Influencing change in the wider world

We understand that a spinal cord injury can be devastating, but we believe it shouldn’t prevent anyone from getting the most out of life. And we’re here to help make sure that can happen. We provide a range of services for people affected by spinal cord injury, and this provides us with a unique insight into the issues they face in their day-to-day lives.

We feel it’s important that the needs of people with spinal cord injury are advocated for, and we always aim to share and promote their views and experiences so we can help make sure that services or access to services can be improved.

We share our expertise and experience to support the development of services for people affected by spinal cord injury across the world, just as we like to listen to and learn from other organisations.

Some of our current priorities for influencing change across the UK are:

  • Ensuring children and young people get access to timely specialist rehabilitation
  • Ensuring high quality vocational support is in place to aid people’s return back to employment
  • Contributing to English and Scottish spinal service reviews ensuring patient voice at the heart of decision making.