Below are some of our partners who help us to deliver the best support and advice possible.
Aspire is a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury. A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time, and no one is prepared for how it will change their life. Aspire exists because there is currently no cure.
People with Spinal Cord Injury will lose muscle and sensory control and a large majority will become full time wheelchair users for the rest of their lives. Historically, the majority of spinal injuries have been sustained by those aged 21 to 30, with nearly three quarters of new spinal cord injury patients being male. However, Spinal Cord Injury is increasingly affecting older people now too. Approximately 2,500 people sustain a spinal cord injury in the UK each year.
Through its projects and programmes, Aspire offers practical support to the 50,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK, from newly injured spinal cord injury patients in hospital and throughout their lives. This support allows people with spinal injury to lead fulfilled and independent lives in their homes, with their families, in their workplace and in leisure time.
Their services include:
Back Up inspire people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life.
For over 30 years, they’ve helped people and their families to rebuild their independence after a devastating spinal cord injury. Their award-winning, practical services challenge the perceptions of what’s possible and increase your skills and confidence.
Today, they’re at the forefront of helping people adjust positively to spinal cord injury – because their support is provided by people who have been there and can understand what you are going through. At Back Up, they’re there for people in their darkest hours – so they get back up to living life to the full.
Established in 1887, Boyes Turner has grown to become one of the UK’s leading full service regional law firms - winning UK Regional Law Firm of the Year for the first time in 2010 and repeating this subsequently a number of times.
Our lawyers regularly work with some of the world’s largest multinationals as well as successful UK and European businesses. Our specialist teams are regularly ranked as amongst the best in the UK.
Boyes Turner has built a nationally and internationally recognised specialism in the technology and innovation sector. This is built on the firm's roots as a leading regional law firm, based in Reading, in the heart of the UK's 'silicon corridor', surrounded by globally innovative universities, and within 30 minutes of central London.
The firm has additional focused expertise in the leisure and hospitality and development and house building sectors. These specialisms sit alongside our private client and claims offerings – where we are equally recognised as being at the top of our field.
Committed to strong organic growth, the firm is able to use its geographic location to attract lawyers and support staff of the very highest calibre to service a client base which would sit comfortably with leading City and other national firms. Clients love that we can offer a city quality service at sensible regional rates.
Boyes Turner seeks to work with our clients to identify their individual needs and to tailor our services accordingly.
Bolt Burdon Kemp is a national law firm specialising in claims for loss and injury.
Bolt Burdon Kemp has grown into one of the country’s leading firms for serious cases. Founded in 1986, we are successful because we act exclusively for claimants and because we care about winning. Our firm works tirelessly for clients who have endured life changing events, and when getting justice for our clients has meant changing the law, we have done it.
Our teams of lawyers act for thousands of clients who have been seriously injured or damaged by the actions and mistakes of others. We specialise in the areas of personal injury, medical negligence, military claims, child abuse, brain injury and spinal injury.
Fittleworth is one of the UK’s leading home delivery companies for Stoma, Continence and Wound Care products. We believe strongly that no matter which product a patient uses, if it’s available on prescription, we can supply it.
Fittleworth believes that customers and nurses should select the products most suitable for their needs. This is reflected throughout the whole business – from our sales & marketing teams, our customer service teams, our care centre staff and nurses, and our fleet of local delivery drivers; we all understand the importance of treating our customers as individuals.
Our aim is to provide a discreet, reliable and quality service tailored to meet all our customers’ requirements. We are not tied to any manufacturer, so no matter which product a customer uses, if it’s available on prescription, we can supply it. Being impartial allows customers and nurses to select the most suitable products for their needs.
Fittleworth operates from over 30 Care Centres across the country allowing us to offer a personal and local service, with all the strengths of a national company. Having multiple centres gives us a large and flexible stock and ensures excellent product availability.
Coloplast develops products and services to make life easier for people with deeply personal and private medical conditions. These conditions are often associated with trauma and taboo. The more intimate the condition, the greater the requirement to come closer to customers, understand their world and develop solutions that are sensitive to their special needs. We call this intimate healthcare.
Closeness to all customers makes this possible. We listen to better understand needs and respond by finding new ways to do things better together. We lead the way by bringing the best ideas first and fast to market in the form of medical devices and service solutions.
Deeply private and personal medical conditions are our focus. Our passion to make a real difference to people’s lives is what drives and unites us. Our culture supports high ambitions and releases the full potential of our own people to achieve them.
Our business includes Ostomy Care, Continence Care, Wound & Skin Care and Interventional Urology. We operate globally, employing more than 12,000 people.
Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products and services worldwide. Our Mission is to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use our products and services. Throughout the company, there is the recognition that Hollister is unique, not only as an independent, employee-owned company but also in its Mission and its commitment to the principles on which the company was founded.
Through a shared affirmation that every human being has dignity and intrinsic value, the focal point of everything we do at Hollister is people. At Hollister, we realize that each person who uses our products and services is on a distinct, and often challenging, life journey. In every aspect of what we do, the overriding goal and commitment is to make a difference in that journey.
The principle of Dignity means that we respect all people, independent of the work they do, their age, their colour, their gender, or their nationality.
Integrity is at the heart of how we do business at Hollister, and throughout the company, there is an unwavering conviction that the ethical way is the only way to conduct our business.
The principle of Service, to our customers and to each other, inspires us to strive for unconditional customer satisfaction; serving with humility, compassion, and perseverance. The principle of Stewardship inspires Hollister Associates to act as guardians of the company – ensuring that Hollister will continue to be independent, employee-owned, and faithful to its Mission of making a sustained and meaningful difference in the lives of people around the world.
MASCIP’s prime objective is to provide a national professional forum to promote standards in clinical practice, foster research and encourage the development of health and social care services for people with spinal cord injuries.
The Association exists to enable all professions and grades of staff associated with the care and welfare of people with spinal cord injuries, both within and outside of spinal cord injury centres, to articulate professional issues and concerns.
On behalf of its membership, MASCIP will also lobby service commissioners, healthcare providers and the Department of Health on issues of significant professional concern.