People isolated by the coronavirus pandemic living with multiple sclerosis (MS) can seek support and assurance thanks to a new remote chatting service.

The Keep in Touch (KIT) service has been launched in response to a large number of the MS community shielding and socially distancing, ahead of a planned full befriending service later this year.

The charity are s making weekly calls to contact and chat with people affected by the ‘lockdown’. Anyone affected by MS including carers and family members can receive a phone call as a check-in to let people know they are not alone.

For more information on the services currently being offered by the MS Society or to donate visit Anyone affected by MS who needs support can call the charity’s free MS helpline on 0808 800 8000.