Spinal cord injury

Sustaining a spinal cord injury can be life changing, but it doesn't have to mean the end of a life lived independently in your own home.

We specialise in providing tailored care and support to clients with spinal injuries, helping them to lead as full and independent a life as possible, from the comfort of their own home.

What is spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is an injury to the spinal cord that results in a change, temporary or permanent, in the cord's normal motor or sensory function. Common causes include trauma (eg. car accident, fall, sports injury), or disease (transverse myelitis, polio, spina bifida, etc.).

Symptoms can vary widely depending on where the spinal cord has been damaged. Symptoms can include: pain, numbness, loss of sensation, paralysis, incontinence, loss of breathing and diaphragm function, autonomic dysreflexia, muscle wastage.

  • Cause

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) is an injury to the spinal cord that results in a change, temporary or permanent, in the cord's normal motor or sensory function. Common causes include trauma (eg. car accident, fall, sports injury), or disease (transverse myelitis, polio, spina bifida, etc.).

  • Symptoms

    Symptoms can vary widely depending on where the spinal cord has been damaged. Symptoms can include: pain, numbness, loss of sensation, paralysis, incontinence, loss of breathing and diaphragm function, autonomic dysreflexia, muscle wastage.


How can we help?

Spinal cord injuries can have a lasting impact on the people that sustain them, and the people closest to them. We work closely with our clients and their families to put support in place that is tailored to their needs and choices.

We all like to do things a little differently. That’s why we take great care to make sure each of our clients receives the kind of care that works for them. Our expert team of nurses assess every client’s clinical and social requirements to develop a bespoke, comprehensive care and lifestyle plan. We'll then pair our personal care assistants with our clients, based on interests and personality matching, because building strong working relationships not only puts our clients at ease, it's key to delivering an excellent, safe service.

Our personal care assistants are able to deliver specialist support for spinal injury, including: ventilator care, respiratory and gastrostomy management, naso-gastric feeding, and medication administration, with the ongoing support and supervision from our nursing team.

We're committed to providing exceptional care through clinical excellence; our nurse-led teams ensure that we're always upholding the highest standards of quality care for our clients, through regular monitoring, review, and training.

Contact us today to find out more

Amy's story

"I love my team. It’s good to know that I have always got my PAs around if I need them."