The Psoriasis Association is the leading national charity and membership organisation for people affected by psoriasis in the UK.
Psoriasis is an immune condition, which causes symptoms on the skin and sometimes the joints. When a person has psoriasis, their skin replacement process speeds up, taking just a few days to replace skin cells that usually take 21-28 days. This abundance of skin cells builds up to form raised 'plaques' on the skin, which can also be flaky, scaly, red on caucasian skin, darker patches on darker skin tones, and itchy. Psoriasis can occur on any area of the body, including the scalp, hands, feet and genitals, although different types tend to occur on different areas.
Through our work, we help people whose lives are affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. We do this through our helpline, website and social media, and raising awareness. We provide reliable, NHS Information Standard accredited patient literature free of charge.