With all the recent changes to the 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 was invited on to the panel of the first Independent Review of the Personal Independence Payment Assessment led by Paul Gray. We are represented on the Department for Work and Pensions Operational Stakeholder Forum and their Policy and Strategy Forum.

We have directly engaged with both the Minister for Disabled People and the Shadow Minister to raise issues that affect spinal cord injured people. Our Welfare Benefits Advice Service is well placed to capture people’s experiences and then feed that through to decision makers.

Aspire CEO Brian Carlin and Mark Harper MP
Pictured: Brian Carlin, CEO of Aspire, with Minister of State for Disabled People Mark Harper MP during his visit to Aspire in February 2015.

To find out more about our Welfare Benefits Advice service, click here.

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