November 10, 2020

7 Families campaign. Meet Daniel Pinder. Staying independent despite his Multiple Sclerosis

7 Families campaign. Meet Daniel Pinder. Staying independent despite his Multiple Sclerosis

About 7 Families

7 families is a charity led campaign to provide a tax-free income for one year to seven people who have lost their income due to serious or long-term illness or disability.

The objective of the campaign was to highlight the need for people to plan financially in case they become too ill to earn an income. The charity Disability Rights UK worked with seven families where the main breadwinner had been forced out of work by an accident or illness and had not received any related insurance payout.  The campaign was ground-breaking ‘7 Families’ campaign, is backed by some of the biggest companies in the UK.

The families are based in different parts of the country, come from various backgrounds and are experiencing the impacts of a range of different health conditions and injuries.

Meet Daniel Pinder. Staying independent despite his Multiple Sclerosis

Daniel Pinder was born deaf in November 1964. He was also diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age, but neither condition has stopped him from working as a rehabilitation officer.

However, sadly in 2009, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. “Many years earlier I had briefly lost sight in my left eye and experienced different short term episodes until I originally thought I suffered a stroke. When the confirmation finally came in July 2009 that it was MS it came as a relief because until then nobody could tell me what was really happening, Daniel said.

“The 7 Families campaign is an excellent way of raising public awareness of the real impact of health conditions. The money we received from the project will be used to improve our standard of living as well as training for future employment that is hopefully suited to my skills and abilities. I may also obtain specialist equipment that will aid me to be more independent whether socially or in employment.”

Follow Daniel’s journey here

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