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Spinal Cord Injuries Day – Friday 17th May 2013


Every 8 hours someone in the UK sustains a spinal cord injury and is told they may never walk again.

The aim of the Spinal Cord Injuries Day is to raise awareness and understanding of spinal cord injury and show the positive future that can still be had after an injury.

What can you do?

If you are happy to help get in touch with one of the organisations listed below and they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

Which charities are involved?

Spinal Injuries Together is a grouping of these organisations:

Aspire supports people with spinal cord injury from injury to independence through their Independent Living Advisors, Assistive Technology, Aspire Housing, the Human Needs Fund and our Campaigning work. Aspire has been helping people with spinal cord injuries since 1982.

Back Up Trust is for everyone affected by a spinal cord injury. Our services include mentoring, wheelchair skills training, activity courses plus we offer support in getting you back to work or school after an injury. All of our services build confidence, independence, whilst helping to create a positive future.

SIA is a user-led organisation which was established in 1974. It works to support and promote the wellbeing of the 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK through its peer support and campaigning work, and also to provide assistance to their families, friends and health care professionals.

Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) is the Scottish national voluntary organisation for spinal cord injured people and those close to them. SIS provides immediate support through the office based Information Service and operates a self-referral information line. We also provide peer support within the Scottish national spinal unit along with a legal and welfare rights advisory service.

Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding groundbreaking medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck. Our vision is a world where spinal cord injury no longer means a lifetime of paralysis.

If you have been injured in an accident and have suffered a spinal injury please do feel free to get in touch with any queries.