Spinal injury charity partners with law firms

Spinal injury charity partners with law firms

Ireland’s only dedicated charity for those living with spinal cord injury (SCI) has announced new strategic partnerships with a number of law firms.

Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) has partnered with OBL Solicitors, McMahon Goldrick Solicitors, Lavelle Partners, Callan Tansey Solicitors and McCarthy & Co Solicitors, as well as a number of financial advisors and care providers.

The charity’s mission is to enhance the lives of the 2,300+ individuals with SCI across Ireland.

It provides vital services to these individuals and their families including counselling, community outreach, activities, a trained peer mentor and comprehensive educational programme, as well as providing information on accessing specialist home adaptations such as wheelchairs and hoists.

For the various firms, who were carefully chosen by the charity, their strategic partnerships with SII come as part of the charity’s wider commitment to creating a system where legal, financial and care expertise meet to provide key support for people living with spinal cord injury.

Those who are newly diagnosed with spinal cord injury must adapt to a new life in a wheelchair and cope with a host of challenges and accessibility issues in their daily lives across home, family and employment, as well as coping with the psychological impact of their injury.

SII is dedicated to supporting the individual as they start their journeys from rehabilitation and beyond.

The new partnerships will enable SII to continue providing its much-needed services to enhance the lives of people with spinal cord injury.

On average, three people sustain SCI every week in Ireland, and SII is determined to actively assist these individuals to fully participate in society and live full, independent lives.

SII CEO Fiona Bolger said: “We are thrilled to announce our new strategic partnership with these outstanding businesses who provide excellent service to many of our service users.

“We support people living with spinal cord injury in all aspects of their lives, and we know all too well the legal and financial impact SCI can have on individuals and their families.

“These partnerships form a key part of our commitment to enhancing the lives of our service users and means we can continue providing the invaluable services they need from counselling to peer support.

“As leaders in their respective industries, our strategic partners will play an important role in our journey to ensuring the utmost care and accessibility for the many people living with spinal cord injury all around Ireland.”

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