Crispin’s Story: If I can do it, they can.

June 20, 2022Blog, Volunteer Visitor
Find out More Crispin was 18 when he lost his hand in a factory accident. He didn’t know any other amputees and it was only in 2021 while training to become a Volunteer Visitor that he spoke to another amputee for the first time… I adapted “I lost my left hand in 1989 in a [...]

Alvin’s Story: Tapping into life experience is raw knowledge

June 7, 2022Blog, Volunteer Visitor
Find out More Alvin was in his late twenties when a motorcycle accident led to significant injury and 5 years of pain. Here, he shares his story about making the difficult decision to have elective surgery and become an amputee, and how the Volunteer Visitor role has inspired him to support others… ‘Before my accident, [...]

The Limbless Association Supports Patrick’s Recovery

May 16, 2022Blog
Find out More When Patrick Kelly had a double-amputation, it was a life-changing experience, but support from the Limbless Association has helped him get his life back on track.   Patrick is a retired electrical engineer and lives in Corby with his wife Evelyn. After years of discomfort and pain from an old injury to [...]

Show your LAove for the LA this month!

February 14, 2022Blog
Find out More Today is VaLAntine’s Day, but we’re spreading LAove throughout all of February! Our LAove campaign aims to make you smile, feel the love and share your love to help us ensure that no amputee need cope alone. Go to our LAove page or follow us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for [...]

Decorations for Donations

December 12, 2021Fundraising
Find out More If you’ve decorated the outside of your house, office or shop for Christmas, your lights could be supporting lives beyond limb loss! Please ask passers-by, your colleagues or customers to make a donation to the Limbless Association as they enjoy your festive display. We've created a festive poster for you to print [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]