Who we are
-is a charity with international reach.
-WORKS to improve the treatment and care of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) throughout the world.
-PROMOTES the exchange of SCI skills and specialist knowledge worldwide.
-PROVIDES grants to SCI health care professionals (doctors, psychologists, therapists, nurses and others) to support them in travelling to learn or teach new SCI skills. Over thirty five different countries have benefitted.
-ORGANISES conferences describing and illustrating best practice in the treatment of spinal cord injury and explaining new developments in SCI treatment and care.
-SPONSORS SCI conferences and workshops worldwide run by specialist SCI regional and supranational associations.
-ENSURES that unique published resources are retained and made available in accessible format to aid present and future generations of SCI specialists.
-HOLDS an extensive database recording its experience of funding individuals to travel extensively to learn or promote best SCI practice.
-REGISTERS with the Charity Commission in the United Kingdom to ensure it is efficiently managed.
Baroness Masham of Ilton
Professor Hans Frankel OBE FRCP
Giles Wingate-Saul QC
Bill Braithwaite QC
Chris Swain (Legal)
Alan McLaughlin (Financial)
Tony Stanger (Insurance)
“You can’t achieve your dreams if you don’t connect with people who can guide you to improve on upon the skills you have.”
― Israelmore Ayivor
-BELIEVES that so many skills and so much knowledge can be gained outside and beyond the formality of an academic setting.
-SUPPORTS strongly the need for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the speciality of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).
-SEEKS to enthuse individuals who specialise, or wish to specialise, in caring for people who have sustained SCI, to build on their knowledge and experience by learning from others in a practical setting.
-ENCOURAGES those who have valuable skills to pass on that knowledge to others in a context where they can see the skills practised.
-SEES no national boundaries to the benefits to be gained from learning in a real-world setting and supports individuals from a wide range of countries worldwide to come to the UK to learn.
-IDENTIFIES professionals skilled in the treatment and care of SCI and helps fund them to travel to countries throughout the world to share their knowledge and improve SCI care.
-PURSUES its mission in the belief that it makes a real difference to those who have sustained SCI.
Those who don’t know must learn from those who do.
― Plato, The Republic