Tag Archives: Spinal Injury

Back Up-transforming lives after spinal injury

Website: https://www.backuptrust.org.uk/

Email: admin@backuptrust.org.uk

Telephone: 020 8875 1805

Address: Back Up, 4 Knightley Walk, SW18 1GZ

Back Up is a registered charity (Registered Charity No. 1072216) It exists to transform the lives of everyone affected by spinal cord injury.

That means delivering a range of services to build confidence and independence back into people’s lives, and offering a support network when it is needed most. It also means challenging perceptions of disability – that life with spinal cord injury can be a full and active one. Many of our volunteer and staff team have been affected by spinal cord injury, and have a strong understanding of the challenges an injury can pose. We support over 800 people a year – of all ages and injury levels – to lead the life they want. We are there at every stage, and we are there for families and loved ones too.

Our outreach team deliver vital wheelchair skills training in hospitals and spinal centres, and contact people once they return home, offering an understanding ear and practical advice. Our residential courses help people with a spinal cord injury build confidence, give them a supportive network and opportunities to learn life skills that allow them to be as independent as possible. Our Back Up to Work course and education inclusion service support people as they find their way back to work and education. Our mentoring service matches people with a spinal cord injury and their family members with someone who has been through the same situation. They are there to listen on a regular basis and help people move forwards with their lives.

Find us on Face Book @backuptrust and Twitter @backuptrust

Registered Charity No. 1072216 and SC040577

Spinal Injuries Association

Website: https://www.spinal.co.uk/

Email: sia@spinal.co.uk

Freephone Advice Line: 0800 980 0501, Text SIA followed by your message to 81025

Telephone:01908 604191 for general enquiries and for membership information.

Free Advice Line: Telephone: 0800 980 0501 Monday – Friday, 10.00 am -1.00 pm and 2.00 pm-4.30 pm 

Email: adviceline@spinal.co.uk

Main Registered Office Address: SIA House, 2 Trueman Place, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes, MK6 2HH

‘The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national charity (Charity Number 1054097) for spinal cord injured people. We are governed by a trustee board made up of a diverse group of spinal cord injured (SCI) people elected by our members.  Feedback from our members helps us to shape and develop our services and support.

Our belief is that everyone has a right to live a fulfilled life and that means the life that they choose, a life that has the same opportunities as everyone else. These beliefs have informed the development of our strategic plan.

Our aims are to:

  • Offer support and assistance from the moment of injury and for the rest of a paralysed person’s life
  • Provide services to increase an individual’s quality of life
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of the causes and consequences of spinal cord injury
  • Campaign for the best medical and social care for spinal cord injured people ‘

Services include: Advice Line, SIA Academy (education and training arm), online National Library on Spinal Cord Injury, Employment Adviser (including advice on Employment Support Allowance), SCI Health Factsheets, Peer Support Services, Legal and Financial Advice, Family Counselling and support, Message Board and Chat Rooms, Online Shop

Find us on Face Book @spinalinjuriesassociation and Twitter @spinalinjuries

Registered Charity Number 1054097