Living with arthritis isn’t easy and carrying out simple, every day tasks – cooking, bathing, doing laundry and moving around the house – can be a real challenge and often painful and difficult. 

Following on from the success of our Spark 2018 programme we wanted to find out more from someone who lives with arthritis and what challenges they face every day. We talked to Christine to discover what products make a difference to her and what she would love to see in product innovation.

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