The Charity has always welcomed anyone over the age of 18 suffering with one or more of the 200 types of arthritis; however we found younger people were not attracted to us and when they came to us there were often no others of their age apart from able-bodied volunteers.
We carried out a survey in 2017 with the help of Team Up London, Consultant Rheumatologists at King George, Queens and Mile End Hospitals. The outcome was a very definite need for something tailored to young people between the ages of 18 and 35.
Joint200 was created to provide support for these young arthritis sufferers and is run by fellow sufferers Jay and Sophie.
Please visit their website for more information.