There is clear evidence that working can be good for your health, well-being, and recovery from illness. A 2009 report Fit for Work released by The Work Foundation, found that well-designed work environments and flexible working arrangements can help people to stay in work or gradually return to work after illness.
Occasionally, people with arthritis may not be able to work for a while, or at all. Research suggests that it is important to work if you can, perhaps by working part-time or gradually returning to work.
It's important to know your options and your rights at work. The following information about work can be found on this page:
- Benefits of working
- Work options
- Managing at work
- Adapting to work with arthritis
- Tackling problems at work
- What the law says
- Work support schemes
- Looking for work
- Applying for jobs
- Giving up work - the options
- Information for GPs and consultants
- GPs and consultants - support patients to work
- Information for employers