2 Trueman Place
Tel: (Freephone advice line) 0800 980 0501 Mon-Fri 9.30 am-4.30 pm, (Admin) 0845 678 6633
The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is a national charity for spinal cord injured people. They are a user-led organisation with all trustees being spinal cord injured themselves.
Their aims are to:
- Offer support and assistance from the moment of injury or illness and for the rest of a paralysed person’s life.
- Provide services to increase an individual’s quality of life.
- Support families of newly injured people.
- Increase knowledge and awareness of the causes and consequences of SCI.
- Campaign for the best medical and social care for spinal cord injured people.
The services they offer are:
- Freephone Advice Line - help and guidance for those with SCI.
- Life and Work After a Spinal Cord Injury.
- Ageing With SCI - SIA accessible headquarters.
- Books and guides for SCI people and professionals.
- Peer Services - support and encouragement from Peers at all UK SCI centres.
- Legal and Financial - finding financial and legal support for personal injury claims.
- Education and Training - "Your Voice - Know Your Rights" training courses; the National SCI Library.
- Bimonthly magazine, Forward, free with SIA membership.
The website also offers:
- A wealth of information, experiences and ideas.
- A message board and chat rooms to share your thoughts with other spinal cord injured people.
- A national library on spinal cord injury.
- An online shop with many publications for sale.
- Membership, open to all and joining is simple via the online shop.
Last updated on 02/09/2014