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Every year in the UK over 1000 people experience a spinal cord injury, and there are an estimated 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK alone. Most spinal cord injuries result in paralysis and injured people & their families are faced with the challenge of coming to terms with their injury, and rebuilding their lives with a disability. A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone, from any walk of life, at any age through a sudden, traumatic and life-changing event. With the right support and information, people can still enjoy a full and independent life after injury.


The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA):

  •  Support spinal cord injured individuals and their families from the moment their injury occurs for the rest of their lives

  •  Provide services and publications that enable and encourage paralysed people to lead independent lives

  •  Campaign for improved medical and social care for spinal cord injury

  •  Work to create awareness of the causes and consequences of injuries

SIA exists to help people with spinal cord injuries rebuild their lives, encourage them to take control of their own lives and promote their full integration and participation in society. SIA services include Peer Support Workers who have spinal injuries, an Advice Line, Employment Services Scheme getting injured people back to work, a wide range of Publications and a Family Councillor.


During 2009 SIA (Reg. Charity 1054097) will be celebrating 35 years of service to Spinal Injured individuals and their families. For further details please go to www.spinal.co.uk or phone us on 0845 678 6633 / 0800 980 0501 or Fax us on 0845 070 6911.


Elizabeth Wright Donor Development Officer

Spinal Injuries Association

06 May 2009