INSPIRE's new website is nearing completion. We will notify you when it is up and running but in the meantime ask for your patience while we are working on the old and the new!
NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2013 – Follow the link above to the Autumn 2013 Newsletter. Please notify the office if you also receive a hard copy so we can remove you from our postal list. Read more
VOLUNTEERS are still needed to help trial a Functional Electrical Stimulation(FES)survey. If you are interested or know someone who might be in a position to help, please follow the link. Thank you. Read more
NEW RESEARCH PROJECTS. We are always keen to sponsor new SCI Projects and urgently need more. Ask your 'network' friends and call the office for any advice. Full details in the RESEARCH Pages.
The loss of function in the body caused by spinal cord injury would be a major blow to most people. Yet with a well planned rehabilitation many spinal cord injured recover to lead a full life. INSPIRE recognises that a cure will be found to repair the damaged spinal cord but in the meantime, it funds research projects which are designed to lead to an improvement in the quality of life.
Most Recent Projects
Effect of functional electrical stimulation-assisted rowing on cardiorespiratory function in persons with spinal cord injury
The Potential Therapeutic Benefit Of Cortical Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Pelvic Sphincter “Guarding Reflex” Function To Promote Continence In Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: A Pilot Study
Spinal cord injury usually happens as a result of a car or motorbike accident, a sporting injury or an unlucky fall at home.
There are about 700 such injuries every year in the UK alone. Think about it - any one of these people could have been you.
Make a Donation
If you wish to make a donation, please use a gift aid declaration which allows the INSPIRE Foundation the benefits of tax relief on your donation. Click here to go to a form which you can print out, fill in and return to us with your donation.
Alternatively you can donate on-line via our page at justgiving.com
The object of INSPIRE is to promote research into and the development of electronic, mechanical and medical aids to assist the mobility and enablement of people suffering from spinal cord paralysis and its associated effects in the UK and to communicate the useful results of such research.
INSPIRE is a UK national charity which was formed in 1985 by people who were themselves spinal cord injured and who wanted to raise funds for the then embryonic Medical Physics Department in Salisbury. In 1995, the Foundation funded the first Freehand operation outside the USA and since then has been able to fund a number of projects in pursuit of its objective. In February 2000, INSPIRE became a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and in May 2008 was awarded partnership status by the National Institute for Health Research by the Department of Health.