In the latest issue of Open Door (May 2016)


Research update

The latest research on how MS affects taste, which activities promote memory, and the needs of families where a parent has been diagnosed with MS.

MS Services

How can occupational therapists help people with MS?

We speak to Gilly Burdon, an MS specialist OT based in Hereford, about her work, the difference she makes, and how she's supported by the MS Trust.

My story

  • Making our voices heard- We talk to Mags Lewis, disability spokesperson for the Green Party about how she dealt with MS diagnosis and forged a new career in politics

Practical tips

Planning ahead

Diane Shenton explores some of the ways she found planning ahead gave her a feeling of empowerment

Get involved

  • A small idea that grew - 12-year-old Megan Cass tells us about the garden party she held to support families like hers that are affected by MS, and why she'll be doing the same again this summer.
  • Trek the Grand Canyon, USA! 13-20 May 2017. We're looking for MS Trust supporters to join a 45 mile trek and explore one of the most fascinating natural wonders of the world.

15 minutes with MS Trust volunteer Amy Mackelden

Amy Mackelden writes plays, poetry and pop criticism. She was diagnosed with MS in 2014 and this year volunteered to join the advisory group of our MS Forward View project. Here she explains why she got involved and what inspires her.


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