Together Versus Arthritis

Together Versus Arthritis - a new exciting project that will strengthen and broaden the support available to people with arthritis in local areas

Versus Arthritis supports people living with arthritis and related conditions to access to the best information, advice and support they need, whenever and wherever they need it.

As well as researching better treatments, raising awareness about arthritis and campaigning on the issues that impact people with arthritis the most, we know that the services, support and information available in local areas is critical to supporting people with arthritis to live well.

That’s why we’re starting a new exciting project called Together Versus Arthritis which by bringing communities together aims to strengthen and broaden the support and information that is available to people with arthritis in local areas. We’re delighted to announce that we will be launching Together Versus Arthritis in three areas: Argyll & Bute, Belfast and Birmingham.

We’ll work together with people with arthritis, volunteers, co-ordinators, researchers, healthcare professionals, other charities and organisations to understand what local people with arthritis need and learn what works best in each area.

Everything we learn from this new approach will help us develop how we work across the UK in the future.

There are lots of ways you can be involved. You may volunteer to run a local group, provide information to others, campaign for better services, get involved in research, fundraising and much, much more. Whatever your skills or background, there’s a way you can get involved as a Local Touchpoint or benefit from the services that these Local Touchpoints will provide.

Over the next few months, we’ll be actively recruiting volunteers to be our Local Touchpoints and we’ll be updating the resources, information and support available for people with arthritis and their loved ones in those areas as the project develops.

This is a great opportunity to join others in your local area, to develop your skills and knowledge and to make a difference to the lives of people living with arthritis. We’ll support you all the way.

Together, we’ll make sure that people with arthritis have the help, support and advice they need to live well.

If you live in Argyll & Bute, Belfast or Birmingham and want to know more please get in touch at together@versusarthritis.org, or if you are interested in getting involved, please complete this form and your Local Development Officer will be in touch with information about the opportunities available.

Become a Local Touchpoint for Together Versus Arthritis