According to the World Health Organisation a spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most devastating and life changing injuries that a person can sustain. Founded in 1994, Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) is a registered charity that actively supports people who sustain a spinal cord injury and the family and friends who love them. As the only support and service agency in Ireland of its kind, we provide a person centred service to assist people to engage fully in society.
Board of Directors
As a company limited by guarantee, we have a non-executive Board of Directors, which is appointed in accordance with the organisation’s constitution. Our Directors are appointed to the Board either at an Annual General Meeting or through co-option by the Board. Each member of the Board is a volunteer representing a combination of service users, business and professional individuals. They work to ensure the organisation delivers on its strategic goals, upholding the mission and values of the organisation, remains solvent and complies with the Charities Regulator Governance Code. The CEO and Senior Management Team are responsible for the day to day running of the organisation.
Chairperson: Mr John Twomey
Directors : Dr Eimear Smith, Mr Brian Dempsey, Ms Emma Cahill, Mr Michael Lynam and Mr Diarmuid Corry
Company Secretary: Ms Alison Redden
Patrons: Ms Diane Davison, Mr Felix Jones, Mr Mark Governey
Our mission is to engage with people with a spinal cord injury, along with their family members. Together, we address barriers to full participation in society and empower our service users to work towards achieving personal, social and vocational goals.
Our vision is to provide on-going personalised support services for people with a spinal cord injury and their families, empowering them all to live independent and fulfilling lives at home, for as long as they need us.
We know how to help
We deliver this with empathy and understanding
We follow through every time
We give hope and inspiration
Founded in 1994, Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) is a registered charity supporting people who sustain a spinal cord injury and their families. We are a company limited by guarantee with a non-executive Board of Directors who are appointed in accordance with the organisation’s Constitution.
Directors are appointed to the Board either at an Annual General Meeting or through co-option by the Board. The Board of Directors are all volunteers representing a combination of service users, business, and professional individuals. They work to ensure the organisation delivers on its strategic goals, upholding the mission and values of the organisation, remains solvent and complies with the Charities Regulator Governance Code.
The CEO and Senior Management Team are responsible for the day to day running of the orgnaisation.
Accountability & Transparency
Public support is very important to us. We are committed to delivering a quality service and providing a high level of accountability and transparency into how we run our organisation and how we spend donations. We are open and transparent in our financial reporting and adhere to all applicable legislation such as the Companies Act, Charities Act and SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice) for accounting and reporting practice. Our Annual Report and financial statements are also published annually.
We achieved compliance with the voluntary Governance Code – a code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland in 2018. We also comply with the Charities Regulator Governance Code which replaced the voluntary Code in 2019 and also adhere to codes of practice such as the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public.
Charities Institute Triple Locked Member
We are a Charities Institute 2022 Triple Locked Member. This demonstrates our commitment to best practice in all aspects of transparent reporting, ethical fundraising and good governance.
We are committed to upholding the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public. Our Board of Directors have each passed Trustee Resolution regarding the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public, along with a Donor Charter.
Privacy & Data Protection
We have technical measures in place to protect our service users, donors and supporters data. Our Privacy & Data Protection Policies outline our commitment to protecting your data.
Dealing with Feedback and Complaints
We are committed to delivering a quality service and being open and transparent in all our dealings with service users, donors and supporters. However, if you are ever dissatisfied with any aspects of our services or fundraising campaigns, you can provide feedback or raise a complaint with us. The procedures for making a complaint are outlined in our Feedback and Complaints Procedure for Service Users and Handling Feedback and Complaints procedures for Donors.
- Donor Charter
- Public Compliance Statement
- Trustee Resolution on Fundraising From the Public
- Feedback & Complaints Procedures for Service Users
- Handling Feedback and Compliants – Donors
- Data Protection Policy
- Spinal Connect Forum Rules
How you can help
Spinal Injuries Ireland relies on public support for up to 60% of our income. Your support makes a huge difference to people living with a spinal cord injury.
Corporate support is an important part of our fundraising and we greatly value our corporate partnerships. We can work with your company in a number of different ways in order to help you deliver your CSR goals.