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The rules that guide our work
PAPAA (Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance) is governed by its memorandum and articles of association. This document provides the framework of what and how the charity operates and is the guiding document for all activities and work we do.
Objectives and activities (from articles of association)
- The relief of sickness and the preservation of health among people including (but not limited to) those suffering from psoriasis, psoriatic arthropathy and other related or similar conditions;
- To promote and protect the physical and mental health of sufferers of psoriasis, psoriatic arthropathy and other related or similar conditions through the provision of financial assistance, support, education and practical advice to sufferers and their families and their carers;
- To advance the education of the medical profession, the nursing profession, the media and the general public in all areas relating to psoriasis, psoriatic arthropathy and other related or similar conditions; and
- To promote or assist in the promotion of research into the causes, prevention, alleviation and the management of psoriasis, psoriatic arthropathy and other related or similar conditions, and to disseminate the useful results of such research for the public benefit.
The policies adopted in furtherance of these objects are to:
- To continue to provide support and advice to those affected either directly or indirectly by psoriasis and or psoriatic arthritis.
- To actively educate the wider public about the conditions of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, by responding to direct contact with the charity and proactively contributing to media and public debates.
- To continue developing, updating and providing free educational information in the form of leaflets, pamphlets, other printed material and a comprehensive website.
- To investigate what areas of research are being undertaken and where the trustees feel it is appropriate, they will make grants available. Grants are made at the discretion of the trustees and in accordance with the objects of the charity
The trustees of the charity regularly review activities in order to maintain and deliver the charity's core aims to the benefit of its constituent group and to fulfill a wider public benefit.