Our Approach

Arthritis Care’s strategic plan sets out how we aim to have a greater impact on the lives of people living with arthritis between 2014 and 2017.

Our five impact goals

Strategic Plan 2014 front coverImpact goal 1: To increase the number of people with arthritis who are able to manage their pain on a daily basis.

Impact goal 2: To improve the health and wellbeing of people with arthritis and ensure more have the confidence to manage their condition.

Impact goal 3: To reduce the physical and emotional isolation felt by many people living with arthritis.

Impact goal 4: To ensure more people with arthritis can live an independent life, receiving the support they are entitled to.

Impact goal 5: To improve services and ensure the voice of people living with arthritis is heard and acted on.

Get involved

If you would like to support our work and help us deliver this plan then please contact us.

What we will be doing

We will ensure more people living with arthritis have access to – and directly benefit from – a wider range of effective self-management support.

We will provide more people living with arthritis access to timely, tailored and up to date information.

We will increase the number of callers to our helpline; we will increase access to the helpline service for those who don't want to – or aren't able to – access our information online.

We will ensure young people living with arthritis have access to support services that meet their unique needs.

We will increase the number of volunteers we have offering self-management support.

We will increase the number of beneficiaries accessing our services through non face-to-face services.

We will offer an increased range of local engagement options making it easier for those living with arthritis to engage with Arthritis Care on their doorstep.

We will increase the number of people engaged and supported through our online forums.

We will continue to produce up to date information on any benefits people with arthritis are entitled to.

We will, through our policy and influencing work, ensure the voice of people with arthritis isn't lost in the welfare reforms.

We will put policy at the core of everything we do, using it as the driver for service development and delivery.

We will establish supported self-management as the cornerstone of arthritis services.

We will mobilise people with arthritis to become agents for change.

We will do more to review the performance of local health providers, including through and by our supporters and people with arthritis.