Partners

Bush & Company

Bush & Company was established in 1986 by Mr Paul Bush, who himself sustained a SCI in 1975. Paul and his family’s personal experience of SCI lead to the development of a company which has now been working within the field of catastrophic injury for over 30 years.

It is the UK’s largest and fastest growing case management provider and working with those with SCI and those who support them, remains central to their work. With a team of 40 SCI case managers they are the only company to offer extensive geographical coverage across the UK.

With case managers from backgrounds in general and paediatric nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and social work, SIA Case Management provides access to an extensive multi-professional network of case managers who are committed to improving the lives of those with spinal injury and their families. With expertise within health, social, educational and vocational sectors the combined skills and knowledge of the two organisations will lead to improved outcomes and cost effective management.

Spinal Injuries Association

The SIA is the leading national user-led SCI charity. They are governed by a trustee board made up of a diverse group of spinal cord injured people elected by their members. Their belief is that everyone has a right to live a fulfilled life and that means the life that they choose; a life that has the same opportunities as everyone else.

Founded in 1974 by Baroness Masham of Ilton, the SIA has been rebuilding lives for over 40 years. After becoming spinal cord injured in a riding accident, Baroness Masham was shocked by the lack of support for the c.40,000 spinal cord injured people, living in the UK. With some friends, Baroness Masham launched the SIA, a membership charity by spinal cord injured people, for spinal cord injured people.

Every eight hours someone becomes spinal cord injured and to ensure they receive the support they need during this life-changing time, SIA launched their first services in 1974/75. These services provided information to spinal cord injured people, family members and professionals in bulletins, newsletters and books. They also started a Link Scheme, which invited spinal cord injured people and family members to link with others in their area, to share experiences and ideas.