By working directly with people with spinal cord injury, we understand the problems and challenges they face. Along with providing practical solutions to these challenges, we are also able to identify any failings in the statutory services and work to make changes that benefit every one of the 40,000 people in the UK with a spinal cord injury.

What does Aspire Campaigning do?

  • Lobbying Parliament and government to influence public policy, practice and perception.
  • Feeding our expertise and opinions into the campaigns of other organisations.
  • Offering advice to companies who are working with disabled people.
  • Securing media and public recognition of the issues that people with spinal cord injury face.

Follow our policy and research team's responses to changes in public policy, disability issues in the media and other issues affecting people with spinal cord injury.

Take a look at our research reports into ‘Wheelchair accessible social housing’, ‘Examining lives in adapted and unadapted homes’ and ‘The impact of housing spinal injured people in care homes.’

Read through the Aspire Campaigns blog to keep up to date with our work. We welcome any comments on the blog posts, either publicly online, or by emailing Andy, Aspire's Policy Manager on [email protected].

Wheelchair provision

For many people with a spinal cord injury, a wheelchair is a basic need. Having the right wheelchair means so much more than just being able to get around, it gives people their independence back.



All too often when it comes to leaving a Spinal Cord Injury Centre, people find that suitable housing isn't available for them. Instead, people with a spinal cord injury can end up staying in hospital longer than necessary, or being discharged to somewhere that simply isn’t appropriate.

Dinner party


Shortfalls in the care system deny spinal injured people an independent life.

Justin and friend

Welfare Benefits

With all the recent changes to the welfare benefits system in the UK, Aspire has been at the forefront in making sure that the views and experiences of people with Spinal Cord Injury are represented to decision makers.

Aspire CEO Brian Carlin and Mark Harper MP

Reports and consultations

Aspire regularly feeds its expertise to government on a range of issues that affect people with Spinal Cord Injury.


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