Free MS Awareness training for care providers

As part of MS-UK’s work to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis (MS), we are offering a FREE online MS Awareness session for care and support workers.

Click the links or buttons below to sign-up for the specific dates

Why does your team need this session?

Did you know that MS is the most common disabling neurological condition in young adults? It is estimated that there are over 130,000 people in the UK who have MS. it is estimated that approximately 55,000 people with MS need social care support.

MS-UK know that care workers are often the professionals that people needing support have most contact with. We want to help raise awareness of MS within your teams.

As well as having potential to impact on mobility, coordination, strength and muscle stiffness, MS symptoms are often ‘invisible’ and can impact on aspects of daily living, meaningful activities, and overall wellbeing. Nearly three quarters of respondents to a 2018 MS-UK survey told us that they have experienced issues relating to loneliness and isolation. People living with MS also have higher rates of anxiety and depression than the general population.

Combine all these social, physical, and mental health factors and it highlights why people with MS may need support from care and support services.

Who is this session for?

The session is open to care and support professionals (or volunteers) who may be supporting people with multiple sclerosis. This could be:

  • Residential care home support staff
  • Domiciliary/home care workers
  • community support workers
  • Personal Assistants
  • Private carers

Please share with any colleagues who you think may benefit.

What is the session about?

The session will touch on:

  • What is MS?
  • Symptoms that may impact on wellbeing
  • A personal insight into living well with MS
  • Symptom management and wellness – what support do people with MS need?
  • MS-UK services and how we can support the MS community and their allies
  • How care and support workers can support people on their MS journey

What do others have to say about MS-UK’s awareness sessions?

A prior participant said their biggest take away was:

‘Being provided with such a detailed insight into MS and all the tools needed to work with a client with MS’

‘The lived experience of someone with MS was such an eye opener. It made me see beyond the words MS to the person with MS. Thank you’

Who will be delivering the session?

All our work is driven by our organisational values and includes real voices of people living with MS. This session will be delivered by a member of our team in partnership with a volunteer with lived experience of MS.

How do I register?

Please book though our Eventbrite page. Once registered, you will be sent a zoom link and log in details.

There are places available 

Wednesday 09 October 2024

Friday 17 January 2025

Friday 16 May 2025

Friday 10 October 2025

Are there any other learning opportunities with MS-UK?

If feel that you or your team need a comprehensive understanding of multiple sclerosis, MS-UK have a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited MS Awareness eLearning course. This course is aimed at workers and volunteers who may support people affected by MS.

This course is written by professionals for professionals, so once completed, learners will have a thorough understanding of MS and be able to support those affected. The cost of the course is £20 per learner. Discounted rates for group bookings are available upon request. Contact learning@ms-uk.org or call 01206 226500.