Lakshmi sustained a complete spinal cord Injury in a road traffic accident at C1 level when she was 4 years old. This meant that Lakshmi experienced the highest level of paralysis but was also dependent on a ventilator to breathe. Allison Saltrese was appointed to work with Lakshmi and her family within months of her injury.
Christopher was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a road traffic accident. He sustained a brain injury which rendered him paralysed with cognitive impairments and personality changes. Following his rehabilitation within the NHS, Christopher was placed in residential care and was not provided with the appropriate assistance.
All personal details have been changed to ensure anonymity.
We have compiled a list of links below which we think might be of use to you.*
Adapting technology changing lives. AbilityNet is a national charity helping disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology.
The Academy of Experts is the premiere Professional Body for Expert Witnesses both in the United Kingdom and around the world. Training for Expert Witnesses and Mediators. Free ExpertSearch for Experts.
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 leisure time.
BABICM represents the professional interests and concerns of case managers who work with those who have suffered an acquired brain injury or other complex condition which requires co-ordinated rehabilitation, care and support.
Back-Up is a small, dynamic and professional charity that runs three distinct services: wheelchair skills, mentoring and rehabilitative activity or cultural courses. These services are peer-led and encourage independence, self-confidence and motivation following a life changing injury.
The Disabilities Trust is a fast-growing charity offering leading-edge services to people with disabilities across the UK.
The Brain Injury Social Work Group (BISWG) is a Special Interest Group affiliated to the British Association of Social Workers (BASW). It is a group for social work professionals and affiliates aiming to raise the standards of social work practice and other relevant specialist services in supporting people with a brain injury, their families and carers.
BABICM is a professional association which was established in 1996 to promote the development of case management in the field of acquired brain injury.
The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. It is not a trade union but is a registered charity in England and Wales (Charity Registration Number: 229642) and in Scotland (Charity Registration Number: SC039492). The Society was formed in 1901 and has more than 45,000 members. Through its Royal Charter, the Society is charged with overseeing psychology and psychologists. It has responsibility for the development, promotion and application of pure and applied psychology for the public good.
The Society encourages doctors in all clinical specialties to be involved in education and research into the management of disability. Membership of the BSRM is open to all registered medical practitioners interested and concerned with its objectives.
Activity holidays for people with disability, all disabilities - physical disability and learning disability, specialist holidays.
The Case Management Society UK (CMSUK), is a non-profit association of Case Managers, committed to the delivery of quality case management through standards of best practice while promoting the individual and collective development of case management throughout the United Kingdom.
Keeping in touch with other disabled people can be a good way of getting informal advice and support.
The Act provides for a new Court of Protection to make decisions in relation to the property and affairs and healthcare and personal welfare of adults (and children in a few cases) who lack capacity. The Court also has the power to make declarations about whether someone has the capacity to make a particular decision.
Disability Alliance is a national registered charity which works to relieve the poverty and improve the living standards of disabled people. Our eventual aim is to break the link between poverty and disability.
The Disability Law Service (DLS) has provided high quality information and advice to disabled and Deaf people for over 30 years.
The ODI works with many disabled people's organisations in developing disability policies and delivery of services to ensure disabled people's needs are considered.
An information resource on the centre and all aspects of spinal injury.
The Expert Witness Institute (EWI) was launched in November 1996 to service and support experts. It acts as a voice for the expert witness community, supporting experts from all professional disciplines and lawyers who use the services of experts. Its functions are to encourage, train and educate experts and to improve and maintain their standards and status. The EWI actively works with a wide range of professional bodies to achieve this.
The charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Provides information, support and services to people affected by brain injury, their family and carers.
We campaign for change and provide innovative services that give disabled people the opportunity to live life their way.
Livability is about creating choices for disabled people rather than making choices for them. We believe that everyone should have the freedom to live their lives and use their abilities.
A professional association for all the disciplines working with spinal cord injured people.
Mencap is the voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to exchange either their Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance or their War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement to obtain a new car, powered wheelchair or scooter.
The MS Society is the UK's largest charity for people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) - about 100,000 people in the UK.
We provide care and support for people affected by muscle disease, fund vital research and campaign for better services.
QEF works with people living with physical and learning disabilities or acquired brain injuries to gain new skills and increase independence. Whether it’s learning everyday life skills, rebuilding a life affected by brain injury, acquiring the skills to drive a specially adapted car or training for future employment QEF supports disabled people to achieve goals for life.
RADAR is the UK's largest disability campaigning organisation, with a membership of over 900 disability organisations and individual campaigners.
The Royal College of Nursing represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.
Speakability is the national charity dedicated to supporting and empowering people with Aphasia and their carers.
National Bureau for Students With Disabilities. Skill promotes opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of disability in post-16 education, training and employment across the UK.
The Spinal Injuries Association is a user-led, national charity , providing support and information for the spinal cord injured community.
Spinal Injury Units and Rehabilitation Centres in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Our Mission is to help our members in the public, private and voluntary sectors, working in the field of disability and employment to develop their professional practice and to maintain their awareness of a broad range of disability issues.
Whizz-Kidz is a charity that is all about giving disabled children the chance to lead a more independent life. Our service meets their individual mobility needs and ensures.
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