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 [...]

The power of peer support, research and practice – AmpLAfy Series 2, Episode 6

December 20, 2021Podcast
Find out More In the final episode of series 2, Ella speaks to vascular consultant Dave Bosanquet and LA Volunteer Visitor Lawrence Blomfield who explain the importance of patient involvement and peer support when it comes to limb loss – both from a clinician and patient perspective.  Listen to the full episode below. AmpLAfy was [...]

Today is Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving to good causes

November 30, 2021Fundraising
Find out More Becoming an amputee is life-changing, affecting a person’s mental as well as physical wellbeing. The Limbless Association (LA) is a national charity, providing free information, advice and support to amputees across the UK, both pre- and post -amputation.  On Giving Tuesday – and any other day of the year - you can [...]

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 [...]

Thank You Again – Volunteers Week 2021

June 14, 2021Volunteer Visitor
As part of Volunteers’ Week 2021, the Limbless Association are proud to be celebrating the work of our wonderful team of Volunteer Visitors. Volunteers’ Week is an opportunity for charities across the UK to thank volunteers and celebrate the impact they have on our communities.  Volunteers are vital to the success of the Volunteer Visitor [...]

Tips to boost mental wellbeing

May 14, 2021Step Forward
At an anxious time for many, we ask counsellor Angie Hobson for her insights. As a Specialist Counsellor in Amputee Rehabilitation, what services do you provide? My remit is flexible and based around the needs of the patients referred to the service, their partners and close family members and also the demands of the service. [...]