SIA's Community Peer Support service for the Armed Forces provides practical support and information to spinal cord injured people from the Military and their families in DMRC Headley Court and other settings where spinal cord injured people from the Armed Forces are being treated. The service is also a valuable source of information and support to health care professionals working in these settings.
Lee Cairns sustained a spinal cord injury in 2005 after a road traffic accident. At this time he had been serving in the Royal Air Force Police for seven years at the rank of Corporal. After discharge from DMRC Headley Court, Lee began work at Warwickshire Police as a Communications Officer. Lee’s professional and personal experience means he is able to provide specialist support to spinal cord injured people from the Armed Forces and their families. He has an extensive knowledge of the systems and procedures available to support injured Service Personnel and brings this expertise to the role of Community Peer Support Officer.
If you are spinal cord injured and from an Armed Forces background and think you would benefit from talking to someone who understands your situation, then call Lee on 07428183668 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a healthcare professional working with spinal cord injured people and would like some in-service training or to make a referral, then call or email the service as above or complete this form. SIA is also holding a series of Free Study Days aimed at health care professionals. For more information click here.
The Community Peer Support Service is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
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