Dear Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle,
More than 130,000 people live with MS in the UK, and many rely on services like physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and exercise classes to stay active, manage their condition and do the everyday things many others take for granted.
But the MS Society’s new report “Too Much To Lose” shows that since lockdown began, 7 in 10 people (69%) with MS couldn’t speak to a rehabilitation professional when they needed to. Without this support, people with MS are losing their mobility, their confidence and their independence.
Readers can help by asking local health leaders to pledge their support for better access to rehabilitation for people with neurological conditions like MS. For more information, visit https://www.mssociety.org.uk/local-health.
Ms. R Steeds