Our Independent Living Advisors work in Spinal Injury Centres across the UK. All of our Independent Living Advisors have a spinal cord injury themselves. This means they can relate directly to what patients are going through, and are on hand to share their knowledge with any patient that needs to talk.

Aspires Independent Living Advisors

Patients in a Spinal Injury Centre are given a lot of information by the NHS staff. It’s all essential, but it’s also 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 rehabilitation. Questions such as, how to go about going on holiday again with a spinal cord injury, to what it’s like returning to work after a lengthy time in hospital. Aspire’s Independent Living 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 Independent Living Advisor is available in their Spinal Injury 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 patients with Spinal Cord Injury have greater independence when their rehabilitation is over and they leave hospital.

To find out more please email Hannah - [email protected].

More information and how we can help with independent living

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 continued to lead independent lives. Find out more about the books and how to get a copy for yourself.

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.

Patient Education
Our Patient Education Administrators provide administrative support to assist hospital staff with the smooth running of their Patient Education Programmes.

Independent Living FAQs  
Find answers to frequently asked questions about Aspire's Independent Living service.

Case Studies
Read stories of some of the people who have been helped by an Aspire Independent Living Advisor.

Independent Living brochure
Download the Independent Living brochure.

The Independent Living programme is generously supported by:

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