Our local groups meet informally as and when they arrange among themselves, usually a few times a year. The groups may meet wherever they decide; some meet in coffee shops, others meet in someone's home, others meet in their local hospital. Some groups have one or two members, others have a dozen or so. Each group exists to give people in the same area the chance to meet and chat with someone in a similar position to them, who not only understands about the condition, but also about what it feels like to live with scleroderma.
To join a local group, contact your local group leader - click where you live on the map to find the relevant contact details. You don't have to be a member of the Society to join a local group.
Thanks to our local group leaders, we have groups established in many parts of the UK but not yet everywhere. If there's no group in your area and you would be interested in starting one, please contact the local group coordinator, Liz Holloway who will be able to provide you with support and guidance in setting one up. To set up a local group, you would need to be a member so that we can put you in touch with others in your area and support you effectively.
Click on the map to see if there is a local group in your area and who to contact.
Local Group Coordinator