Charity (no. 1139257)


"Our aim is to assist people to cope with MS by giving mutual support, information and advice."

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

The Portsmouth and District branch of the MS Society helps local people in many different ways, one of which is financial support in the form of a grant to help individuals whose lives have been touched by MS and may need help with equipment or respite.  

Our Services Are

Low Cost Subsidised Donation Appreciated

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What We Do

Care and support 

MS can be tough to deal with, especially when you've just been diagnosed. But you're not alone. Here are some of the ways we can help with support and information about everything from telling your family to what your rights are at work.

Emotional support 

Find out about support for people living with MS including coping with diagnosis, telling people you have MS, MS Helpline and getting help. 

Financial help 

Find out more about disability benefits, the grants we provide and other financial support for people with MS. 

Everyday living 

Find out about the changes you can make to minimise the impact of MS on your life, and where to turn if you need more support. 

Online community 

Our bloggers and MS Forum members know what its like to live with MS. Read personal stories on our blog or chat on our forum. 

Support for carers 

Most people with MS will need support from family and friends at some point. If you care for someone with MS we can help.

MS Helpline 

Our free MS Helpline gives emotional support and information to anyone living with MS. 

Care services 

This section explains more about healthcare, social care and residential care, and will help you get the best support for you.


Read our award winning publications and factsheets, or search the world's biggest MS library. 

Local Support.

We offer a friendly ear, exercise opportunities and social events . Come along join in with as much as you can or wish to do.
  • Yoga,  Every Monday 10.45 –12 Midday  
  • Physio,  Every second Thursday 10.45 –12 Midday  
  • Monthly coffee mornings  10.15 –12 Midday  
All events above take place at:  The Frank Sorrell Centre, Prince Albert Road,  Southsea PO4 9HR  

Exercise classes

  • Weekly Wednesday Exercise class  : 2pm - 3pm at David Lloyd Gym
  • Weekly Friday Exercise class :  1pm – 2pm  at Nuffield Health Gym
  • Monthly Thursday Exercise class : First Thursday of the month from 1.30pm – 3.30pm  at Jubilee Hall, Crouch Lane, PO8 9SU 

Monthly Meet Up

We meet up every last Saturday of the month from 11am to midday at the Good Companion.

Our aim is to help people cope with MS by providing mutual support, information and advice

Please Click on the green links for further details including contact numbers, prices where applicable and accessibility information.

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As a Branch we are self-funding and rely heavily on fundraising to enable us to continue the support we offer to those affected by MS. Presently we are looking for enthusiastic and imaginative people who can help us with fundraising ideas or by participating in helping to raise much needed funds for us to continue our good work in helping people when they are in need.  Do you, a relative or friend have any ideas to help us raise much needed funds for our branch? 

For example : help out with a store collection, row in a Dragon Boat Race, abseil down the Spinnaker Tower - or do you have another idea? 

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Additional Info

Community Neurological Service

The Community Neurological Service is a specialist multi professional service for adults aged 18 years and over, registered with a Portsmouth City GP, with a one of the following neurological conditions – Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury.

For MS Specialist Nurse Team:

Contact Information Portsmouth  Area

Contact:Nicky Tomkinson between 8.30 am and 4.30pm
Phone:0300 123 5009
Address:Turner Centre, St. James Hospital, Locksway Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 8LD

Contact Information South East Region

Contact: Simon Ghafur & Annabel Pearce between 8.30 am and 4.30pm

Phone:  02392 681067  

Email: [email protected]

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