July Newsletter

Happy anniversary

And the winner is…

The 2016 Winners of SIA’s Rebuilding Lives Awards were announced at a ceremony in June. The awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of people in the spinal cord injury community.


What’s on?


Have you got the latest SCI related courses and conferences in your diary?

Have a look at the calendar on the MASCIP website and update yourself.

Let us know about any SCI courses or conferences coming up that you’d like to be promoted and we’ll add them to our calendar.

Next steps

Back Up have a new course starting in September 2016  ‘Next Steps’.
This is designed for those with a SCI who can walk.
Contact Back Up if you are interested or would like more information.

Adapted housing is an investment!

Aspire releases the findings of an independent study undertaken by Loughborough University looking into:“The health and wellbeing of spinal cord injured adults and the family: examining lives in adapted and unadapted homes.”

Protecting your shoulders

Have you seen the you tube videos recently put online by SIA?:
Rotator cuff exercises
Shoulder stretches



16th November 2016
MASCIP’s 18th Annual Conference
Title: Contending with Complexity: managing increasing

IMAGO centre, Loughborough University

Help to shape this year’s conference…


Which exhibitors would you like to see at this year’s conference?
let us know




Website news

There was a momentary glitch with the uploading of items onto our website earlier this year.

If you have requested information to be uploaded or feel that particular information is missing, please do let us know so we can rectify any remaining errors.

Thank you

Have you read…?

…the new Commissioning Guidance on Rehabilitation explains how to commission the best rehabilitation services for each area.  It also enables services to be bench marked against others in England, to see how they are performing in comparison.


Women with SCI

This year it was the 6th ‘Reunion for Women with SCI’, at the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dublin.  Once again the response from staff and participants was extremely positive.

To read more about this inspiring day click here


Have you been on MASCIP’s facebook page?

Have a look. to discover lots of key SCI related articles and information and to connect with other professionals working in SCI





Fiona Stephenson has been awarded the prestigious Fellowship Award by the Royal College of Nursing, for her exceptional contribution to improving the lives of people with spinal cord injuries all around the world, most recently in Haiti and Nepal.

Well done Fi!






International SCI day

The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) has decided to observe the firstInternational SCI day  on 5th September. The date will now be


Equality now


commemorated every year with the intention of increasing awareness among the general public.

 Jonathan Fogerty, from Slater and Gordon, talks to ‘Independent Living’ on access and the Equality Act.

A wheelchair user himself, he laments the fact that disabled people are not making better use of the powers that are available under the Equality Act, to tackle discrimination.
Have a listen to the podcast here


Multidisciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals

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