Association for Spinal Injury Research Rehabilitation & Reintegration
The ASPIRE spinal cord injury charity was founded in 1983, in response to the concerns
of doctors treating spinal cord injuries at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
Middlesex. People with spinal cord injuries were observed to be
living longer but that there was little or no help and assistance
for their rehabilitation back into society.
From humble beginnings the charity grew, until in
1998, following a successful National Lottery bid, the charity’s
headquarters were re-developed to provide what is now known as the
ASPIRE National Training Centre (ANTC). Today, these flagship headquarters
flourish as a center of excellence that is unique in Europe, where
disabled and non-disabled people can integrate in sports and leisure
activities. CANDO II, the integrated youth dance group and part
of the CandoCo Dance Company, rehearse in the purpose built studio
and rehearsal space at the ANTC.
The activities of ASPIRE reach out nationwide. Our
work includes purchasing specialist equipment for individuals who
are paralysed; creating personal development training courses, short
term housing; research into technology to benefit people with disabilities
and promoting integration between disabled and non-disabled people
ASPIRE prides itself on the amount of projects it
undertakes to help those in need. Such projects range from providing
accomodation, to technologically advanced research and research
funding, to Fertility Care Treatment. All these projects are to
enhance and promote the independance of every person that walks
through the ASPIRE door seeking help.
Read more about the Aspire Charity in the discussion forum.
Telephone: 020 8954 5759