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forward Magazine

forward is our bi-monthly publication which is available to all new members free of charge for the first year. A subscription to forward can also be purchased through the SIA shop. A subscription is available for £20.00 per year. forward subscribers can view the current edition and back issues online by logging into the website. Haven't signed up to the website yet? Go to the home page and sign up from there.

Read the October issue of forward now!







The long summer days seem like a distant memory now that autumn has arrived, and people become more inclined to unwind and relax in the comfort of their own home.  For some people, this is not a realistic scenario if their home is not functional and accessible.  The latest issue of forward is jam packed with top tips and ideas to help anyone who is considering making home adaptations.  With articles from industry experts in addition to the adaptation experiences of other SCI people, we hope you find this issue’s special section informative and useful.

If you haven’t had time to register your attendance for this year’s AGM, taking place on 16 October at the Williams Conference Centre in Oxfordshire, there’s still time!  Simply complete the registration form inside this issue of forward and return it to SIA House.

Our Vocational Support Manager, Dave Bracher, provides an update about the Vocational Clinics now available at SCI Centres, where you can receive individual, tailored advice and information about returning to work, re-training, education and volunteering.  If you’d like to attend a vocational clinic, check out the calendar of scheduled dates and contact Dave for further information.

In the October issue you will also be able to read about St Francis ward, the only dedicated ward in the UK for children and young people with an SCI.  Situated within the National Spinal Injuries Centre, St Francis ward will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in November, and will be welcoming back many of the children and young people who have been supported on the ward since 2004.

There are still many ways in which you can support us in our 40th year, so take a look at the Get involved page to find out what’s going on between now and the end of the year.  Our Making Christmas Brighter campaign is an activity that anyone can get involved with, so make sure you read all about it!

Finally, our Christmas cards and wrapping paper selections are selling out fast.  If you’d like to place an order, do so before they all go!




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