Spinal Injury

Active Assistance, part of the Active Care Group, has over 25 years of specialist experience working with and understanding the needs of people with a spinal cord injury. We have been working at the forefront of the industry for a quarter of a century, alongside thought leaders such as Multidisciplinary Association for Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, as well as client support organisations and charities such as Spinal Injuries Association, The Backup Trust and Aspire to refine our service provision. This has included working to develop a service provision that includes support with bladder and bowel care and other clinical needs, always with a focus of promoting independence and autonomy.

Damage to the spinal cord will typically result in physical disability, but many people feel the effects of the spinal injury mentally, emotionally and socially. We offer not just physical but psychological support, closely tailoring our level of care to the changing needs of the individual.

How do we support someone with a spinal injury?

We are dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with spinal injury. This might mean minimal support in the comfort of one’s own home, or transitional, maintenance and long-term residential care in one of our specialist residential or supported living services, depending on an individual’s complex needs. Each care plan sets out agreed goals to aim for in line with an individual’s abilities and preferences. Opportunities for progression are built into daily activities — enabling every individual in our care to achieve a more balanced, fulfilling lifestyle.

As spinal injury specialists we are able to support each individual with all aspects of personal care including bowel and bladder management and autonomic dysreflexia.

Our spinal injury care extends beyond the individual to family members, friends and carers, as we understand the wider significant impact a spinal cord injury can have. With care, compassion and expertise, our ambition is to maximise the potential and improve quality of life for individuals after a spinal injury.

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