This Sunday is World MS Day which aims to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and bring together those who are living with the condition to share their stories. According to MS Society there are over 130,000 people with MS in the UK and each year nearly 7,000 people are newly diagnosed.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).The symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person and can affect any part of the body. They can include fatigue, numbness or tingling in different parts of the body, muscle stiffness and spasms, as well as problems with balance and co-ordination. There's currently no cure for MS, but a number of treatments which can help control the condition meaning that people can still carry out day to day activities, including working.
For many people with MS, having a supportive employer is what enables them to manage their condition at work, and to remain in employment. If one of your employees has been diagnosed with MS, we can provide support through our Management Referral Service.
To find out more about MS, please have a look at our booklet below.