New Leaf is the name of the unique career guidance software for spinal cord injured (SCI) people. The idea originated from SCI specialist occupational therapists who told us that traditional career guidance software could often be a dispiriting experience for SCI people to use. This is because it takes no account of, for example, tetraplegics, and just assumes that a wheelchair user can do any job sitting down!
New Leaf takes career guidance a step further by taking into account the needs of those with limited hand and arm movement as well as wheelchair users.
There are many jobs for you to consider, no matter what your level of injury, whether paraplegic, tetraplegic, complete or incomplete injury. Before you use the New Leaf Career Guidance Tool, become familiar with:
IMPORTANT CHANGE: You now need to be logged into the website as a member of SIA to use the New Leaf Career Guidance tool, membership of SIA is free if you haven't already joined or want more information just visit the membership page on this site. Any problems please contact SIA by email or call 0845 678 6633.
SIA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust who funded the development of New Leaf.
SIA does not claim that New Leaf will provide an exhaustive list of all jobs you may want to consider. If you would like to discuss your options further, or are not sure where to start, email our Vocational Support Officer, Jamie Rhind or call him on 07800854605.