Bluebird Care Merton supports World Arthritis Day 2019

Published: 08/10/2019

Award-winning homecare provider, Bluebird Care Merton is supporting this year’s World Arthritis Day which takes place on the 12th October 2019.

Award-winning homecare provider, Bluebird Care Merton is supporting this year’s World Arthritis Day which takes place on the 12th October 2019. World Arthritis Day is an international awareness raising day, headed up by The European League Against Rheumatism.

The theme of this year’s day is “Time2Work” which focuses on raising awareness and the importance of enabling people with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease to still carry on working. “Time2Work” is part of the “Don’t Delay, Connect Today” campaign which stresses the importance of early diagnosis of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases and access to treatment.  

Arthritis refers to any disorders that affects the joints, causing inflammation. The NHS states that it is a common global condition, causing pain and disability and affecting more than 10 million people living in the UK (NHS choices).

Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases are a wide range of diseases that affect the joints, muscles, tissues and internal organs. These diseases affect all ages, including children. The diseases can cause pain, inflammation, stiffness, reduced mobility and deterioration the joints, muscles and bones. The diseases have a huge impact on the quality of life, they affect everyday activities and many people are forced to leave work due to significant disabilities.

Jay Patel, Director of Bluebird Care Merton, commented,

“It is very important to raise awareness about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. According to the NHS, 1 in 8 people of the working population has a condition of the joints, muscles and bones.

Many of our customers have rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Living with pain and debilitating conditions can make even daily activities difficult to manage. We believe that it important for our staff to have an understanding about these diseases and support our customers in whatever way they can. The Bluebird Care team offers practical care for you to stay in control of your life, in your own home.”

Bluebird Care is a national provider of care in the home, specialising in working with customers who live with dementia, physical disabilities and many other acute and chronic conditions. Bluebird Care work alongside their customers’ families, social services and the NHS to ensure each person receives the care they need.

Bluebird Care offers a unique service of tailored care visits which range from anything from 30 minutes to full live-in support. As well as personal care they also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, shopping, social trips, visits to the hospital and provide extra support for post-discharge customers.

For more details contact Bluebird Care by calling 020 8687 5745, emailing, or by visiting their website at