Aspire would like to thank the James Tudor Foundation for their generous support of our Independent Living Advice Service in Salisbury.

Our Independent Living Advisors work in Spinal Injury Centres across the UK, and all have a spinal cord injury themselves.  This means they can relate to what newly injured patients are going through and have their own experiences to share.  All our Advisors are trained in key topics so they are prepared to help with any issue to help spinal injured people move from injury to independence.    

Roy, Aspire’s Independent Living Advisor in Salisbury, says:

“I have a spinal cord injury myself and so understand what newly injured patients are going through.  I sustained my spinal cord injury 30 years ago and so I’m able to help answer any question they may have, from where they are going to live if their home isn’t wheelchair accessible, how they can find out about what benefits they are entitled to, to going back to work and having a family.”

After leaving hospital, spinal injured people have expressed how grateful they are to have been able to talk to Roy, with comments including “It was great to have someone like Roy to talk to, he offered his own experiences and it was brilliant to have those conversations” and “Roy was very helpful, he followed up after discharge and provided lots of useful info and website links.”

Thanks to the grant from the James Tudor Foundation, Roy will be able to continue to give newly injured patients the advice and guidance they need to be able to live independently.

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