Arthritis Care Scotland is working for an inclusive society in which the needs of people living with arthritis are fully recognised, respected and met.
To provide immediate practical support and campaign for a better deal for people living with arthritis.
We aim to improve the independence and wellbeing of people living with arthritis by developing evidence based and holistic approach to supported self-management services.
We will work to empower individuals through the provision of information, education, communication and networking opportunities
We will work with Governments, public bodies, organisations and individuals who have the power to improve the lives of people with or affected by arthritis.
Arthritis Care Scotland Development Plan:
The Arthritis Care Scotland Committee agrees a development plan, compiled by the Scotland Director, which sets out how we are going to achieve the above aims, in a way that reflects the expressed needs of people with arthritis in Scotland.
At Arthritis Care, we believe that people with arthritis need much more than well-meaning sympathy. They, and their families and friends, need support, understanding, information and expertise, so that they can cope better and get the most out of life. That’s exactly what our organisation does, through a wide range of services designed to improve life for everyone with arthritis. If you are affected by arthritis we can support you through our helplines and self-management courses; our information and booklets; our local groups; and our campaigns to change attitudes and improve services. People with arthritis are central to everything we do, and are involved at every level of the organisation. We need your support to represent people with arthritis, and to maintain and develop our services. You can be involved as a member, a donor, a subscriber or a volunteer. Your support is vital. Arthritis Care works on behalf of over 700,000 people in Scotland who are affected by arthritis. It provides services and support for people with all types of arthritis, their families, and those who work with them.