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MS Society stands ground on inaction rumours

MS Society stands ground on inaction rumours
17th August 2009

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society has announced its intentions to "definitely" respond to the government's green paper on social care reform, adding that it is to strongly oppose anything not in the interests of those with MS.

According to the organisation, a number of rumours have developed regarding the lack of activity from other charities, though the MS Society is holding an open consultation until November 13.

Dan Berry, the head of policy and campaigns at the MS Society, said that both he and the charity "fully understand" how serious the issue is, adding that it is "untrue" and to say it is being ignored.

He continued: "We're consulting people with MS on this, as we do on all proposals to change support and services for people living with MS."

Around 100,000 people in the UK are affected in some way by MS, with the MS Society funding research, running respite care centres and providing grants (financial assistance), education and training on the subject.

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