Joint Potential Plus launches in Scotland
During Arthritis Care Week, we are delighted to have launched the groundbreaking Joint Potential Plus (JP+) project in Fife, as part of our expanding Young People and Families Service in Scotland.
Our Young People and Families Service gives young people living with arthritis the opportunity to try new things and increase their skills and experiences in a safe environment to positively impact on their goals and aspirations.
What is Joint Potential Plus?
Joint Potential Plus will enable young people with arthritis to access our services. It will support young people living with arthritis and related rheumatological conditions in Fife, to self manage and be supported to access the service by their rheumatologists through drop-ins at a clinic.
The first service of its kind in Scotland, Joint Potential Plus is community based service which brings together all aspects of care for young people with arthritis.
The launch was a great success and took place at the Victoria Hospital in Fife on Tuesday 9 May, and included an introduction to the project and its partners.
"I'd like to thank Arthritis Care for the work they are doing with young people, complimenting our work, and NHS Fife for always being innovative and open to new ideas. I hope this can be a benchmark project for work like this in other areas and I wish Arthritis Care the best of luck with that." - Dr Gibson, speaker at the launch of JP+
Our short film with Fixers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muecRmBAF1A&feature=youtu.beThe event also included the first screening of a short film made by the young people in conjunction with the Fixers charity, illustrating their experiences of living with arthritis. The film will be used as an added resource to engage with young people at the clinic and at other service events.
For further information about the project please contact Klaire Connor on 07834 418462 or email KlaireC@arthritiscare.org.uk