Did your readers know that there are more than 100,000 people living with MS in the UK? Or that it is the most common condition of the central nervous system that affects young adults? While most people are diagnosed in their 20s and 30s, the condition can affect people of any age.
This week is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week, and I’d like to take a moment to tell your readers how by working in partnership with the MS Society, our charity provides support to people affected by the condition and their carers.
We understand that living with a condition that affects daily life presents many challenges and can have a profound impact on an individual’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Couple this with being unable to take time away from the stresses of everyday routines and it is inevitable that those affected can sometimes feel secluded and relationships begin to feel under strain.
I work for Revitalise – an amazing national charity that provides respite holidays for disabled people and their carers, including those with MS. Together with the MS Society, we are able to reach out to those feeling the strain and provide breaks that enable both carer and cared for to take time for themselves in a relaxed holiday environment. Our breaks help our guests restore their capacity to cope and sustain their caring relationship - an absolute essential for their quality of life.
If you would like to find out more about Revitalise, our breaks, or ways we can help you please visit: www.revitalise.org.uk or call 0303 303 0145.
Stephanie Stone, Revitalise