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.
     
  • Directgov
    Extensive information for disabled people covering benefits, rights, education, health and support and much more.
     
  • Disability Horizons
    Free online disability magazine.
     
  • DisabledGo
    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.
     
  • DisabledGear.com
    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.
     
  • RoSPA
    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
     
  • WheelPower
    National organisation for competitive wheelchair sport.

 

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