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Improving Quality of Life for people with MS

Wed, 18/12/2019

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

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 we help with?

We 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 our 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 then please contact Mark Pritchard on the details below.

If you’re a front line worker or health professional who feels that the project could benefit one of your clients then please contact Mark Pritchard on the number below.

If you and / or your team would like to know more about the project, please contact Mark Pritchard who can arrange to discuss it in more detail with you.

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 please follow the link below.

Apply to be an Information and Support Volunteer 

Where can I go for more information?

To find out more about the project please contact Mark or Mia on the details below.

Mark Pritchard - Project Officer
t: 07920 429 477 / e: Mark.Pritchard@mssociety.org.uk
Mia Tamarin - Admin Officer
t: 0208 438 0815 / e: Mia.Tamarin@mssociety.org.uk