Bee Positive With ASNet!
The Arthritis Self-help Network is a charity based in London supporting people suffering with arthritis. Please watch the short video below to see some feedback from some of our group members about products that help them deal with the condition. We also have an upcoming workshop at the Centre showcasing some new developments; please come along and find out about new products with Lizzie and Ela.
The ASNet support system is a service for anyone diagnosed with one or more of the 200 types of arthritis.
The ASNet model is designed to help a patient at the point of need, empowering them through education and a variety of therapeutic methods to help them cope with the disease on a daily basis.
An edcuated patient is easier to treat, reduces clinical time and is also a cost saving to the NHS.
We had a very successful workshop with Lizzy and Ella at the Centre on Friday, discussing aids for people with arthritis. We hope to be working with the team again soon.
Mr Sood is a recent speaker at one of our regular Patients' Forums at the centre and an expert in hand surgery, his website is here.
Open House at the Cranbrook Centre, Tuesdays in Autumn and Winter, 2016
Please come and visit us on one of our drop-in sessions during Open House season at the Cranbroook Centre during Autumn and Winter 2016, from 11:00 to 4:00 PM every Tuesday. We offer an informal arena in which to discuss aspects of dealing with any of the 200 types of arhritis with fellow sufferers and health professionals. A warm welcome awaits you!
ValueYou is a volunteer discount scheme that runs in 12 London Boroughs including Redbridge. If you have volunteered for 100 hours over the last past 12 months you can get a discount card and a gift voucher. You can use the card in more than 400 independent businesses across London getting a discount of 10% or more at florists, cafes, restaurants ,dry cleaners, greengrocers, butchers, bakeries and more. To register visit the website www.valueyou.org.
Arthritis means literally "Inflammation of the joints". In 2012 there were some 10 million people in UK with arthritis. It is one of the leading causes of disability in the UK today and can cause stiffness and painful swelling in joints. Arthritis can affect people of all ages - indeed, there are over 12,000 children under the age of 16 in the UK who have arthritis (NHS Choices 2012).
The Cranbrook Centre,
0203 730 4141