Support and Connect Virtually Speaking: Six Successful Months

June 29, 2021Blog, Virtually Speaking
Find out More When Covid restrictions began, the LA had to suspend our popular Support and Connect face-to-face Hubs in limb-fitting centres in Essex, Bristol, Manchester and Hull. Thanks to funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, we were able to move this much-needed support online. With this [...]

Wheelchairs and your Personal Wheelchair Budget

June 22, 2021Blog
Find out More Each month, the LA organises a busy diary of ‘Virtually Speaking’ Hub Chats, themed talks and events through Zoom – so you can feel supported and connected from the comfort of your sofa!  Thank you to Sue Harris and Monica Sampla from AJM Wheelchairs who joined us to give an informative talk [...]

Could you be an LA Volunteer Visitor?

April 23, 2021Blog, Volunteer Visitor
Our LA Volunteer Visitor Programme is a peer support service that matches recent amputees with more experienced amputees who can give them practical advice and information relating to limb loss. The LA has been providing this peer support for over 20 years and we have recently received National Lottery funding to build upon this success. [...]

Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awarness Month

April 1, 2021Blog
Throughout April, the LA will be proudly supporting Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month across our social media, on our website and at our online Virtually Speaking events. Many of our members experience phantom limb pain so we are bringing together specialists in this area to talk about this important issue during #LLLDAM #NoAmputeeNeedCopeAlone. [...]

How the LA is here for you during the pandemic

March 9, 2021Blog
We just want to let you know that we are still open for business. It’s important that we all continue to follow the government guidelines around social distancing and, for some of our community, that will mean shielding too. As we all navigate our individual and specific challenges, it’s vital that we stay connected and, [...]

Could you leave a legacy?

March 9, 2021Blog
Gifts in wills are vital in enabling the LA to continue its support for amputees. Legacy commitments have always been so important to the Limbless Association and continue to be a source of income that we are always extremely grateful to receive. Legacy donations enable us to maintain the support services that we offer to [...]

Virtually Speaking During the Pandemic

March 9, 2021Blog
The LA’s Support and Connect Hubs haven’t gone away during lockdown – you’ll now find them online, where they are bringing amputees together virtually. One of the positive outcomes of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the rise in people who were previously tentative about technology taking up virtual communication. Across the UK, we’ve seen grandparents [...]

“Paralympians are used to adapting”

February 27, 2021Blog
With the Japan 2020 Games postponed, sprinter Julie Rogers’ Paralympic dreams are on hold until next year. She explains how she’s remaining positive and determined to succeed. I was born with a congenital condition which meant that the tibia and fibula bones in my right leg didn’t form properly, so it had to be amputated [...]

“The LA has improved my life in so many ways”

February 27, 2021Blog
What’s it like to volunteer for the LA? We ask Ian O’Loughlin, a volunteer visitor at the LA. “The LA has improved my life in so many ways” A friendly atmosphere and rewarding work mean Ian O’Loughlin loves his role as a volunteer at the LA. Ian has over 30 years’ experience working in a [...]

“Leg jokes? I take them in my stride…”

February 27, 2021Blog
Columnist Ella Dove reflects on the reactions she's encountered on her limb-loss journey – the good, the bad and the awkward. A few months after my amputation, I was in the supermarket with my mum. It was the early stages after receiving my first prosthetic leg, and I was walking with crutches. Wobbly and anxious, [...]