Mutual Support - The Armed Forces Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Mutual Support - The Armed Forces Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

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Mutual Support - The Armed Forces Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

We support over 1,000 Serving and retired members of the Armed Forces, dependants and carers affected by Multiple Sclerosis.

Founded 1991

  • Mission statement

    A diagnosis of MS is hard for anyone, but it is that little bit harder for Service personnel and their families because the vast majority of Service people with MS will lose not only their good health, but also ultimately their careers and the accommodation provided for them by the MOD.

    Mutual Support is here to help its members through this difficult time and help ease the sometimes difficult transition to civilian life. That support continues for the lifetime of the Member.

    We are one of the MS Society’s National Support Groups working to their accredited standards. The Group is not funded by the MS Society or the Government but relies on the support of other bigger Service Charities and Benevolent Funds and the generosity of our own members and members of the public. The accounts provided are those of the MS Society and not our own.

    Mutual Support is run by a group of dedicated volunteers who all have direct experience of MS and the Armed Forces. The well-organized and experienced Support Team with representatives from the Army, Navy and RAF is able to help members with state benefits, pensions, careers advice or general MS-related information.

    Mutual Support also provides:

    Information packs for members
    Regular newsletters
    Support & Respite Weekends with guest speakers & workshops for carers and children of parents affected by MS.

    We do all this on a budget of just £40K pa. Supporting over 1,000 members.

  • Aims

    Mutual Support - The Armed Forces Multiple Sclerosis Support Group aims to:

    • To enhance and improve the quality of life of all military personnel, their families and carers affected by MS, through support, information, advocacy and counselling.
    • To provide a safe environment for members of the military family affected by MS to be able to share their experiences and talk about the impact MS has had on their lives.
    • To educate and provide information to the military, the public and healthcare professionals to help support those affected by MS.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1991

    Registered Charity Number: 1139257

    Board members: 10

    Volunteers: 21

    Phone number: 01480 534873

    Address: Robins Wood PE28 4AQ

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