The following are some very useful charities and groups with useful links to websites for more information on your condition and treatments available.
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Versus Arthritis is the UK’s largest charity dedicated to supporting people with arthritis. It was launched in September 2018, following the legal merger of the two leading arthritis charities in the UK, Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care. www.versusarthritis.org
Copeman House, St Mary’s Court
St Mary’s Gate
Chesterfield S41 7TD
Phone: 0300 790 0400
Northern Ireland Versus Arthritis
1 Shore Rd, Belfast, BT15 3PG
Phone: 028 9078 2940
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)
NRAS is a patient-led organisation in the UK specialising in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Due to its targeted focus on RA and JIA, NRAS provides truly expert and wide-ranging services to support, educate, provide resources to and campaign for people living with these complex autoimmune conditions. Their websites (www.nras.org.uk / www.jia.org.uk) provide detailed and credible information about the two conditions. Their frontline services, such as a Freephone helpline, telephone volunteer support, publications etc. are all free to use!
For any information or guidance regarding Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) or Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA):
- Visit www.nras.org.uk or www.jia.org.uk
- Call the NRAS Freephone Helpline on 0800 298 7650 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS)
The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society is a charity working for people affected by ankylosing spondylitis in the UK. www.nass.co.uk
Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance (PAPAA)
The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance supports and advises people affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. www.papaa.org
Lupus UK is the only national registered charity supporting people with systemic lupus and discoid lupus and assisting those approaching diagnosis. www.lupusuk.org.uk
Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Association
The Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Association is a national charity and self-help organisation, committed to supporting people who have these conditions and their Carers. www.raynauds.org.
Raynauds and Scleroderma Association
112 Crewe Rd
Cheshire ST8 2JA
Phone: 01270 872776
British Sjögren’s Syndrome Association, BSSA Charity
British Sjögren’s Syndrome Association (BSSA) charity to support sufferers of the autoimmune disease that causes sore eyes, dry mouth, arthritis and fatigue. www.bssa.uk.net
Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK (SRUK)www.sruk.co.uk
Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK (SRUK) is the UK’s only charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with scleroderma and Raynaud’s phenomenon. www.sruk.co.uk
Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis UK
A registered charity set up to meet the needs of people with the debilitating conditions Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) or Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). They offer support, raise awareness and promote research. www.pmrgca.co.uk