Chairperson: Mr John Twomey
Directors : Dr Eimear Smith, Mr Keith Mangan, Mr James McCarthy, Mr Herman Wilmink, Mr Donal O’Flynn, Mr Brian Dempsey, Ms Emma Cahill
Company Secretary: Ms Louise Moore
Patrons: Ms Diane Davison, Mr Felix Jones, Mr Mark Governey
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. However, following medical and rehabilitation intervention, and with the relevant support, a SCI is not only survivable but an individual can continue to lead the life that they had envisaged prior to injury.
Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) is the only support and service agency in Ireland for people who have sustained a spinal cord injury and their families. We provide a person centred service to assist people to engage fully in society.
SII’s mission is to engage with people with a spinal cord injury and their family members, to address barriers to full participation in society and to empower members to work towards achieving personal, social and vocational goals.
Provide on-going personalised support services for people with a spinal cord injury and their families empowering them to live an independent and fulfilling life 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 and we are committed to delivering a quality service and providing a high level of accountability and transparency into how we run our organisation and about how we spend donations.
We are open and transparent in our financial reporting and adhere to all applicable legislation such as Companies Act, Charities Act and SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice) for accounting and reporting practice. Our Annual Report and financial statements are 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 currently 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 2020 Triple Locked Member which 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 and our Board of Directors have passed Trustee Resolution regarding the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public along with a Donor Charter.
Privacy & Data Protection
Dealing with Feedback and Complaints
We are committed to delivering a quality service and being open and transparaent in all our dealing with service users, donors and supporters. However if you are dissatisified with any aspects of our services or fundraising campaigns you can you provide feedback either positive or negative or raise a complaint. The procedures for making a complaint are outlined in Feedback and Compliants Procedure for Service Users and Handling Feedback and Compliants procedures for Donors.
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.