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We work with Trusts and Foundations to ensure that everyone touched by spinal cord injury receives the support they need to rebuild their lives. Thanks to their generosity we have been able to support both the physical and emotional needs of the spinal cord injured community; by developing our support services and expanding our reach.
Here are just a few examples of how Trusts and Foundations work in partnership with us as we rebuild lives after spinal cord injury.
The Garfield Weston Foundation and the Paul Bush Foundation Trust have contributed £25,000 and £5,000 respectively towards our Nurse Advocates. These grants will help us to continue establishing this relatively new service, ensuring individuals within general hospitals or other settings have access to information, advice and guidance on all aspects of their care. Feedback from the service has already shown that this support has a positive impact on the quality of care received and increases individual’s confidence on admission to a general hospital. One mother of a spinal cord injured patient fed back “Being put in contact with a nurse advocate who does have this experience makes a huge difference to the long and traumatic journey.”
The Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust awarded a generous grant of £3,500 towards the work of our Peer Support Service in North Wales. Evaluation of service users last year found that 99% had a more positive outlook after meeting with SIA’s Peer Support Officer and 99% also felt less isolated. This grant will help to ensure the continuation of this valuable work.
In late 2017, SIA will be launching a new online training service for spinal cord injured people. This will enable us to deliver training in a variety of formats so that individuals can learn and interact with others from the comfort of their own home. This new project was made possible by a grant of £20,000 from the UPS Foundation. Details of these developments will soon be available on the website.
We are extremely grateful to these Trusts and Foundations, and the many others who support our work. Without them we would be unable to provide such a range of services helping individuals and families in their time of need.
If you are interested in supporting our work, please email Ellie Walsh or phone us on 01908 604191.
Read how our life-long services have helped individuals and families rebuild their lives.