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About us

Everything we do is driven by knowledge to positively impact on what matters to people with arthritis.

Our long term commitment is to:

  • prevent the onset of arthritis
  • develop a cure for arthritis
  • transform the lives of those with arthritis.

Too many people live with the pain, isolation and fatigue arthritis causes. This has to stop.

Arthritis Research UK has merged with Arthritis Care so that we can address this huge unmet need and do more for, and with, people with arthritis.

We are combining the strengths of both charities so that together we can do more to:

  • Change attitudes towards arthritis so that people with arthritis feel empowered, experience greater understanding and are able to ask for the help and support that they need
  • Provide the right information, advice and support to help people live well with arthritis
  • Influence government and improve the provision of services so people with arthritis get access to the help and support they need
  • Find better treatments and cures.

Merger with Arthritis Care

On 1st November 2017 Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care joined together so that we can do more to help people with arthritis to live full and active lives.

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What does Arthritis Research UK do?

Arthritis Research UK invests in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis.

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Our purpose and strategy

Arthritis Research UK exists to prevent the onset of arthritis, develop a cure for arthritis and transform the lives of those with arthritis (now and in the future) by building, applying and sharing knowledge.

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Our history and achievements

Since Arthritis Research UK was founded in 1936, treatment of arthritis and related conditions has changed beyond recognition. Much of this is as a result of the research we’ve funded.

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Work for us

If you want to be part of a team who supports people to be able to say "I am in control, independent and recognised" then we may be the right fit for you.

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Annual report and accounts

Our annual report and financial statements provide a summary of our work over the past year.

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Information for suppliers

Information about procurement for existing and potential suppliers.

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Our finances and pay

We’re committed to being open and transparent about the work that we do, and about the money that we raise and how we spend it.

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How we spend your donations

Your donations to Arthritis Research UK support vital research programmes that provide answers about the causes of arthritis and result in better treatment for people living with arthritis. Find out more about how your money is spent.

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How we're managed

Find out how we're managed, and about our spokespeople, trustees and patrons.

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Fundraising standards

Arthritis Research UK is proud to be a member of the Institute of Fundraising, and as such we are committed to the principles of honesty, accountability and transparency with regard to fundraising

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Arthritis information

Find out everything you want to know about arthritis and related conditions, including information on treatment and self-management.

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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.