Multiple sclerosis

Helping you stand on your own two feet.

We take a flexible and individual approach to the multiple sclerosis care we provide, tailoring our support to meet the unique needs of our clients.

Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) often requires just that approach; it not only occurs in a number of different forms, and affects people differently, but brings with it a level of uncertainty about how the condition will progress.

What is multiple sclerosis?

MS is a neurological condition that affects around 100,000 people in the UK. It is an autoimmune condition - that's where something goes wrong with the immune system (the body’s defence against infection) and it mistakenly attacks healthy body tissue. MS affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord; they become damaged and hardened, disrupting nerve signals.

MS is not directly inherited; a combination of genetic and environmental factors are thought to cause the disease.

MS has a wide range of potential symptoms, and they affect each person differently. Some of the most common symptoms include: fatigue, numbness and tingling, blurring of vision, mobility problems, muscle weakness and tightness.

  • Cause

    MS is a neurological condition that affects around 100,000 people in the UK. It is an autoimmune condition - that's where something goes wrong with the immune system (the body’s defence against infection) and it mistakenly attacks healthy body tissue. MS affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord; they become damaged and hardened, disrupting nerve signals.

    MS is not directly inherited; a combination of genetic and environmental factors are thought to cause the disease.

  • Symptoms

    MS has a wide range of potential symptoms, and they affect each person differently. Some of the most common symptoms include: fatigue, numbness and tingling, blurring of vision, mobility problems, muscle weakness and tightness.


How can we help?

We work with each of our clients on an individual basis – starting with a detailed initial assessment by our nursing team to identify specific needs and any specialist support required. We’ll then put together a detailed care and lifestyle plan, taking into account all clinical needs, as well as social requirements, goals and aspirations.

We know it’s not always easy to welcome somebody new into your home. That’s why we take the time to match each of our clients to the right team of personal care assistants providing their day-to-day care, based on both clinical skill and personality.

Naturally, our personal care assistants develop a detailed knowledge of our clients’ needs and condition as they work with them. That means they are often ideally placed to identify early signs of relapse, or more gradual deterioration, and take the appropriate action.

What’s more, we understand that our clients’ care needs may change over time as their condition progresses. Through regular review by our dedicated nursing team we ensure that we’re always providing the right level of support to our clients – whether that’s implementing increased support as a result of relapse, exploring changes to routine to help manage symptoms, or adapting to a change in circumstance.

Through our holistic approach we not only seek to help our clients manage their condition, but also enable them to maximise their independence.

Contact us today to find out more