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Colchester Prosthetic User Support Group

Site Updated 21/09/18

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Useful Information

(Listed alphabetically)

9 Things I Wish I Knew When I Became an Amputee

10 things no one tells you before you lose a limb, by a Royal Marine

20 Things Prosthetic Leg-Users Want You To Know

A to Z of sex and disability

Accessible Places To Go - Disabled Go Guide

Coping with limb loss - British Acupuncture Council

Being a young carer – your rights

Being Active - An every day guide for people living with an impairment or health condition

Blue Badge - Eligibility & Use

Carer’s Allowance - How to claim

Carers Information and Advice

The Citizens Advice Guide on Benefits: www.adviceguide.org.uk

Comprehensive Guide to Discounts, Grants and Benefits for Ex Services Personnel

Concessionary discounts for disabled people who do not hold a Disabled Persons Railcard

Demystifying phantom pains, cross-connections in the brain - 5 Dec 2015

Disability and independence: NHS wheelchair services - March 2015

Disabled Access vs Disable friendly - there is a difference - 11 Feb 2017

Destination London: A Disability-Friendly Guide - 12 Jun 2015

Disability UK: Let's Stop Disability Hate Crime Guidance

Driving and Medication

Fish Insurance - The Disability Insurance Specialists

Five Steps for Introducing Running to Lower-Limb Amputees

Gov.uk: Financial help for disabled people - Blue badges | Disabled FacilitiesGrants

Go paperless with a Disabled ID card

Helping you Mobilise - Vocational Rehabilitation

Housing and Financial Help for Veterans (Updated for 2017)

How to Achieve Your 'Unthinkable' Fitness (and Other) Goals

Information for lower limb amputees and their families

The importance of post amputation support - Nov 2016

Know the difference – IP Rating explained

Legal FAQs - The loss of a limb is life changing It’s no surprise that many people are daunted and don’t know which way to turn for advice. Boyes Turner share their FAQ’s that may just be the help you are looking for!

LimbPower: Why is exercise important?

LimbPower: Physical Activity and Sport Prostheses Matrices for Lower Limb Amputees

LimbPower: Practical Tips

Managing Phantom Pains

Understanding Micro Processor Knees (MPKs)

National Trust: Visitors with Disabilities

New acupuncture service to include treatment for phantom limb pain

NHS Choices: Complications of amputations

NHS funding for Microprocessor Knees

NHS Wheelchair Service - A Guide

One-handed Knitting: tutorial on casting on one-handed for those with an upper body disability

Options in Sockets and Liners

Pegleg Productions: The Fitting Room

Personal Independence Payment: aids and appliances descriptors

Phantom Limb Pain - Unlocking the Mysteries - 9 July 2016

5 Ways to Deal With Phantom Limb Pain After Amputation

Prosthetic Covers

Safer Banking Tips For Disabled People

Silicare Liners: The new liner range from Blatchford

Tackling Peripheral Arterial Disease More Effectively: Saving Limbs, Saving Lives

What is a Doppler ultrasound?

What is neuropathic pain? Do you suffer from nerve pain? Patient Talk - October 2014

What you can claim - Disability Rights UK factsheet

Your Human Rights Guide: A Pocket Guide for Carers (2012) Developed in partnership with carers and their advocates at nCompass in North-West England, this handy pocket guide provides practical information on how the Human Rights Act is relevant to carers and the people they care for. With accessible explanations of the law, examples and real case studies, our guide shows how human rights can empower people in their discussions with public services.