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Helping people with spinal cord injury

Every eight hours, someone in the UK sustains a spinal cord injury. There is no warning, no preventative medicine, and no time to prepare. A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time. Aspire is a national charity that works with people with spinal cord injuries to create opportunity, independence and choice.

We provide accessible Houses so that people leaving hospital have somewhere suitable to live. Our Independent Living Advisors all have spinal cord injuries themselves and provide direct advice and support for newly injured people. Aspire Grants ensure that people have access to the essential equipment they need, such as lightweight wheelchairs. 

The Assistive Technology programme ensures that everyone can use a computer, even people with high level injuries who can’t use their hands or arms. Our dedicated Welfare Benefits Advice Service is tailored to provide appropriate advice for those entitled to benefits. 

Aspire ensures that everyone with a spinal cord injury has the opportunity to live an independent and fulfilled life. We receive no statutory funding, so every penny raised through the Aspire Channel Swim helps our vital work. Your fundraising is so important to us. For more information please visit

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