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The National Eczema Society

THE NATIONAL ECZEMA SOCIETY

Registered Charity No. 1009671
Registered Company No. 2685083

The National Eczema Society was founded in 1975 and is the only charity in the UK dedicated to providing support and information for people who have eczema, and those who care for someone with eczema. One in every 10 people in the UK is affected by eczema. There is no known cure for this condition and one of our objectives is to raise funds to finance research projects.

Eczema causes physical and emotional distress, affects family relationships, undermines self esteem, affects social skills and places limits on career opportunities and academic achievement. Ignorance and lack of understanding among others can intensify feelings of loneliness and isolation.

To obtain more information about eczema please contact our Information Line on 020 7388 3444 between 10.00am and 4.00pm on any weekday except Thursday when the line opens at 1.00pm.

To learn more about the Society or join us as a member please call the office on 020 7388 4097 or visit our website The address is http://www.eczema.org

We are open between 9.00am and 5.00pm from Monday to Friday.

Location and Structure

163 Eversholt Street
London NW1 1BU

This is 10 minutes walk from Euston Station in London. We have 18 paid members of staff working at our Head Office and 4 paid staff members who work from home. One of our Home Workers is the Editor of the Society's quarterly magazine "Exchange". Circulation of the magazine is limited to our members but a copy can be bought on request for £2.50.

We maintain a large network of voluntary local contacts who live out in the regions. They have elected to be available for local people to contact by telephone and discuss any problems they have encountered. Local contacts often organise fundraising events and some set up support groups.

We are also part of a venture called the PEAK PROJECT and work with 'The National Asthma Campaign' to organise adventurous holidays for children with eczema and asthma.

As well as providing support we offer training in the treatment and management of eczema to health care professionals and run regular study days for community nurses, paediatric nurses and GP's to name but a few.

  • To find out more about Fundraising Ventures contact Oonagh McCurry on 020 7388 4097 ext 224
  • To find out more about Study Days contact Sue Ward on 020 7388 4097 ext 225.
  • To find out more about the Peak Project contact Michael Fantom on 0131 446 9788 or call the National Asthma Campaign on 020 7226 2260.

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