Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has given his support to Arthritis Research UK’s new ‘Ask Us’ campaign, which encourages those living with arthritis to reach out to the charity and ask questions about their condition.
At a recent Parliamentary event Justin met people living with arthritis, who explained how the condition can affect their lives in different ways – from going to work, to coping with the daily tasks such as cooking or driving that many of us take for granted.
“I was shocked to learn that in Ellesmere Port and Neston, 8,017 people aged over 45 live with osteoarthritis of the knee, 4,720 people aged over 45 live with osteoarthritis of the hip, and 16,262 live with back pain. Too many people locally are living with daily pain, fatigue, and isolation. This is unacceptable.
“I will do everything I can to ensure that constituents living with arthritis get the support they need, and I urge people affected to reach out to Arthritis Research UK at www.arthritisresearchuk.org/askus for expert information.
“Together, we can do more to fight the devastating impact that arthritis has on the lives of more than 17.8 million people across the UK.”