About the centre
The Livability Spinal Injury Centre is a service that provides respite and rehabilitation services to people with spinal cord injury (SCI). We operate on a residential basis with some drop in services.
Building on and maintaining rehabilitation skills learnt in specialist NHS SCI services, visitors can get a range of practical support to equip them for life beyond their injury. From advice in finding accessible housing, employment and vocational training, or wellbeing and psychological care, the service works to help people with SCI get their lives back on track.
Set in grounds of Livability Holton Lee – a wellbeing discovery centre – visitors can also benefit from the wellbeing services of the broader site.
The Livability Spinal Injury Centre is part of the Livability family of services.
Why is the service needed?
A spinal cord injury can have a devastating impact on someone’s life. In an instant, it can result in disability which can have an adverse effect on physical and psychological health, livelihood, relationships and lifestyle. SCI affects approximately 40,000 people in the UK, and 5,000 people in the South and South West of England with around 210 new injuries each year in this region.