Dick Coles House
Established in 1968, the Psoriasis Association has three aims; to raise awareness of psoriasis, to provide information, advice and support to people whose lives are affected by psoriasis and to fund and promote research into the causes, nature and care of people with psoriasis.
Often our three aims are intertwined and so we raise awareness of psoriasis by hosting or partnering with others to provide informative webinars and face to face meetings on the most up-to-date research findings and understanding. Recognising that psoriasis is a lifelong condition, we understand that there are different information needs; at diagnosis explaining what psoriasis is; when living with the condition and managing treatments, or needing further treatment; and when faced with life events such as exams, parenthood or retirement. Therefore we provide tailored information via two websites (our main website and one specifically for teenagers and young people), social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn) and in printed leaflets and a quarterly magazine. We also understand the importance of peer-to-peer support, running a telephone, email and WhatsApp helpline in addition to online forums and Facebook group.
The Psoriasis Association values the experiences of people living with psoriasis and funds research that both patients and clinicians have highlighted as being research priorities and regularly provides patient and public involvement support to external research projects.
As a charity, our work is funded entirely by donations - you can read more about our impact here and keep up-to-date with our work by following us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook - @psoriasisuk