CLASH 2012 started in 2006 in response to the lack of service provision for people with arthritis in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
CLASH 2012 started as a user-led, self-help group in 2006 to meet the unmet health and social needs of people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions in Leicester, Leicestershire an Rutland. It became a charity in 2013. The charity is committed to improving MSK patients’ quality of life and developing innovative self-management strategies for pain relief. We are a Host Organisation for De Montfort University Graduate Champions Programme and offer Social Action projects for the Leicestershire Education Business Company (LEBC) run National Citizen Service (NCS) Programmes.