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Members' feedback

"I'm finding it shocking and surprising the number of new people joining the community. Let me explain. I was diagnosed with AVN first in both knees back in 2005, over the next few years it was found in both hips and shoulders. I had never come across AVN before and felt like I was the only person with it, I was always having to explain to people what it was."
 
"Thankfully I found this website and community over a year ago and realised I was not the only one suffering with AVN, it has been such a help talking to fellow sufferers who understand what I am going through."
 
Text taken from a recent post in our community forum.

Join us

If you are suffering from avascular necrosis AVN Osteonecrosis ON, or are close to someone that is, please consider joining our AVN Charity UK community. You will find many shared experiences about AVN and how it affects each of us differently, importantly there are also excellent success stories about the road to "Pain Free".
 
We also welcome any health professionals who are involved in any way with Avascular Necrosis AVN, please let us know how you think you can help.

Working with AVN

Disability discrimination

From 1 October 2010, the The Act Equality Act 2010 has replaced major parts of the Disability Discrimination Act across the UK (except in Northern Ireland)

This act makes it easy for a person to show that they are disabled and protected from any disability discrimination.

You no longer have to demonstrate that your condition affects a particular function, such as mobility, to qualify for protection from discrimination.

The new law also protects you from any ‘indirect discrimination’ – where a policy or practise is applied in the same way to everyone but puts disabled people at a particular disadvantage. In addition, you cannot be discriminated against because of something that results from your disability.

When applying for jobs, prospective employers are limited in the questions they can ask you about your health before they offer you a job.

Working with AVN

Anyone with avascular necrosis AVN will find working life to be difficult. Most will want to carry on working as long as they can, there are many reasons to do so, including a purpose to each day and the increased financial security. However, help is available for those who feel unable to carry on working, see the benefits available page.

Please look at the web page available benefits Available benefits.

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 November 2014 14:10