The Amputation Foundation assists amputees with many of their support needs and provides information that will be relevant to starting a new life as an amputee. They provide information on benefits, legal advice, prosthetic centre advice, information, education and retraining and much more.
Dorset Orthopaedic specialise in the rehabilitation of people who have suffered limb loss. They employ a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to help patients live their lives to to the full after a life changing injury. Their rehabilitation teams have significant experience in everything from elite sports to everyday mobility issues. They have a number of clinics but can also visit you at home.
Provides support to children and adults who have lost a limb through 1:1 chat, Bader grants for financial support, experiences for children that encourage teamwork and participation for self-confidence, encourages participation in sport or teamwork so that participants can benefit from the social, physical and creative aspects of their involvement.
We support families affected by amputation or limb absence through a range of sporting initiatives and social inclusion projects designed to positively affect both physical and mental wellbeing. Isolation is a huge problem for many amputees. It has been proven that quality of life and even life expectancy is greatly reduced without social inclusion, with as many as 30% of vascular amputees not surviving to one-year post amputation. FYF is key in addressing this issue. We are directly saving lives.
LimbPower help amputees and people with limb impairment reach their sporting potential. They aim to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation. LimbPower also run arts based activities including confidence workshops and a photography club.
Limbcare offer advice and peer support to amputee/limb impaired individuals, communities, families and others impacted around them. They provide advice on wellbeing, education, independent living, legacies/wills and equipment recycling.
The Limbless Association supports people of all ages and backgrounds through a variety of existing programmes and services, whether they are about to have an amputation or are already living with congenital or acquired limb-loss. They also offer assistance and information to carers, family members and friends if they require it.
UK Charity for amputees and those with limb difference providing grant support. Grants can provide access to equipment including prosthetics, equipment and services empowering them to live a life without limits.
This out-patient service, based at the Sussex Rehabilitation Centre at Brighton General Hospital, provides a prosthetic limb service to amputees and people with congenital limb loss. In addition it deals with pain management, wound healing and health screening to prevent further limb loss and carries out the production, maintenance and repair of artificial limbs. It also provides orthotic (surgical) appliances to patients attending the clinics at the centre. The purpose of the service is to enable patients with upper and lower limb loss to achieve and sustain maximum possible mobility, dexterity and independence. The service is for patients who have had an amputation or who have a congenital limb anomaly. The service sees patients of all ages.
Steel Bones connects the amputee community, creates friendships and provides an extensive proactive support network by sharing latest news on stump health, promote healthy and active lifestyles, signpost useful services, therapists, personal trainers, sports clubs and provide flexible career opportunities through partners and associates.
This service provides wheelchairs to people who have a permanent disability and whose ability to walk is therefore permanently restricted. The wheelchair service will loan a wheelchair to anyone who has a long term mobility problem and is classified as unable, or virtually unable to walk indoors or outdoors. Short-term wheelchair loans (less than 6 months) are not provided. The seating service is provided for wheelchair clients to assist with postural support or pressure relief to improve function and to limit the progression of deformity / pressure injury. The seating service is for any wheelchair / pushchair user who has a complex permanent physical impairment whose needs cannot be met by standard commercially available equipment.