Last reply 4 years ago
Where to move to?

I currently live in croydon and I’m looking for suggestions/recommendations of areas of the UK to move to. If you could move to anywhere in the uk, where would you move to and why? Additionally, where is the best place to move to for MS treatments and support?

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cazzzzzy
4 years ago

If I could move right now I’d make sure I was also very close to an MS Centre … They are wonderful places! 🙂

xxx


judy-gy
4 years ago

Without ms and with money- London, Nottingham / Bristol. Can afford Nottingham as transport / housing 1/3 1/2 cost – still has culture and can get everywhere from here. Centred of excellence and research for ms. Good for me I am here really. I think there is a ms centre to the north. Jx

Cheshire nice area and easy access to salford\hope hospital, which I have found brilliant tbh.


tiggermum
4 years ago

Difficult to say but things to consider: family, friends, carers, GP etc. I live in the NW of England and love the ability to get to places outside of my area. The Lake District is a source of calm when I feel bad. As is Chester Zoo – or at least the bat cave!!!

I believe where you live is a personal choice, and if I had a choice I would probably move somewhere warm, peaceful and laid back. That doesnt really say UK though. 🙁

Good luck in finding your place.


gav
4 years ago

I am leaning towards Scotland atm, but it is all still up in the air


northernlass
4 years ago

I’d say DORSET .. I lived there for 3 years a while ago and just loved the place but don’t know if it would be a great place to live if you need support for your MS as I didn’t know I had it back then.. but Scotland also sounds fantastic. Best of luck with your move @gav 🙂


graham100
4 years ago

Sod the uk. If I could go anywhere it would be the Maldives. I presume money is no object. Lol. If that’s silly? I will stay where I am. Better the devil you know.


tiggermum
4 years ago

Scotland – lovely
Maldives – wonderful

Just remember, wherever you move to, you still have you. It isnt possible to move away from yourself.

And if we are just dreaming (money no object) then I would be in the Seychelles on a little island called Moyenne. 🙂


gav
4 years ago

i have had leeds suggested to me which would tick the box friends as i still know quite a lot of people from my seven years in bradford, plus it’s Yorkshire 🙂


believetoachieve
4 years ago

@gav Cheshire is lovely but I moved from there to Brighton (where Im living now) and in my experience and a few others i know of, the treatment there for MS was awful!


kirstyscotland8
4 years ago

Glasgow is great, Southern General is great, if you get Dr O****** you are laughing. Edinburgh has the fancy Anne Rowling centre too though. Gooooo Scotland!!!

PS Name removed to protect person’s privacy – Stumbler.


thecuriosity
4 years ago

I would say scotland because of the ruling on healthcare within Scottish Parliament. It’s not my home anymore, but If you try and make friends people are incredibly warm and there are plenty of MS specialists around, so it’s well understood.

But like everyone’s been saying, it’s about where you feel comfortable/have support, opportunities and friends, the North definitely seems like a good shout though.


gav
4 years ago

I don’t suppose you know what the differences are with the benefits are in Scotland as opposed to England or is it the same?


thecuriosity
4 years ago

Well, in Scotland, they’ve ruled to scrap the cost of prescriptions which is Is definitely helpful for anything outside DMTs. My knowledge from my stepmother (works in the NHS in Scotland, within a large hospital, she knows a few MS specialists working there) is that there are more clinical trials happening there and a lot of the treatments are further on in getting approved, things seem to be happening in Scotland before other areas of the country.

If I didn’t have my job here I’d probably be there for my friends and family though, not necessarily the healthcare differences.


splick
4 years ago

http://www.mstcn.org.uk

Move to Norwich! We have an MS specialist physiotherapist with over 30 years experience with working in MS, and a fantastic therapy centre. Look at our post in the speakeasy.

Good luck….

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