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Want your MP to know how spinal cord injury (SCI) affects your life?...

Invite them to the All Party Parliamentary Group on SCI.

The impact of Coronavirus on society has been profound: lives have been lost, families torn apart, careers snatched away, and many people now live in isolation. For people living with SCI, sadly, such scenarios are all too familiar. With so many people in society calling for more help and support from the Government, it’s our responsibility to make sure that the voice of everyone affected by SCI is heard loud and clear. And you can easily enable us to do just that.

On Wednesday 18 November, the next All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on SCI will take place. While this meeting will be virtual due to the current climate, we’ll waste no time in highlighting the most pressing issues facing people with SCI. We need to make sure that everyone present fully understands the devastating impact of pressure ulcers – on those affected as well as the enormous cost to the NHS of treatment and care. The timing of the APPG is crucial as next month, SIA will be launching a pressure ulcer campaign. So, it’s vital that we get the support of MPs in order to make change.

It’s absolutely essential that as many MPs as possible attend the APPG.  You can help us by simply emailing your MP to ask them to attend and to demonstrate their support for SCI people and the issues they face.

We want to make this as easy as possible for you, which is why we’ve drafted the copy below that you can use in your email. We’d also encourage you to add brief details of any relevant personal experience of SCI.

Find your MP’s contact details, by searching the online Directory of MPs  on  www.parliament.uk.

Our work is urgent, and we thank you for your help.

Dear [enter name of MP]

The next meeting of the APPG on Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) will be held at 3.30pm on Wednesday 18th November 2020.  

This is a virtual meeting, which will include an overview from Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) of the range of issues impacting on SCI people and the services they rely on as we negotiate the Coronavirus pandemic. There will also be a briefing about pressure ulcers and the devastating impact they have on SCI people and their families, as well as the enormous cost to the NHS of treatment and care. 

In addition, the meeting will incorporate the Annual General Meeting of the APPG.

I would be grateful if you could find an hour in your busy schedule to attend what promises to be a very important meeting and demonstrate your support for the SCI community.

For more information on the meeting, or to confirm your attendance, please email the Campaigns team at SIA on: [email protected].