Our Aims

Since our founding back in 1968, we have been driven by three main objectives. 

Those founding principles are as relevant today as they were nearly 50 years ago...

Supporting people with psoriasis

To provide information, advice and support to those whose lives are affected by psoriasis

We run a helpline service for people who need information, advice and support and we have a comprehensive range of information materials available, some of which can be viewed in the Psoriasis & Treatments section.

Our information comprises of a range of printed literature, such as leaflets and factsheets, and our quarterly membership publication, 'Pso'.

We understand that psoriasis can occur at any point in the lifespan, and can also impact on the lives of friends and families of people with the condition. PsoTeen (www.psoteen.org.uk) is our sister website for teenagers and young people with psoriasis – it is packed with hints and tips regarding living with psoriasis at this important time of life, and gives opportunity to talk to others experiencing similar life events.

We hope, too, that you also find this website very informative - it is packed with information on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, both in written form and as audio podcasts, and there is opportunity for you to discuss your condition with others in our forum.

Raising awareness of psoriasis

We run an annual Awareness Week, starting on 29th October, and we raise awareness of psoriasis at events, meetings and exhibitions attended by our members, the general public, healthcare professionals and politicians.

We provide leaflets and posters to hospitals, clinics and surgeries, and regularly speak at conferences to healthcare professionals on issues that really matter to patients.

We are a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin, the Cross Party Group on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, and the Cross Party Group on Skin in order to ensure the voice of the psoriasis patient is heard in the English and Scottish Parliaments, and the National Assembly for Wales. Additionally, we are proud to be part of the Dermatology Council for England, and to support Skin Care Cymru - both of which aim to advance the importance of Dermatology in their respective nations.

Researching psoriasis

To promote and fund research into the causes, nature and care of psoriasis, and to publish and disseminate the results of that research

We manage an annual Research Programme which awards grants to high quality research projects. To date, the Psoriasis Association has awarded over £5 million in research grants and in support of PhD Studentships.

We also collaborate with various research studies and consortia to ensure that the voices of people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are heard - see the Research We Are Involved With section. If you are interested in taking part in research relevant to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, check out the opportunities listed in the Research You Can Help With section.

The Psoriasis Association is the UK's leading national charity and membership organisation for people affected by psoriasis – patients, families, carers and health professionals Read More >

Get in touch

The Psoriasis Association Dick Coles House 2 Queensbridge Northampton NN4 7BF

Email: mail@psoriasis-association.org.uk

Tel :
01604 251 620
Fax :
01604 251 621

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