I have joined Versus Arthritis in Parliament to support their work and current campaigns.
Versus Arthritis works alongside volunteers, healthcare professionals, and researchers to do all they can to push back against arthritis. They are trying to find breakthroughs in treatments and are campaigning relentlessly for arthritis to be seen as a priority.
There are over 10 million people living with arthritis in the UK. That’s one in six, with over half of those living in pain every single day. The impact is huge as the condition slowly intrudes on everyday life – affecting the ability to work, care for a family, to move free from pain and to live independently. Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of ageing or shrugged off as ‘just a bit of arthritis’. Versus Arthritis don’t think that is OK. Building on legacies and expertise of both Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care, Versus Arthritis are trying to change the way people view the disease.
In Wales, 15% of women are receiving treatment for arthritis and 9% of men. Read more “Supporting Versus Arthritis”