Since being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at a (relatively) young age (23), I have found that there are very few networks/support groups available to those of working age or younger.
Online platforms such as facebook, Twitter and Instagram have provided a way for people to connect and find a ‘community’ but personally I feel this doesn’t fully replace a network where people can meet face to face and share experiences, struggles, successes and just talk to other people that can relate to their situation and for that reason I have established the Ability within DisABILITY network.
The network is based in the West Midlands and will initially be a number of informal meetings over coffee to meet and talk to others living with autoimmune illness. The network page will list upcoming meetings and details on how to register.
If you have any thoughts or ideas for the network then please drop me a message via the contact page.
I look forward to networking with you,