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Improving Quality of Life for people with MS – Bolton, Salford and Manchester

20 Dec 2019 - 11:13 by michelle.foster

MS SocietyThe MS Society has launched a new project to support people living with MS in Bolton, Salford and Manchester.

The project aims to support people with MS to improve their emotional wellbeing and financial security.

It’s funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and is delivered in partnership with Citizens Advice Manchester.

What can the MS Society help with?
The MS Society can provide support and information on a range of topics, including:

  • Finances – financial advice, debt advice, benefits advice, benefits health checks or support with issues relating to your housing
  • Independence – to enable you to be as independent and mobile as possible, including applying for an MS Society grant where this is an option
  • Employment – support to stay in/return to work or help with an employer who doesn’t understand MS
  • Wellbeing – improving your wellbeing by linking you with local groups who can provide opportunities for you to meet other people with MS

You do not have to do any of this alone, as you will be matched with one of their volunteers who can support you whilst you are involved with the project.

How do I access the service?
If you feel the project could help you or if you’re a front line worker or health professional who feels that the project could benefit one of your clients or if you and / or your team would like to know more about the project, contact Mark Pritchard on 0792 042 9477, or email: Mark.Pritchard@mssociety.org.uk

Who can access the service?
If you are someone with MS and pay your council tax (where applicable) to either Bolton, Salford or Manchester Local Authority.

Volunteer for the project
Volunteers play a vital role in delivering this project, helping to signpost people with MS to appropriate advice and support them in the process. If you are interested in volunteering with the project click here

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