Versus Arthritis


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Telephone: 0300 790 0400

Address: Versus Arthritis, Copeman House, St Mary’s Court, St Mary’s Gate,  Chesterfield, Derbyshire S41 7TD

In 2017, Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care joined forces so that we could achieve more for people with arthritis. In September 2018, we became Versus Arthritis.

We’re Versus Arthritis. We’ve come together, taking the best of both organisations and our rich histories of working with and for people with arthritis to do even more.

We’re 10 million people living with arthritis. We’re fundraisers, supporters, bakers, health professionals, volunteers, campaigners and researchers. Together, we’re demanding that the pain and isolation of arthritis is no longer tolerated. We’re pushing to defy arthritis. We are Versus Arthritis.

This is an exciting and special time in our story. As Versus Arthritis, we’ll take the best from both our legacy organisations to create a movement standing with and for people with arthritis.

Too many people accept the daily pain, fatigue and isolation that arthritis causes. Too many dismiss it as ‘just a bit of arthritis’. But we don’t accept it.

We are constantly campaigning to challenge the misconceptions around arthritis and to ensure that arthritis is recognised as priority in the UK.

From challenging and influencing Government to get the big decisions right, to working with people with arthritis and our supporters we are making real headway.

Together we’re stronger. With your time, energy and generosity, we’ll continue to develop breakthrough treatments, campaign relentlessly for arthritis to be seen as a priority, challenge how people see arthritis and ensure that everyone has access to the best information, advice and support they need, whenever they need it.

Local Groups: 

Church Stretton Arthritis Support Group:

Meets at Mayfair Community Centre Easthope Road Church Stretton SY6 6BL 3 pm-4.30 pm on the last Wednesday of each month

Oswestry Self Help Group meets at Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, SY10 7AG for hydrotherapy only.

Wrexham Support Group meets at 2 pm on the third Tuesday of the month at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Chester Road, Wrexham LL11 2PW.

Useful services:

  • Hydrotherapy – Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, Every Monday at 1.15 pm – 2.00 pm and 2.00pm – 2.45pm
  • Tai chi: Scout Hut, Gobowen Every Tuesday at 9.30 am – 10.30 am

Find us on Facebook @VersusArthritis and Twitter 

 Registered Charity No. 207711, SC041156

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