The MS Society UK’s announcement that it is supporting the Any Disability symbol on invisible disabilities has been welcomed by Martin Whitfield MP.
The MS Society is the UK’s largest charity working with and for people affected by multiple sclerosis. It campaigns at all levels, funds ground-breaking research and provides award winning support and information.
As many people living with MS do so with hidden or invisible symptoms, the symbol’s aim to more accurately represent the full range of people with various disabilities who use accessible facilities is highly relevant.
Speaking about the MS Society’s support, Martin Whitfield MP, said:
“I was incredibly proud to help launch this symbol in parliament over the summer and in the process achieve the support of over 50 MPs who are backing the campaign. We want to see this new signage spread right across the UK, inside buildings, outside toilet facilities, transport hubs and on government literature.
“The MS Society are doing incredible work, fighting for the treatment, services and care of those with MS in the UK. They also recognise the societal stigma that is unfortunately attached to conditions such as multiple sclerosis and are committed, like I am, to ensure people that may have hidden symptoms face no discrimination in their day to day lives.
“It is fantastic therefore, to be working closely with the MS Society on this campaign, and that members of the MS community have responded positively to this signage.”