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Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK so that they can lead fulfilled and independent lives in their homes, with their families, in work places and in leisure time.

Back up is a charity which offers mentoring, wheelchair skills training and activity courses as well as support in getting back to work or school after a spinal cord injury. 

Tel: 020 8875 1805  Skype: 020 8875 1805 

The Brake helpline is for anyone who has been bereaved or seriously injured in a crash or their carers, whether the crash happened recently or a long time ago.

The Brake support helpline: 0845 603 8570/

British Institute for Brain Injured Children (Bibic)
Bibic is a charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions like autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, developmental delay, brain injury, and specific learning difficulties like ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT)
CBIT is a charity providing non-medical services to families affected by childhood acquired brain injury across the UK.

Child Brain Injury Trust helpline - 0303 303 2248

Children's Trust
The Children’s Trust is a national charity working with children with acquired brain injury, multiple disabilities and complex health needs.

Headway operates a network of groups and branches across the UK and Channel Islands. They offer a wide range of services, including brain injury rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care. The services available will vary, depending on local needs and resources.

Headway helpline: 0808 800 224/

Scope support disabled people and their families at every stage of their lives and offer practical support – from education to everyday care.

Scope support helpline: 0808 800 3333/

Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)
SIA offers a pathway of support by aiming to be there for a newly injured person from the time of injury and for the rest of a person's life. SIA support is given by spinal cord injured people, all of whom can offer their lived experiences of spinal cord injury.

The SIA support helpline: 0800 980 0501
The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF)
UKABIF is a charity which promotes understanding of all aspects of acquired brain injury (ABI). They offer support and information on acquired brain injury to improve awareness of ABI.

In 2013 UKABIF produced a showreel for Life After Brain Injury. To view this film see below:


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