care Headway Essex has given to my daughter over the years. I don’t know how I would have coped without them”

“Without the support of Headway Essex, I do not know how we would have coped with life”

“Headway Essex has been a lifeline to me and given me hope of a better outcome for the future”

Find Headway Essex on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/headway.essex

Follow Headway Essex on Twitter at https://twitter.com/HeadwayEssex

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