Our current supporters Every contribution from our supporters is life changing for someone paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury in the UK and we want you to see the difference you are making. We pledge to tailor all of our reporting to your trusts’ wants and needs. We can regularly provide up to date financial accounts, reviews and statistics on our services as well as case studies, photographs and videos from the people you are supporting. If you want to see our services in action we will happily give you guided tours of our Aspire Houses in your area or our Aspire Leisure Centre in Stanmore, North London. Simply Health fund Aspire Assistive Technology Conference In May 2016 Simply Health awarded Aspire with a grant for £19,190 for the Assistive Technology Programme. The grant will be used to fund the Aspire Assistive Technology Conference as well as travel and subsistence costs for our 14 Assistive Technology volunteers for them to attend. The annual two day training conference being held on 28th October 2016 will include seminars about new assistive equipment from suppliers and NHS representatives as well as a talk on available funding for patients from Aspire. Throughout the conference there will be workshops for the volunteers on hands free access to android and IOS mobiles, head mouse and eye gaze equipment as well as integrated wheelchair controls for accessing PCs, tablets and phones. Simply Health’s funding has ensured that the knowledge and information our Assistive Technology volunteers are sharing with patients is relevant and up to date. It will make sure that when a patient asks ‘will I be able to go back to work?’ or ‘can I ever use my phone again?’ the volunteers will have the answers and equipment on hand to help them live fulfilled and independent lives. Last year our volunteers ran over 400 patient training sessions in nine Spinal Injury Centres, giving over 700 hours of their time. With Simply Health’s funding our volunteers will be able to continue their work with newly injured patients and give them the reassurance that they will need in such an unsettling time. Your trust or foundation could have the same impact that Simply Health is having. Whether you are able to donate a one-off gift or would like to help us secure long term funding for one of our services, your help will allow us to continue and grow our essential work. See our example service/project costs for an idea of the impact you could have today. To find out more information about how your trust could support Aspire’s work email Shirley or call her on 07741 150985 or 020 8420 6708.