Accessible holidays at home and abroad

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Ireland   If you’re looking for a break away this summer in Ireland, take a look at Newton Lodge self-catering accommodation in Castlewellan, Co Down. This four bedroom house was built in 2013 by owners Dessie & Catherine O’Neill who took great care to make the bungalow accessible to wheelchairs and people with impaired mobility.

SCI fighter Sheena McGrade to walk Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon 2017

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A freak accident in 2004, saw Sheena McGrade’s life change forever. Sheena, who is from Glenageary, Dublin, was playing at a celebrity charity soccer match in Dublin on the day she sustained her spinal cord injury. “I was playing a match in 2004 and when I was approaching the goal my plan was to dummy

Join the SII Mini Marathon team!

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  This year, SII wants to enter our biggest ever team into the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon! Will you join our team?? We are offering to pay the registration fee for all our team members and just asking people to fundraise in return. We have fundraising packs for all our participants and will support you

Orla Watters fundraises for SII at the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon to mark 10 years since her brother’s spinal cord injury

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Orla Watters decided to take part in the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon for the first time in 2006 following a life-changing accident that same year in which her younger brother Niall sustained a catastrophic spinal cord injury. Orla, from Co. Cavan,  decided to become a champion for people with spinal cord injuries after she witnessed

Medical Card Survey Results

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Following on from the visit of The Minster for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, Spinal Injuries Ireland conducted a survey to provide him with up to date statistics on the impact of a lack of automatic entitlement to a medical card for people with spinal cord injury.  The results of this survey have been forwarded to the

Medical Card Survey

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Spinal Injuries Ireland are conducting a survey  on the impact of a lack of automatic entitlement to the medical card for people with Spinal Cord Injury.  The results of this survey will be forwarded to the Minister for Disabilities and his staff following two meetings with SII and the Minister’s office, as well as the

‘This is my Life’ shortlisted for Irish Healthcare Award

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SII is delighted to have been shortlisted for an Irish Healthcare Award in the category of ‘Patient Organisation Project of the Year’ for our ‘This is my Life’ campaign which was supported by Coloplast. You can read more about the awards here which will take place on November 10th in the Shelbourne Hotel. The nomination is

Briefing by SII to Finian McGrath TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Disabilities

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Below is a summary of what was presented to Finian McGrath TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Disabilities: Executive Summary Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) is the only dedicated support agency for people who have become lifelong disabled through a spinal cord injury (SCI). An injury to the spinal cord can be sustained either traumatically in

This Is My Life

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During May 2016, Spinal Injuries Ireland, supported by Coloplast and Nissan Ireland, visited 10 towns and cities across Ireland to engage with people with a spinal cord injury (SCI) and their families and friends. A huge thank you to both Coloplast and Nissan, without whom our 10 events, entitled “This Is My Life”, would not have

This Is My Life National Press Release

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Call on new government to support better lives for people with spinal cord injury and their families “This is My Life” Awareness Programme to visit 10 cities & towns in May   People living with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in Ireland are calling on the new government to deliver on improved services for people

Bag IT! Pre-loved Designer Handbag Auction

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Are you looking for a new addition to your handbag collection? Prada, Jimmy Choo, Mulberry, Chloe, Yves St Laurent and Celine are some of the fantastic pre- loved bags that have been donated by Irish women, including Rosanna Davison and Lisa Fitzpatrick,  to Spinal Injuries Ireland for BAG IT!, the pre-loved designer handbag auction in

SII Spring Lunch tickets on sale now!

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The ever popular SII Spring Lunch is taking place this year on Saturday 16th April in the InterContinental Hotel Dublin. There will be a drinks reception followed by a three course lunch with wine and entertainment to cap it all off! Don’t miss out on being a part of this great day and your chance to

DFI Disable Inequality Video

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Check out this great video produced by the Disability Federation of Ireland! The DFI have created a video ahead of the 2016 General Election highlighting the challenges faced by people living with a disability in Ireland. You can watch it here: As part of their Disable Inequality campaign, the DFI have also contacted the leaders

Paralympic Games: The Paralympic Sailing Team Logo and Slogan Competition!

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Love Design?   With the Paralympic Games 2016 coming up – check out this terrific competition from the Paralympic Sailing Team!    On behalf of the Paralympic Sailing Team, we here at Spinal Injuries Ireland would like to mention a super competition they are running!   The Paralympic Sailing Team as part of their programme to create awareness of the Rio 2016 Paralympic

What is Spinal Cord Injury? The Levels of Spinal Cord Injury Explained.

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What is spinal cord injury? Quite often here at Spinal Injuries Ireland we are asked: “what is spinal cord injury?” Many people assume it is just back pain or a slipped disc however, an injury to the spinal cord is life changing. One of our Community Team, Deirdre Griffin has developed this short, informative video (below)

Wedding Favours

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Your wedding can help Spinal Injuries Ireland to continue it’s vital work in helping families adjust to life after their loved one sustains a life changing spinal cord injury. By making a donation to Spinal Injuries Ireland on your big day, you can thank your guests for their involvement while giving them the unique gift

Volunteers needed for Christmas Bag Pack at M&S Blackrock

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Calling volunteers!! SII has been offered a day bag packing at M&S Blackrock on Tuesday December 22nd from 10am to 7pm. We’re delighted to have this opportunity but we need a team of a minimum of 20 volunteers, ideally 28. We are looking for volunteers to take a slot on the day. The options are:

Jubilee Sailing Trust Bursaries

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SII is delighted to announce a bursary fund available for one or more people with Spinal Cord Injury and a buddy to sail upon one of the fully accessible tall ships for the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST). This is a partnership between the Irish Cruising Club, the Jubilee Sailing Trust-Irish and Spinal Injuries Ireland. The JST is

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