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Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Description

The Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society aims to empower people with multiple sclerosis and allied neurological diseases and their families, by providing them with professional support, education, information and skills, to participate actively in the community in ways that are meaningful to them. We offer numerous opportunities to interact and meet with other society members, all held on a regular basis.

Free and confidential information on all things MS - referrals to health professionals and help accessing MSD information/work questions and support. Family/whānau more than welcome to access this service - work with a holistic approach to client care.

Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society can provide assistance to people with multiple sclerosis which includes:

  • Discussing a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and what this means for you, your family and for the future
  • Knowledge is Power information kits available
  • Home visits by appointment
  • Newsletter
  • Up-to-date information about multiple sclerosis and management of the condition
  • Discussion about disease modifying therapies
  • Advocacy and education 
  • Referral to other agencies and allied health professionals
  • Education & support for partners, carers, families, friends, employers and work colleagues
  • Facilitating support groups and networks where appropriate
  • Support for employment meetings
  • Conducting assessment of needs i.e. acceptance criteria for the Total Mobility Scheme
  • Liaising with & helping with applications for other service providers, such as WINZ and home care agencies
  • Facilitating support groups across the Otago region
  • Support for lotteries funding

Multiple Sclerosis Otago works at empowering the people of Otago and their support networks to actively participate in their community.

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in

Charges

Services free of charge

Hours

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

We will re-open Monday 17th January 2022.

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 7 Jan.
Other: Closed 10 Jan — 14 Jan.

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Advocacy

Injury, illness or disability

  • Disability support
  • Needs assessment
  • Respite
  • Self management
  • Transport
  • Conducting assessment of needs i.e. acceptance criteria for the Total Mobility Scheme
  • Referrals for rehabilitation; occupational therapists, physiotherapists
  • Organising respite care
  • Educational support
  • Individual assistance 
  • Referrals to counselling services

Transport

  • Disability transport (total mobility)
  • Advocacy and education for people with Multiple Sclerosis, their family, friends and work colleagues

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Region

Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago

Website

Contact Details

The office for Otago MS Society and Field Officer are in Dunedin Community House, 283 - 301 Moray Place. 

Leave a message and we will get back to you - the answerphone is on an automated system.

Monthly groups are held across the region in Dunedin, Balclutha, Oamaru and bi-monthly in Central Otago. Home visits can be made by appointment. 

Bimonthly radio shows on: oar.org.nz - under MS Momentum

On-site training for allied healthcare and public talks for groups available on request.

facebook.com/OtagoMSS/

Due to work at Dunedin Community House the Field Officer will be mostly working from home - always available via phone and email.

MS Otago
Dunedin Community House
283-301 Moray Place
Dunedin
Otago 9016

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Street Address

MS Otago
Dunedin Community House
283-301 Moray Place
Dunedin
Otago 9016

Postal Address

283 Moray Place
Dunedin 9016

This page was last updated at 3:48PM on November 18, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society.