Scotland Versus Arthritis
There are over 10 million people living with arthritis in the UK (over 1 million in Scotland). That’s one in six, with over half of them living in pain every single day. 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.
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 the expertise of both Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care, Versus Arthritis is here to change that.