MS Society in Dingwall

Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Mon, 2009-12-21

The Ross-shire branch of the MS Society has an informal group meeting every two months in the Church of Scotland Hall in Evanton, with speakers, group therapy, advice, fundraising, home visits arranged and much more. It is a chance for sufferers of MS to come along, find help and advice for any problems they may have, join in a bit of group therapy and generally find out what is happening which could help them.

Scotland has the highest prevalence of MS in the world, with over 85,000 people affected in the UK and over 10,400 in Scotland. The MS Society of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, and the MS Society Scotland are dedicated to supporting everyone whose life has been affected by MS by providing a diverse range of services.

Ross-shire MS Society branch chairman Dave Selkirk said, “The branch provides a range of support and information to people affected by multiple sclerosis, all of which is done by local volunteers. The funds raised by the rally will give a huge boost to the support we can offer and make a real difference to the lives of people affected by MS throughout Ross-shire.”

Mark Hazelwood, director, MS Society Scotland, said, “We rely entirely on the generosity of the public to fund our work supporting people affected by MS.”

The Branch exists to help ALL who suffer from MS, whether or not they join the Branch. New members are always very welcome. The group is always looking for volunteers to help out.

Services:

  • Medical matters: the gp and consultant
  • Community nursing service
  • Local community hospital care services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Highland hospice
  • Ms Nurse
  • Social work services
  • The MS Society has an excellent booklet: DLA – a Guide obtainable from the National Office or Branch Secretary. HAIN (Highland Advice & Information Network) & CAB (Citizens Advice Bureau) give help with working out benefits.
  • Highland disabled ramblers
  • LEAD – Linking Education and Disability
  • Community day services for people with a disability
  • Shop mobility
  • Holidays & respite care
  • Finance & funding
  • Publications
  • Caring for carers

For information regarding the work of the Branch, contact: The Secretary on 01463 861342.
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