Supporting people affected by lupus in Devon and Cornwall
Devon & Cornwall Lupus Group is part of LUPUS UK and by joining LUPUS UK, local members also become part of Devon & Cornwall Lupus Group. You can visit the LUPUS UK website by clicking here.
Working together, members offer support, sharing experiences, ideas and information.
Our main role is to support members through our activities, our Facebook group and our quarterly magazine.
We have regular Coffee & Chat sessions, a Christmas lunch and other social activities. All events are open to members, family, carers, friends and supporters. We also hold two main meetings a year (spring and autumn), with speakers on subjects related to lupus and allied areas of interest, sometimes sharing a buffet lunch.
We work to increase awareness among health professionals and the public about lupus and its impact on those living with the condition and have Awareness Stands during October (Lupus Awareness Month/LAM) at the five main hospitals in both counties. We also provide information to the medical schools in Exeter and Plymouth, where members have been involved with research and presentations, and talks are given to other organisations.