Constituents and Objectives:
The Spinal Injuries Association is the national organisation
for people affected by a spinal cord injury. They represent all
their members interests regardless of how the impairment occurred,
whether or not it has resulted in full or partial paralysis.
The Spinal Injuries Association's purpose is to promote the integration and full
participation in society of it's members, by encouraging them to
become fulfilled and in control of their lives. The sharing of information
and experiences are at the heart of it's commitment to helping each
individual achieve his or her potential after injury.
• offer support to individuals who become
paralysed and their families, from the moment a spinal cord injury
occurs, for the rest of their lives
• provide services and publications which
enable and encourage paralysed people to lead independent lives
• campaign for improved medical and social
care relating to spinal cord injuries
• work to create an understanding of the
causes and consequences of injuries
The SIA was founded by Baroness Masham and fellow
spinal cord injured people in 1974. The Spinal Injuries Association
has over five thousand members and it's patron since 1984 has been
The Princess Royal.
The SIA motto 'because life needn't stop when you're
paralysed' signifies the strong emphasis they place on leading a full
and independent life after injury.
The Spinal Injuries Association has a wide range
of books that address the many different issues which spinal cord
injured people face. These publications are available from the Publications
Office at the Spinal Injuries Association on 020 8444 2121 (ex.222).
'FORWARD' is the Spinal Injuries Association's Magazine
which comes out bi-monthly. Free to members (membership costs £15.00
a year), this 48 page magazine contains up-to-the-minute news and
information on the many topics that concern and affect spinal cord
injured people. It is printed in 12 point type-face, using non-slip
matt paper and has quality photos in colour as well as black and
Each issue has a theme which has included Holidays,
Fashion, Complementary Therapies, Benefits, Photography, as well
as the regular features like the Letters Page, Campaigns Update
and Legal Case studies.
Spinal Injuries Association
2 Trueman Place
Telephone: 0845 678 6633
Adviceline: 0800 980 0501
Fax 0845 070 6911