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We’ve joined forces with Arthritis Care to do more for people with arthritis

Arthritis Today Winter 2017 Issue 174People in an office clappingArthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care have a shared ambition to support people with arthritis to live full and active lives. That’s why from 1 November 2017 we've joined forces.

We’re working together, sharing our expertise and combining our strengths to become a single charity committed to having an even bigger positive impact on the over 10 million people in the UK living with arthritis.

Together our two organisations have decades of expertise and experience – in science and research, in campaigning, in providing information, advice and support and creating online and face to face networks for people with arthritis. By joining forces we know we can do so much more. We will focus our energies on:

  • finding better treatments and cures
  • providing the right information, advice and support to help people live well with arthritis
  • speaking out with a strong collective voice, influencing government to improve services for people with arthritis
  • changing attitudes towards arthritis.

While our merged charity takes shape, all our services, support, care and research will carry on as normal. We’ll keep talking and listening to people with arthritis about the impact the merger will have, to make sure your best interests are at the heart of everything we do. We’ll keep you informed in future editions of Arthritis Today about the changes we’re making, all the exciting opportunities joining together will bring, and the difference they’ll make to people with arthritis across the UK.

Introducing Arthritis Care

Arthritis Care helps people to recognise the early signs of arthritis, get diagnosed and manage their condition well. It has local branches and groups across the UK and offers people with arthritis information and support through online and face-to-face services.

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Juliette Wills

Juliette and Kirran, who helped to shape The Nation’s Joint Problem campaign content, share their experiences of being part of our groundbreaking push to change attitudes to arthritis.

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