We encourage all Reach members to be in contact with their local NHS ‘ Disablement Services Centre’ – which may have a different name such as Limb Centre, Mobility Centre, Smart Centre, Prosthetic Centre, but there are other variations and they all provide a similar service! For a full list please click this link.
There are other organisation who can offer support to Reach families who we work closely with and are happy to pass you onto – please take a look here!
The Hand and Upper Limb Surgery Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital sits within the Plastic Surgery Department. The services offers assessment, surgery, therapy and follow-up to children of all ages with hand, upper limb and foot anomalies.
The Limbless Association
The Limbless Association provides information, advice and support for people of all ages who are without one or more limbs. It has a nationwide network of volunteer visitors (within the UK) who are all amputees themselves, offering support and encouragement to prospective amputees, carers and those already trying to come to terms with limb loss or deficiency.
Changing Faces began its work in 1992 to help people who have a disfigurement (not just facial) find a way to live the life they want and their work supporting adults, children and families to live confident, happy lives is really important to our members.
Kidscape believe that all children should be able to grow up in a world free from bullying and abuse, and that all adults should keep children safe and help them to reach their full potential. They have an extensive range of advice and information freely available to young people, parents and professionals who work directly with children.
The Douglas Bader Foundation was formed in honour of Sir Douglas Bader in 1982 by family and friends – many of whom had flown side by side with Douglas during World War 2. Douglas was honoured in 1976 with a Knighthood for his contribution and work on behalf of the disabled. The mission of the foundation at its inception and today, is to continue Douglas’ work in conjunction with and on behalf of individuals with a disability.
Health Watch. The independent national champion for people who use health and social care services. We’re here to find out what matters to people, and help make sure their views shape the support they need.