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, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]