History of the Society
Since 1984, the Society has been the primary source of information and support for people suffering with vitiligo in the UK. Over this 28 year period, the Society has established a strong reputation for its medical expertise and much valued patient support. We are advised by a panel of medical and scientific experts and have extensive understanding of the needs of people with vitiligo. The Society has established a reputation as the number one source for trusted information – both for sufferers and for health professionals – and actively supports research initiatives and funds research projects aimed at establishing the cause of vitiligo and finding safe and effective treatments .
How we Help
We strive to help people to deal positively with their vitiligo by offering information on all aspects of vitiligo via a free information helpline, an interactive website, regular newsletters and events for members. Our aim is to help people cope better with the psychological, social and physical impacts of the condition.
The Society also
- Campaigns for a better understanding among the medical profession and the general public of how it feels to live with vitiligo. This includes the psychological problems of living with a visibly different condition.
- Gathers and distributes information about the condition.
- Offers information on how to cope with the condition, and promotes a positive approach to living with vitiligo.
The Vitiligo Society is a member of the Skin Care Campaign, an umbrella group representing skin charities in the UK, The Skin Conditions Campaign Scotland, The Dermatology Council for England and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin (APPGS) whose members include health professionals, representatives from companies, skin charities, as well as members of parliament from all parties. The APPGS publishes reports on issues relating to skin disease and encourages parliamentary debate on these issues with a view to influencing government policy on matters relating to dermatology.