Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust
Local fundraising charity to help people affected by rheumatism, arthritis and similar diseases of the joints through funding resources and research.
- Parkside, Cheltenham General hospital, Sandford Road, Cheltenham GL53 7AN
- 01242 221005
National organisations that helps people with arthritis incorporate self management techniques into their daily lifestyle. Includes nutritional and weight consultations and other benefits such as events, magazine and reductions on consultations with clinical practitioners. The charity aims to help people to lead a more active life. Membership is £15 per year if paid by direct debit. There is free information on a variety of topics on the website such as different diets; exercise; pain management and well-being. There are also webinars to watch.
- 58 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AE
- 0203 7817120
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)
A national charity with plenty of online information (see website) which has a membership fee of £20.00 per year if paid by Direct Debit. Membership gives benefits of a free magazine, events and opportunity to take part in research trials. The website has information on what the condition is; self management of the condition, local groups information, an on line community and opportunities to speak with other with R.A. The nearest local groups is the Gloucester NRAS Group who usually hold meetings in the Gloucester South Community Fire Station.