Working through Multiple Sclerosis

Work is an important aspect of our lives, not only providing vital income for our families, but offering independence and a sense of accomplishment for the individual. However, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) can greatly affect employment and career opportunities due to the unpredictability of the disease.

Even though the nature of how we work is changing towards a more fexible approach, with advances in technology offering remote working, many people with MS still struggle to stay in work.

A diagnosis of MS does not impact skills and experience; but the symptoms caused by MS can vary and fluctuate over days and weeks, and interfere with a person’s ability to work.

As the disease progresses, disability can accumulate, making it more challenging to remain in work.