Support for people with arthritis and information for carers

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Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases and Carer Support Wiltshire are working in partnership to provide a free event, for anyone who has arthritis and chronic pain or is helping to care for someone who has the condition. We look forward to welcoming you to the Wessex Suite at Chippenham Hospital on Thursday 28th September from 5pm until 8pm. We will provide an opportunity to find out about the support, services and information the Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases and Carer Support Wiltshire can offer.  Carer Support Wiltshire is a local charity supporting carers in Wiltshire.

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who cannot manage without their support. They might look after someone with a physical disability, long term health condition, mental health issue or a problem with substance misuse.

Carer Support Wiltshire helps carers to access support, services, education and training, and breaks from their caring role. We ensure carers in Wiltshire have a voice in policy making and planning for services, and we work with health and social care professionals and employers to develop best practice. Our aim is to create carer friendly communities where carers are recognised, valued and supported.

In the 2011 census it showed that there were over 47,000 carers in Wiltshire.

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Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD) is a charity supporting research into rheumatic diseases and people through its Patient and Public Engagement (PPE) program.

Bone and joint diseases affect all ages and only 1 in 50 people escape some form of these in their lives. The BIRD PPE team organise and host free information events for people with arthritis, their family and carers so that they can learn about their disease, medications & treatment options, new research and have an opportunity to meet the experts.

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For more information about the event please contact Jackie Maton at or telephone 01380 819605 or Mel Brooke at  telephone 07763 743322


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