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Spinal injury useful links
Some of the following organisations may be able to offer advice and assistance:
- The Ann Conroy Trust and British Syringomyelia and Chiari Society
Support education and research into spinal injuries.
- Association of Disabled Professionals
Working to improve education and employment opportunities for the disabled.
- Association for Spinal Injury Research (ASPIRE)
A registered charity formed in 1983 for the rehabilitation and reintegration of those with spinal injuries.
- Back Up
A UK charity for SCI offering services including courses, mentoring and wheelchair skills training.
- Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF)
A UK charity providing information and support services to those with bladder and bowel problems.
- British Association of Spinal Cord Injury Specialists (BASCIS)
An association of senior doctors in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Eire. They aim to improve the acute and long-term management of spinal cord injury and the training of doctors in the speciality.
- British Brain & Spine Foundation
This foundation aims to improve the prevention, treatment and care of disorders of the brain and spine through research in the clinical neurosciences and education and awareness programmes.
- The British Pain Society
The British Pain Society has a membership of over 1,550 and is involved in all aspects of pain and its management through the work of the Council, Committees and Working Parties.
- Cauda Equina Syndrome Resource Centre
This international web site is a useful resource for finding out more about CES and inter-acting with other people who have the syndrome.
- Cauda Equina Syndrome UK Charity
This charity has been set up by people with CES and a health professional working in the field.
- Carers Direct
Information, advice and support for carers.
- Council Exchange
Council and Housing Association home swaps.
- Counselling Directory
UK counselling support network.
Extensive information for disabled people covering benefits, rights, education, health and support and much more.
- Disability Horizons
Free online disability magazine.
Online access guides.
- Disabled Living Foundation
A national charity providing independent advice on mobility aids, disability aids, daily living equipment.
- Disabledworkers Co-operative
Disabled workers can register their service free on the Disabled Workers Database.
An internet service providing information on buying and selling second-hand used disabled equipment.
- Disability Rights UK
A network of disability organisations and disabled people campaigning for disability equality and human rights
- English Federation of Disability Sport
The national body responsible for developing sport for disabled people in England.
- Forum of Mobility Centres
A network of independent organisations covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, who offer information, advice and assessment to individuals who have a medical condition or are recovering from an accident or injury which may affect their ability to drive or access a motor vehicle.
- Health and Safety Executive
A legislative body that aims to prevent death, injury and ill health in Great Britain’s workplaces.
- Inclusive Fitness Initiative
A network of over 180 inclusive fitness facilities across England.
- INSPIRE Foundation
A foundation that promotes research into, and the development of, electronic, mechanical and medical aids to assist people with spinal cord paralysis.
- International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS)
A membership organisation of over 1,000 Clinicians and Scientists from 87 countries promoting research and education and training for all issues relating to traumatic and non-traumatic lesions of the spinal cord.
- Multidisciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (MASCIP)
The Association's prime objective is to provide a national professional forum to promote standards in clinical practice, foster research and encourage the development of health and social care services for people with spinal cord injuries.
- Rough Riderz
Four wheeled mountain biking club for wheelchair users and able bodied riders.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
- Standing Start
Standing start is a charity providing an active rehabilitation programme for SCI's.
- Spinal Injuries Association
A user-led, national charity , providing support and information for the spinal cord injured community.
SIA Advice Line: 0800 980 0501
National organisation for competitive wheelchair sport.
The service was personal, professional and considered. I was treated so kindly and in the end I knew that not only had I found the right organisation but also the right person.
Boyes Turner client