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Finances: Benefits

Sources of help The most obvious written source is the Disability Rights Handbook. This is updated every April and published by the Disability Alliance (see Appendix 2). This guide is very readable but, unless you are familiar with interpreting legislation, you should still seek advice from other sources. • The Benefits Agency handles social security […]

Mobility and managing everyday life: Driving

Benefits available There are a number of benefits for which you may be eligible. If you receive the higher rate mobility allowance, you will be allowed to claim exemption from vehicle excise duty (road tax) on one vehicle. This exemption is given on condition that the vehicle is used ‘solely for the purposes of the […]

Mobility and managing everyday life: Aids and equipment

Occupational therapy Many of the aids and much of the equipment that you might need are available through an occupational therapist or at least you are likely to be able to obtain their advice on what to have. Occupational therapy is mainly concerned with helping people to manage any difficulties they may have in ‘daily […]

Mobility and managing everyday life: Exercises

A physiotherapist would normally recommend a programme of management geared to the diagnosis of your mobility problems. The main aim of exercising is to: • try and keep as many muscles as possible in good working order; • strengthen those that have become weak; • help keep joints mobile; • help prevent them from getting […]

Mobility and managing everyday life: Professional help

Although there has been an explosion of health and fitness clubs, which might be thought to help people with mobility or other similar difficulties, very few of them have staff who will be aware of Multiple Sclerosis and its effects on movement. So it’s a good idea to seek the help of members of the […]

Mobility and managing everyday life

Mobility or movement problems can be variable depending on the overall disease development, and on whether you are currently in the middle of an attack or in remission. The main aim is to maintain as much mobility as possible, in particular to avoid what might be called ‘secondary’ damage in the form of wasting (‘atrophied’) […]