Aspire is a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury. Their services include:
Aspire grants: helping people buy the specialist equipment they need;
Aspire housing: providing fully accessible properties for use on a short-term basis;
Aspire independent living advisors: providing advice and guidance to patients in the spinal cord injury centres;
Aspire’s assistive technology facilities: ensuring independent access to a computer; and
A free welfare benefits advice service.
Tel: 020 8954 5759
Headway promotes understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers. In addition, Headway campaigns to reduce the incidence of brain injury. Their services include helping brain injury survivors come to terms with their new circumstances, re-integrate into family and community life, and maximise their opportunities and choices; practical and emotional support for families and carers; local support services through their UK network; and providing practical rehabilitation.
Helpline: 0808 800 2244
Child Brain Injury Trust
The Child Brain Injury Trust is a 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. Their services include regional child and family support co-ordinators, providing children, young people and families with the support that they need in order to live their lives to the full, within their local community; a helpline providing support for anyone affected by childhood acquired brain injury; legal support services, including assistance in pursuing a claim for welfare benefits; and information on grants and financial assistance.
Helpline: 0303 303 2248
Tel: 01869 341075
The Limbless Association provides information and support to the limb-loss community. They aim to support people of all ages and backgrounds through a variety of existing programmes and services.
They offer support to individuals of any age, whether they are about to have an amputation or are already living with congenital or acquired limb-loss and they offer assistance and information to carers, family members and friends if they require it.
They provide a national association of friends and contemporaries through the Limbless Association membership system and provide a single, unified voice for the UK limb-loss community, creating a national union and alliance for UK prosthetic patients.
Tel: 01245 216670
Help line: 0800 644 0185
The Rainbow Trust Children’s charity
Rainbow Trust supports over 25% of the 6,000 families in England who have a child aged 0-18 years of age with a life threatening or terminal illness and need the bespoke support they offer. They support the whole family 24/7, 365 days a year, regardless of diagnosis.
They support the whole family including parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters and grandparents. Any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis.
Their support is hugely varied and depends on the needs of the family. Support may include all or some of the following: family support workers, sibling support, home support and hospital support.
Tel: 01372 363438
We work in close partnership with Enham Trust, a leading and approved Independent Advisory Group. Enham Trust, a registered charity, is a pan disability organisation that works with close to 7,500 individuals each year throughout the South, giving people independence, choice and control in the cornerstone areas of their lives; housing, care, work and skills development. The Trust provides a range of services including care and support, advice and guidance on budgeting and recruiting personal care assistants, housing support and provision, advice on the changes to disability payments and help with budgeting, numerous skills, training and employment programmes.
Telephone Number: 01264 345800
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org