Run by a committed volunteer team consisting of trustees, officers and its members the Proventus Project works to provide unbiased information enabling people to make informed choices when they are fighting against autoimmune, neurological and inflammatory diseases, as well as wellness, diet and rehabilitation difficulties. Also, most importantly, it works to include an often overlooked and often ignored important source of information which comes from people who have a chronic condition? Who else has more “hands on” experience of the daily toil combating the symptoms of illness? Many of these people do not have a voice and have become hidden within our society.
Proventus works towards overcoming unhelpful divisions that can exist between academics, scientists, health professionals, lay enthusiasts, alternative therapists and health charities and we remain hopeful that a spirit of tolerance and willingness to listen and learn, on all sides, emerges from the work we do?
Proventus considers the different audience-types and how their concerns may influence its work and understands that many will seek information for their own needs. However the mere existence of such work and subsequent communication and interaction, presupposes that one person might be more interested than another in one particular topic, from which we hope that more independent self-help groups will emerge.