You don’t have to face arthritis alone

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The ESCAPE-pain rehabilitation exercise programme is supported by Versus Arthritis. It's just one of the many ways we’re helping people to push back against arthritis.

If you’ve taken part in the programme and are asking yourself what is next, then read on.

We’re here whenever you need us, whether that’s someone to speak to when you have a question about your condition, or you’re looking to find out what’s available in your local area.

Our local support groups

Across the UK, passionate and dedicated volunteers run over 250 local groups. Bringing people with arthritis together to share their experiences and access face-to-face support. Find your nearest support group.

We've heard from many participants as they come to the end of ESCAPE-pain, that they would like to continue meeting and supporting each other in their local area. We can help you set up your own group.

Our volunteer development team will call you to talk you through the different options for your group. To arrange a call, email volunteering@versusarthritis.org.

  • We can help you scope out a venue, suggest how to promote your group, and support you to get started
  • Find out what our other support groups have been doing from walking groups to coffee mornings
  • Attend our local volunteer forums and learn more about the different activities across our charity that can help your group

Although the ESCAPE-pain course has finished, many of us have felt inspired enough to continue meeting each week to continue with the exercises.

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We’re here, whenever you need us

Whether that’s someone to speak to when you have a question about your condition, or you’re looking to find out what’s available in your local area.

Volunteer and get involved

We couldn’t do what we do without your support. There are lots of ways you can get involved

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