National charity, the MS Society, have recently launched their #BreakingPoint campaign, which calls on the UK Government to support people with MS through the cost of living crisis and beyond.
Their new report shows people with MS are already struggling to make ends meet. Disability benefits have long failed to provide enough support to cover the extra costs of living with MS. And now:
- Nearly two-in-five people with MS who claim means-tested benefits surveyed can’t afford to keep their homes warm. And around a third of this group can’t afford the medication or treatments they need
- One in four people with MS do not have enough money for food, and one in 20 have been forced to use a food bank in the past year
- Around 3 in 10 people with MS surveyed have had to reduce their spending by reducing or stopping therapies or treatments
The MS Society have set up a petition to call on the UK Government to urgently roll out a new cost of living package to support people with MS to survive the winter and beyond.
To find out more about the campaign and to sign the petition, please go to the MS Society Breaking Point web page