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Arthritis Care

Arthritis Care offers practical and emotional support to help people learn to manage their condition more effectively, including guidance for adults and children receiving treatment with biologic drugs.

Arthritis Care
Floor 4, Linen Court
10 East Road
London N1 6AD

Tel: 020 7380 6500


Professional confidential advice line: freephone 0808 800 4050
Weekdays 10.00am - 4.00pm

Email: advice

The Source

The Source is Arthritis Care's advice line for young people aged 25 and under.

Freephone advice line 0808 808 2000
Weekdays 10.00am - 4.00pm


Versus Arthritis

Versus Arthritis provides a comprehensive range of free information booklets and leaflets relating to musculoskeletal problems.

Versus Arthritis (formerly Arthritis Research UK)
Copeman House
St Mary's Court
St Mary's Gate
Chesterfield S41 7TD

Tel: 0300 790 0400

Lupus UK

Lupus UK is the only national registered charity supporting people with systemic lupus and discoid lupus and assisting those approaching diagnosis.

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)

NRAS is a patient-led organisation in the UK specialising in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Due to its targeted focus on RA and JIA, NRAS provides truly expert and wide-ranging services to support, educate, provide resources to and campaign for people living with these complex autoimmune conditions. Their websites ( / provide detailed and credible information about the two conditions. Their frontline services, such as a freephone helpline, telephone volunteer support, publications etc. are all free to use!

For any information or guidance regarding Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) or Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA):

Visit or

Call the NRAS Freephone Helpline on 0800 298 7650 (Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm)


National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS)

The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society is a charity working for people affected by ankylosing spondylitis in the UK.

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance (PAPAA)

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance supports and advises people affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Raynaud's and Scleroderma Association

The Raynaud's and Scleroderma Association is a national charity and self-help organisation, committed to supporting people who have these conditions and their carers.

Reynauds and Scleroderma Association
112 Crewe Rd
Cheshire ST8 2JA

Tel: 01270 872776

Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy links

Regional Driving Assessment Centre

Provides disability assessments.

Oxfordshire County Coundil Adult Social Care

Equipment that may help maintain independence, safety and quality of life.

Red Cross Medical Loans

Lending of toilet aids such as commodes, raised toilet seats and frames.

ARUK exercises for joint pains

Exercises for various joints that you can try at home.

Generation Games

Activity network across Oxfordshire for the over fifties. A wide choice of physical activity from Tai Chi to Zumba

Go Active Oxfordshire

Range of physical activity groups near to home with support and motivational help.

Last reviewed:02 December 2021