For over 40 years, NASS has supported people in the UK who live with axial SpA (AS). During the on-going and ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic, our work is more important than ever.
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the 1 in 200 adults in the UK living with axial SpA (AS). According to a recent NASS survey, one in four people have had no access to vital NHS services since March, and 50% of people have faced a decline in both physical and mental health since lockdown began.
Thanks to your amazing support earlier this year, we were able to increase our Helpline hours and run innovative online sessions to help people take control of their pain and fatigue and ensure people aren’t alone during these unprecedented times. NASS branches around the country have moved their physiotherapy sessions online, and are staying in contact with local members providing vital support.
But we need to do more and we need your help.
As we approach winter and head further into a second wave of COVID-19, we know that demand for our services will increase. At the same time, we have experienced a significant loss of fundraising income this year and we urgently need your help to make sure that everyone living with axial SpA (AS) has somewhere to turn for expert advice and support.