Field Workers

Each Regional Society has skilled and experienced Field Workers who, if required, can assist you in finding the services you need.

Our Field Worker Service has developed from humble beginnings into a vital, high profile service, staffed by well-qualified people who are required to have a prior qualification and experience in such areas as teaching, nursing or social work.

MS Society Field Workers provide on-going support to people with MS by:

  • working with people newly diagnosed with MS on a one-to-one basis
  • offering up-to-date knowledge of MS and its management
  • providing advocacy and support
  • offering counselling or referrals to appropriate agencies
  • supporting partners, carers, families, friends, health professionals, employers and workmates
  • facilitating groups for people newly diagnosed and their partners, carers, children, workmates
  • offering assessment facilitation
  • providing social contact, for those who want it, with other people with MS, on either a group or individual basis
  • liaising with other services such as home-based care providers, community health services, counsellors,  professionals Work and Income to coordinate client needs
  • carrying out mobility assessments

Some MS Societies also offer physiotherapy, yoga classes, hydrotherapy at local pools and access to Riding for the Disabled, as well as assistive devices for daily living.

Contact your nearest regional society.