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Project information

Lifelines for Life

Spinal Cord Injured people want support from someone who knows exactly what it's like and how they get on with their life.

Lifelines for Life will extend the work of our Peer Support Officers, all of them spinal cord
injured themselves, so they can give people that emotional support and advice.

1 -2 years

Charity information: Spinal Injuries Association

Spinal Injuries Association logo
  • Need


    Many newly injured people are discharged from hospitals to homes which haven't been adapted to their new needs. This leads to isolation and some people being confined to their homes. Our Peer Support team will visit people in their homes and provide them with the practical support that they need.


    Lifelines for Life will extend the work of our Peer Support Officers, all of them spinal cord injured themselves. By extending the reach of the team we will be able to cover a network that covers the whole country and visit people in their homes.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a network of Peer Support that covers the whole country.


    » Expand the number of hours they can work to increase their reach.

    What success will look like

    The Peer Support team provide monthly reports on the number of individuals they meet and the hours of support they provide.

  • Impact


    The Peer Support team will increase their coverage of the country meaning that more newly injured people are supported in not only the early days of injury but in the years afterwards as well.

    We can measure this by having regular contact with individuals and looking at their achievements and progress from being newly injured onwards.


    There may be a risk that despite the increase in reach there are some places that one Peer Support officer may not be able to access. We have dealt with this and the reach will be shared amongst other members of the team if there was the need.


    We will be able to provide regular updates on the number of people supported by the Peer Support Officers around the country and the number of hours spent supporting spinal cord injured people.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £38,158

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      Amount Heading Description
      £30,172 Salaries Salaries of team and volunteer costs
      £7,986 Travel and equipment Travel costs of team members and equipment

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Spring Appeal 2015 £14,000 Guaranteed
    Corporate Sponorship £82,000 Guaranteed
    Charitable Trusts and Statutory Funding £117,119 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The project will take place all over England, Wales and Northern Ireland where the Peer Support team have existing coverage.


    Newly injured spinal cord injured people, family and friends will benefit from this project. This will then continue to support these people throughout their lives.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    SIA is the leading spinal cord injuries charity providing support to spinal cord injured people. All of our Peer Support team are spinal cord injured themselves and so are in the best position to provide that much needed advice and support when it is most needed.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Peer Support Team

    The team provides support and advice to spinal cord injured people and their friends and family in hospital and/or at home.