Spinal cord injuries can be devastating and change the lives of people affected in a matter of seconds.
Injuries of this kind affect a significant number of people in Britain. According to the Spinal Injuries Association, 2,500 people in the UK sustain a spinal cord injury every year.
The pandemic also had a massive impact on people with spinal cord injuries, as what independence they had was further taken away.
Alongside everyday challenges, people with spinal cord injuries face accessibility issues and general stigma.
What is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day?
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day returns on Friday 13 May, to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries.
The day, organised by the Spinal Injuries Association, also aims to shine a light on the difficulties faced by people with spinal cord injuries day in and day out.
This year’s Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day celebrates the ‘small mountains’ that injured people overcome throughout their lives.
The event also sets out to tackle misconceptions about spinal cord injury, such as surrounding the ability to walk or drive after experiencing a spinal cord injury.
What support do we offer?
At Synergy Complex Care, we offer a range of services to support people with spinal injuries, to help them return home from the hospital and rebuild their lives.
Our carers are matched with clients to ensure they are a good fit and receive specialist training, from bowel and bladder care to pain management and moving around safely, so they are on hand to provide the best possible care to clients.
Alongside clinical care, we also help clients on the way to independence and a high quality of life, such as supporting social activities and household tasks.
Have you or a loved one been affected by a spinal injury? Are you looking for care and support? Don’t hesitate to contact our team today.