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Versus Arthritis was formed in 2018 following a merger of Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK.

There are over 10 million people living with arthritis. 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’. We don’t think that this is OK. Building on the legacies and expertise of both Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care, Versus Arthritis is here to change that.

We’re the 10 million people living with arthritis. We’re the carers, researchers, healthcare professionals, friends, parents, runners and fundraisers all united in our ambition to ensure that one day, no one will have to live with the pain, fatigue and isolation that arthritis causes.
We have local Versus Arthritis Groups that act as a voice for people living with arthritis.

Versus Arthritis Groups are active, social groups that meet regularly (online, and in person – risk assessed to comply with Covid-19 guidelines). They welcome anyone affected by arthritis as well as those who want to know more about the condition. Groups bring together people from a local area to provide them with the opportunity for support, to share experiences with each other and discuss the realities of living with arthritis. Every group is different as they reflect the needs of the local community.

Please contact East Anglia Area Coordinator Chris Preston for more information about the Norwich and Norfolk Versus Arthritis Groups.

Telephone: 07834 418 472
Helpline: 0800 5200 520