Welcome to our new Volunteer Visitors!

November 16, 2021Volunteer Visitor
Find out More Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, we have been able to enhance the VV programme to include a full training and development programme for all our new and existing Volunteer Visitors.  It’s an exciting time for volunteers to join the programme, with many opportunities available to make connections, join a thriving [...]

Making a referral to the VV Service

November 10, 2021Volunteer Visitor
Find out More How do I refer into the VV programme? Who can refer? And what is a ‘Volunteer Visit’? In this blog, we look at who can refer into the service and how to do so, as well as outlining the ways in which the Volunteer Visitor Service helps to support amputees across the [...]

Volunteer Peer-to-peer mentoring service re-launches

November 2, 2021Volunteer Visitor
Find out More The LA are delighted to announce that our volunteer peer-to-peer mentoring service has officially re-launched today on the LA’s 38th birthday!  The Volunteer Visitor (VV) service has been supporting amputees through 1:1 peer support for over 20 years. Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, we have now been able to further [...]

Bolt Burdon Kemp solicitors smash fundraising target for LA

October 22, 2021Fundraising
Find out More Thank you to the amazing team at Bolt Burdon Kemp (BBK) solicitors who completed their epic 4x4x48 fundraising challenge for the Limbless Association last weekend. At midday on Friday 15th October, the intrepid group led by Josh Hughes - Partner and Head of the company’s Complex Injuries Team – set off from [...]

4x4x48 challenge

October 13, 2021Fundraising
Find out More This weekend is our 4 x 4 x 48 Challenge weekend! There are lots of ways that you can take part and support the LA.  It's going to be a great weekend and ultimately will help ensure no amputee need cope alone. Your generosity and support makes a difference to the lives [...]

Great ideas for enjoying the countryside

August 26, 2021Virtually Speaking
Find out More The Disabled Ramblers charity works to make the English and Welsh countryside more accessible to people with limited mobility.  This month, we were joined by their Secretary and Rambles Organiser, Paula Brunt, who gave a 'Virtually Speaking’ talk about the work of the Disabled Ramblers and their top tips for enjoying the [...]

Enjoy more with Motability

August 12, 2021Blog
Our Virtually Speaking themed talks on Zoom have proved popular with our members: evaluation shows that 100% of respondents would recommend them to other amputees and their families. Last month, we were joined by Delia Ray, Harry Morgan-James and Robert Parker from Motability Operations who gave an informative talk about the Motability Scheme. They explained [...]

Top tips to help you sleep better

July 21, 2021Virtually Speaking
Getting enough sleep is important for your mental, physical and emotional health – but there are many factors that can disrupt your sleeping patterns and keep you up at night, including the current hot weather.  Psychological specialist Kim Lyons recently gave a Virtually Speaking themed talk on the science of sleep, including useful tips and [...]

Get Moving with the Keep Moving Project

July 16, 2021Blog, Virtually Speaking
On Tuesday 20th July at 7pm, our friends at the Keep Moving Project are running an evening session of their popular online seated exercise class on Zoom, exclusively for LA members as part of our Support & Connect Virtually Speaking Programme.  This exercise programme has been specifically designed for amputees and is based on pioneering [...]

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 [...]