Arthritis Care provides support and services for people with arthritis in England. We provide them, their families and friends with support, understanding, information and expertise so that they can cope with the impact of the condition and get the most out of life.

In this section

Branches and groups

Our branches and support groups are a great way of meeting other people with the same condition in your area.

Face to face services

Our support services, provided across England, help you to better understand your condition, manage your pain, make positive changes, and feel less isolated. Living Well with Arthritis Working alongside community groups and health and social care professionals, our trained volunteer champions encourage you to take a proactive role in managing the physical, mental and emotional aspects of arthritis.

Their range of services are provided through peer to peer support, over the phone, at drop-ins, in groups or one on one.

Self management courses and workshops

We provide a number of group sessions to help you make improvements in your quality of life. Delivered by trained volunteers, topics cover:

pain management
activity and exercise
welfare and employment
managing change and goal setting

Young People and Families

Juvenile arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), lupus and other musculoskeletal conditions, can have a devastating effect on children and young people.

Often excluded from social situations because of their condition, many young people with arthritis do not have the opportunity to develop life skills in the same way as their peers.

Our Young People and Families service complements medical treatment by providing additional social and emotional support.

Children and young people living with arthritis will benefit from:

  • reduced isolation
  • increased resilience
  • a more positive outlook 

Parents and family members will achieve a greater understanding of their child's condition, receive helpful information and develop an extended support network.

Our 2019 young people and families event calendars

Take a look what we've got coming up in:

For more information about our services, email ypf@versusarthritis.org


All of our services are either delivered or supported by our amazing volunteers. Volunteering is at the very heart of Arthritis Care. It is thanks to the hard work, enthusiasm and commitment of volunteers that we are able to support millions of people living with arthritis every year.


We need your help to make arthritis a government and health service priority.

Email campaigns@arthritiscare.org.uk with your name and postcode to join our community and be the first to hear about Arthritis Care campaigns. Providing your postcode means we will only send you information that is relevant to where you live.

Contact us

Saffron House
6-10 Kirby Street
020 7380 6500

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