Citizens Advice Cornwall and the Multiple Sclerosis Society have joined forces to provide advice sessions for people with MS in the county, with the help of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.

The initiative follows a donation of £10,000 from the National Lottery to the MS Society to fund these sessions, which will be held at Citizens Advice Cornwall offices in Camborne, Truro, Penzance and Falmouth.

Citizens Advice Cornwall Chief Executive, Gill Pipkin, said:

“This partnership will help us reach more people with MS and give them specialist advice on issues such as disability benefits, grants for equipment and home adaptations as well as the full range of issues we deal with, such as debt, employment rights and housing.

“We’re looking forward to helping people with MS so they can concentrate on managing their condition and leading a fuller life.”

Fiona Salamone, of the MS Society South and West Cornwall Group, said:

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to link up with Citizens Advice Cornwall to enhance and expand the advice and guidance provided to people in our local community that are affected by MS”

Around 2,000 people have MS in Cornwall. The local MS Society group looks to improve the lives of people affected by MS through monthly support group meetings and social activities. They offer emotional, practical and financial support providing a platform for people to discuss their own individual circumstances while gaining knowledge from other people’s own experience and creating our own local MS family.

Anyone interested in learning more about the MS Society in South and West Cornwall can contact local organiser, Debs Hicks, at