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Welcome to the April edition of forward!
The launch of our new service, SIA Healthcare, predominates in the April edition of forward and we hope all our readers will want to sign up and try it out over the next few weeks. You can read about all we can offer through SIA Healthcare on pages six and seven.
We have taken a look at the many issues surrounding the provision of care and support for independent living, with articles on the new Care Bill and good advice on preparing for a care assessment.
With the average stay in a specialist spinal cord injury centre reducing dramatically for newly-injured people there will be a need for more rehabilitation facilities in specialist centres in the community. In this issue we introduce two such centres, both recently opened.
If the Spring weather makes you want to get out and about more, you will be interested in SIA members’ experiences of both scuba diving and carriage driving – you may even want to give it a go yourself!
There are many of the regular features on continence, parenting, ageing and our page for ‘walkers’, as well as big news on this year’s programme of courses for all spinal cord injured forward readers and their families. You’ll find the details on the SIA Academy page – be sure to sign up soon.
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