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Monday, 13 November 2017 14:04

The Soldiers’ Charity continues to support the Spinal Injuries Association

Since 2003, our Charity has awarded the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) an annual grant to help support the impactful work that they do. SIA is the leading national user-led spinal cord injuries

Since 2003, our Charity has awarded the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) an annual grant to help support the impactful work that they do. SIA is the leading national user-led spinal cord injuries (SCI) charity who are governed by a trustee board made up of a diverse group of spinal cord injured people elected by their members.

The Soldiers’ Charity grant is used specifically to help SIA fund their peer support service, their training of professionals including Nurse Specialists, and their Vocational Support which is available to both in and out patients.

Army personnel, whether newly injured and receiving treatment in a district general hospital or in a rehabilitation setting, can receive help from SCI Nurse Specialists who will work alongside the treating care team to raise awareness of the issues relating to SCI and provide guidance on the appropriate care.

The care doesn’t stop there. Our soldiers and veterans are also provided with Vocational Support to give them the guidance and encouragement they need when the time comes to consider returning to work, education, volunteering or sport after an injury. At SIA, they believe that with the right support and guidance, their patients can rebuild confidence and discover the right vocational path for them.

Sue Browning, Chief Executive of Spinal Injuries Association said:

“A huge thank you to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and to all of their supporters for their generous support. It’s hugely appreciated and makes a real difference to our work supporting those members of the Armed Forces who have sustained a spinal cord injury.”

In the last twelve months alone, the SCI has been able to help over 3447 service users, 719 of whom were newly injured, and support 1070 family members and friends with our help.

Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity adds: “The treatment and care plans that the Spinal Injuries Association has in place to help our soldiers and veterans recover after an injury is invaluable. Their work enables people to get back on their feet, often quite literally, and realise that there is life after injury. Keep up the great work that you do!”

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