Every four hours someone is paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury in the UK. It can happen to anyone at any time and no one is prepared for how it will change their life. With the support of trusts and foundations we continue to grow and expand our essential practical services to help people paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury move from injury to independence.

Find out how you can make an impact today and view our resources for trusts and foundations

We'd also like to say a huge thank you to our current supporters!


In the past year:

  • We awarded £116,000 worth of grants, with 94% of recipients stating the equipment has had a positive impact on their life.
  • Our Independent Living Advisors provided peer support and guidance to 719 newly injured patients with Spinal Cord Injury. 99% of them found it useful.
  • Our Welfare Benefits Advice team supported 132 people paralysed by a spinal cord injury to access over £350,000 in benefits.
  • We launched a new Money Advice service, providing support to people who need help managing their finances or tackling their debt problems.
  • 94% of paralysed people who benefitted from 912 hours of Assistive Technology training found it useful, and 90% felt the training contributed to their independence.
  • 88% of clients paralysed by a spinal cord injury improved their housing situation by of talking to our Housing Advisor. 

To hear more about our achievements last year take a look at our impact reports.


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Our 2020 goals

We have ambitious aims between now and 2020. Our strategy is currently in action and we are helping more people, in more ways, than ever before.

By 2020:

  • We aim to have a minimum of 100 accessible properties for our housing service.
  • We will be awarding at least £250,000 in grants per year.
  • Our Assistive Technology programme will have a community-led service available in the majority of the UK.
  • Our Independent Living programme will have piloted family counsellors and launched research in to services for older people.

To achieve these goals we need to raise on average £1.6 million per year.


For more information on how your trust or foundation can make an impact today please email Shirley at [email protected] or call 07741150985.

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