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Having any kind of arthritis can affect how you feel about yourself. It can help to share how you are feeling so others can support you.

In this section you’ll find advice about helplines and support groups, charities, financial support and benefits, social care and housing, aids and adaptations, support for carers and support from healthcare professionals.

For support with mental health issues please see the ‘addressing wellbeing page’ in ‘Living well’


There are 2 major charities that provide support to people with RA and other arthritis conditions. These are Versus Arthritis and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS). Both organisations provide information and support for people living with an arthritis condition and their families. Visit

There are also many other national organisations that you can access for information and support including


Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) : Get support | NRAS | How NRAS can support you

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: How can I learn to cope with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis? (

Fibromyalgia: FMA UK – Support Groups (RC’s)

Gout: Get Help – UK Gout Society

Ankylosing Spondylitis: By your side | National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Complex regional pain syndrome – Symptoms – NHS (

Giant Cell Arteritis:  Giant cell arteritis (GCA) | Causes, symptoms, treatments (

Joint Hypermobility : The HMSA | The Hypermobility Syndromes Association

Lupus: LUPUS UK – The National Charity for People Affected by Lupus

Osteomalacia: Osteomalacia | Causes, symptoms, treatment | Versus Arthritis

Osteoporosis: Local osteoporosis support groups (

Paget’s Association: Pagets Disease Home |

Polymyalgia: Get support – PMRGCAuk

Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar Fasciitis | Causes, symptoms, treatments (

Raynaud’s Disease: SRUK – Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK | SRUK

Reactive Arthritis : Reactive arthritis | Causes, symptoms, treatments (

Sjögren’s Syndrome  Sjögren’s Foundation (

Scleroderma: SRUK – Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK | SRUK

Vasculitis: The UK’s Leading Vasculitis Charity – Vasculitis UK


Local Arthritis Support Groups

Local NASS Stoke on Trent | National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society

Arthritis Action: Simply Connect Staffordshire – connecting you to your local community


Local arthritis charity

Haywood Foundation

Is a local charity for local people living with arthritis and other muscle/joint conditions. The charity’s home is the Haywood Hospital and supports a range of projects that help those living with these conditions. Home Page – Haywood Foundation