Our vision is for people to live active lives, free from the impact of arthritis.

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Welcome to Arthritis Action

Arthritis Action is the only UK charity offering hands-on, practical help for people with arthritis to improve their quality of life whilst living with the condition. We offer our Members healthy eating advice, physical therapies, exercise tips and pain management techniques whether or not they are having medical treatment. See the benefits of membership, or sign up to receive our free electronic Newsletter.

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      We offer our Members the opportunity to have physical therapies with our network of healthcare professionals called Associated Practitioners (APs). These professionals are qualified as osteopaths, chartered physiotherapists, McTimoney chiropractors and acupuncturists.

      To find your nearest AP, just put in your postcode and the nearest practitioners (in a radius of 30 miles) will appear as flags on the map. Please click on the flags to find out more details about each practitioner. Alternatively, just click on the flags in your area of the country.

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      Our work is funded solely by donations. We rely on the money you provide to enable us to support people to manage their arthritis. Whatever you can give makes a huge difference. For more information on how your money helps click here

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      Dec
      22
      Fri
      Arthritis Action Christmas Holiday Closure
      Dec 22 2017 @ 1:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 11:15 pm
      Arthritis Action Christmas Holiday Closure

      Our London and Eastbourne offices will be closing a little earlier at 1pm on Friday the 22nd of December 2017, so that all our staff can spend the festive season with their families. We shall be back full of festive cheer (and the odd extra mince pie crumb on our sweaters) on Tuesday the 2nd of January 2018!

      We wish you all a happy and restful Festive Season!

      Feb
      1
      Thu
      Eastbourne Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Eastbourne Arthritis Action Group

      Please come along to our next Eastbourne Arthritis Action Group to  meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      Speaker: TBC

       

       

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 – or email us: info@arthritisaction.org.uk to reserve your place.

       

      Feb
      5
      Mon
      Ferndown Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Ferndown Arthritis Action Group

      Please come along to our Ferndown  Arthritis Action Group to  meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      Speaker: TBC

       

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 – or email us: info@arthritisaction.org.uk to reserve your place.

       

      Kent Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
      Kent Arthritis Action Group

      Please come along to our next Kent Arthritis Action Group to meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      Speaker: TBC

       

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 – or email us: info@arthritisaction.org.uk to reserve your place.

       

      Feb
      6
      Tue
      Staines Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Staines Arthritis Action Group

      Please come along to our next Staines Arthritis Action Group to meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      Speaker: TBC

       

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 – or email us: info@arthritisaction.org.uk to reserve your place.

       

      Feb
      7
      Wed
      Norwich Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Norwich Arthritis Action Group

      Our first Norwich Arthritis Action Group this year will provide an opportunity to meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      Our speaker this month will be Katherine Dyer, Clinical Nurse Manager, Pain Management Service at Norwich University Hospital who will be presenting a talk on how to approach pain management without focusing on medication-based methods.

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 – or email us: info@arthritisaction.org.uk to reserve your place.

      Feb
      9
      Fri
      SME Warrington @ Leicestershire
      Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 10 @ 4:30 pm
      SME Warrington @ Leicestershire

      We are very excited to announce that for the first time, we will be hosting one of our Self-Management Events (SME) in Warrington!

      About SMEs: We run Self-Management Events (SMEs) at different venues across the country. They take place over two half-day sessions and are open to the public. Attendance is free for all to attend! We just require you to let us know you want to come along, to make sure there are enough seats.
      As an attendee, you will learn how to manage your arthritis by trying out different techniques to see what works best for you. In short, our self-management events may help you overcome the physical & emotional problems caused by living with arthritis that can affect the quality of your daily life.

      When: SMEs are held over the course of two consecutive half-days, so there’s enough time to digest all the information.
      Day 1 runs 6-8.30pm & Day 2 runs 2-4pm.

      Our next event near you will be in Warrington on Friday 6-8.30pm and Saturday 2-4pm. Both half-days must be attended.

      Call us for Venue details. To Book – please email us info@arthritisaction.org.uk or call us on 0203 781 7120

      Places must be pre-booked. If you are interested in attending a Self-Management Event send us an email by clicking here, or call 020 3781 7120 to find out more.
      Please note, we have high demand for our events, so book as early as you can, to avoid disappointment!
      Feb
      12
      Mon
      Coventry Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Coventry Arthritis Action Group

      Our first Coventry Arthritis Action Group this year will provide an opportunity to meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      Our speaker this month will be Claire Toone from the FIbromyalgia Support Group in Coventry, presenting a talk on how to support people with fibromyalgia.

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 – or email us: info@arthritisaction.org.uk to reserve your place. 

      Feb
      13
      Tue
      Leicester Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Leicester Arthritis Action Group

      Our first Leicester Arthritis Action Group this year will provide an opportunity to meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      Our speakers this month will be Yusuf Mangera and Barbara PonciaCognitive Behavioural Therapists (IAPT), Open Mind Service Nottingham NHS Trust who will be presenting a talk on the long-term conditions they have a specialist interest in.

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 – or email us: info@arthritisaction.org.uk to reserve your place.

      Feb
      19
      Mon
      Bristol Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Bristol Arthritis Action Group

      Our first Bristol  Arthritis Action Group of 2018 is an exciting opportunity to meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      This month we are hosting a talk by Jo Hall, Senior Practitioner at Bristol Wellbeing Therapies who will be sharing information on the Bristol Wellbeing Therapies service and mental health.

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 to reserve your place.