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Getting back to school after the Covid-19 disruption

Back to school All children have experienced huge change throughout these past few months. With their return to school imminent, they may have questions or concerns about what it will be like. Some children will be excited and others worried or nervous – for some it may be both. We have collated what we believe […]

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Blog: Sam’s story: Volunteering as a family mentor during the covid-19 pandemic

We spoke to Sam, one of our fantastic volunteer family mentors, to find out how this service is helping people in these tricky times. Spinal cord injury affects everyone around the person who sustained the injury. In Sam’s case, her life was changed forever when her partner Andy sustained a C7 level spinal cord injury […]

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Blog: Covid-19 and me: A parent’s account of their son contracting coronavirus

This is a guest blog written by Anna-Marina whose son, who has a spinal cord injury, contracted Covid-19. Read on to find out how their family navigated both this illness as well as spinal cord injury.  Living with a child who has a spinal cord injury is challenging at the best of times. Over the […]

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Covid-19 signposting

Covid-19 signposting The past few weeks have been tricky, especially if you are affected by spinal cord injury. You may be feeling anxious after spending time self-isolating, or frustrated that your day to day routine has changed significantly and suddenly because of covid-19. That’s why we’ve gathered a collection of external links to resources, applications […]

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Covid-19 and children with spinal cord injury

Covid-19 and children with spinal cord injury We have worked collaboratively with Dr Allison Graham, Consultant Physician in spinal cord injury (with specialist interest in paediatric injury) to produce the following specific information on Covid-19 and children with spinal cord injury. Throughout this piece we link to the NHS and the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Blog: The Back Up Ball through the years

The Back Up Ball is one of our most popular, longest standing events. It’s a chance for everyone in our community – fundraisers, volunteers, and people with a spinal cord injury – to come together for a night of fun and fundraising. We’ve rounded up some of the most notable Back Up Balls we’ve held […]

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Summer Appeal – Back To School

Our Education Inclusion Service needs your help more than ever this term. Please give what you can to support children affected by spinal cord injury back to school this September. In just a few short weeks, the schools will reopen. During these last few months all children have experienced months of uncertainty and now there […]

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Summer Appeal – Back To School

Our Education Inclusion Service needs your help more than ever this term. Please give what you can to support children affected by spinal cord injury back to school this September. In just a few short weeks, the schools will reopen. During these last few months all children have experienced months of uncertainty and now there […]

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Virtual workshops for young people

Virtual workshops for young people In the last week of July, we’ll be hosting a week of virtual workshops for young people (aged 13-19) affected by spinal cord injury. From thinking about the first time you stay away from home, preparing for University or having some fun in a cooking class we have a workshop […]

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Blog: News: David’s story: Lockdown with a spinal cord injury

Over the past few months, we have all been facing a new normal. The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted lives and created new worries. That’s why we spoke to David, one of our fantastic volunteers who has been helping us transform the lives of people affected by spinal cord injury during the coronavirus pandemic. David told […]

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