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People with MS 'want more respite care services'

People with MS 'want more respite care services'
26th May 2010

The country's leading multiple sclerosis (MS) charity has submitted a paper for the future of its respite care programme to its board of trustees.

Following a nationwide consultation and review, the MS Society has gauged the opinions and feelings of those with the condition and drawn up some alternative future plans for the charity to consider.

The charity's review found that people with MS and their carers want more respite care services, preferring holiday-style breaks.

It also came to the conclusion that social care needs to be more personal if it is to be effective.

"The future of adult social care across the UK will reflect the principles of personalisation: giving people more choice and control over the services and support they receive," the report stated.

According to the latest figures from the MS Society, there are currently around 100,000 people in the UK living with the disabling neurological condition.

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