Our Independent Living Advisors work in Spinal Injury Centres around the UK. All have a spinal injury themselves so can relate directly to what the patients are going through and are on hand to share their knowledge with any patient that needs to talk.

Patients in a Spinal Injury Centre are given a lot of information by the NHS staff. It’s all essential, but it’s also obviously a lot to absorb in a relatively short space of time. On top of that, patients invariably have lots of other questions and issues that generally aren’t covered during rehab, from how to go about going on holiday again to what it’s like returning to work after a lengthy time in hospital. Aspire’s Advisors work closely with the NHS teams to ensure the patients’ questions are answered, often signposting them on to other organisations or working through solutions with the individuals. Each Advisor is available in their Centre each week and patients can either book in a session with them, or just catch them for a chat. These sessions are all ultimately geared towards ensuring that the patients have greater independence when their rehabilitation is over and they leave hospital.

For more information, please email Christine, our Independent Living Manager, or click on the links below.

It's My Life books 
The It's My Life books are collections of stories from people with spinal cord injury that demonstrate how they have overcome challenges and got on with their lives.  Read more about the books and how to get a copy here.
Welfare Benefits Advice
Read more about our free, dedicated Welfare Benefits Advice Service which is tailored to provide appropriate advice and support to people with Spinal Cord Injury.
Independent Living FAQs
Click here for frequently asked questions about Aspire's Independent Living service.
Case Studies
Read about some of the people who have been helped by an Aspire Advisor.
Independent Living brochure
Download the Independent Living brochure here.

The Independent Living programme is generously supported by:

Aspire Law logo The Henry Smith Charity logo

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