WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GET INVOLVED IN MS RESEARCH?
Our team became in volved in MS research as part of our work supporting people with acquired neurological disability. We recognised that current funding systems are typically geared for people whose condition does not change over time. People with progressive neurological disorders, in this case MS, experience changing support needs as their condition fluctuates and progresses. Thus, we need systems that are responsive to a person’s changing support, health and housing needs. To help achieve this, we need a better understanding of the needs and preferences of people with MS across a range of areas including disability support, specialist disability housing and hospital discharge processes.