Below are some links to websites offering help, information and support to people that have been injured, and their families which we hope you will find helpful.
Brain & Spinal
- Aspire: A is a charity offering practical support to people living with a spinal cord injury.
- Back Up: Provide a range of services to help spinally injured people of any age get back on track. Back Up relies on a vital family of volunteers, mentors and skilled professionals to inspire independence in anyone affected by spinal cord injury to encourage everyone to get the most from their lives. They work with people of all ages, from young children to the elderly, whatever the motivation or background. Transform is their magazine for everyone affected by spinal cord injury.
- Brain Injury Is BIG: Forum empowering the severely brain injured and their families via support, understanding and a network of care.
- Brain & Spine Foundation: helping people affected by brain and spine conditions.
- Cerebral Palsy: providing info, help, support & advice for those affected by cerebral palsy. See Scope for support.
- CBIT: The Child Brain Injury Trust is the charity that supports children, young people, their families and professionals and helps them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold.
- Headway: A comprehensive guide to brain injury, what it means and the help and support available to sufferers and those who care for them. Free 24 hour helpline – 0808 800 2244 Sign up to Headway News bitesize
- The Brain Charity: Supporting people with neurological conditions, their families and carers.
- The Brain Charity: Supporting people with neurological conditions, their families and carer.
- The Rooprai Spinal Trust: A volunteer-led charity dedicated to helping people with SCIs through grants to obtain assistive equipment.
- Scope: This charity supports people with Cerebral Palsy and their families.
- Spinal Research : One of the UK’s largest spinal injury charities, dedicated to funding medical research and developing treatments.
- The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) : One of the UK’s leading spinal cord injury charities, led and operated by spinally injured Trustees
- Blesma: Enabling limbless veterans to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
- Limbcare: Offering hope, advice and peer support to amputee/limb impaired individuals, communities, families and others impacted around them.
- Limbless Association: Providing support to amputees and the limb-loss community.
- Ottobock: Ottobock is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of prosthetic limbs, orthotic supports and wheelchairs that facilitate independence.
- UNYQ: Bringing style and choice to people who wear prosthetics and orthotics.
Advice & Assistance
- Blue Badge: applications for a disabled parking badge.
- CICA: Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Court of Protection: The Court that can make decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who can’t make decisions at the time they need to be made (they ‘lack mental capacity’).
- Driving Mobility for all your mobility needs
- Motability: A way to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair without the worry of owning and running one.
- NABD: National Association for Bikers with a Disability.
- NHS Choices
- Office of the Public Guardian: The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) protects people in England and Wales who may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance.
- The Accessible Planet: the guide to everything and anything accessible – for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility.
- Gloucester Hospital Brain Unit
- Disabled People: The UK government’s website. Providing advice on disabled peoples’ rights, benefits and the Equality Act.