What does it do?The branches are run by volunteers. They provide a number of beneficial services, including:
a social networksupport through sharing experiencesproviding information – through Arthritis Care publications and guest speakers ways of managing arthritis, including exercise classes and hydrotherapygenerating awareness locally about arthritis and Arthritis Carebecoming active in campaigning activitiesThere are approximately 250 branches across the UK. Anyone can join. Branch members are of all ages and backgrounds, and enjoy great support through the network.
Most branches meet monthly, although many have a
range of activities throughout the year, including days out, Christmas
lunches and social events.
To locate your local branch contact the organisation or check their website.
Who it is for: People with arthritis can meet up and support others locally through this network.
Where it is available:Local service covering: Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Essex, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire
What it costs:Services are free of charge.
How to access or apply for it:
Arthritis Care in Central England
Carlton Business & Technology Centre
Nottingham NG4 3AT
Tel: 0115 952 5522
Fax: 0115 952 0336
Socialising, Care, Information & options appraisal, Companionship /befriending, Information, Health & wellbeing, Signposting / gateway service
Info last updated:24/03/2011.