Charity lets injured people aspire to accessible homes

New house in Buckingham for people with spinal injuries.From the left,Matthew King,a trustee of Aspire,Brian Carlin,CEO of Aspire and current tenant Brian Black in the specially adapted kitchen.'111006M-C822
New house in Buckingham for people with spinal injuries.From the left,Matthew King,a trustee of Aspire,Brian Carlin,CEO of Aspire and current tenant Brian Black in the specially adapted kitchen.'111006M-C822
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A SPECIALIST house for people paralysed through spinal injury opened in Buckingham this month.

The house has been provided through a partnership between the spinal injuries charity Aspire and The Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust.

MP for Buckingham John Bercow joined representatives from both organisations to officially open the house and welcome its first tenant, Brian Black, who was paralysed in a motorbike accident in April.

Every eight hours in the UK, someone is paralysed by a spinal cord injury, and finding somewhere accessible to live is a major concern for those who are ready to leave hospital.

Aspire’s housing programme gives people with spinal cord injuries a safe, accessible place to live while they organise a suitable permanent home. The Buckingham house is the charity’s 22nd property.

For more about Aspire, visit www.aspire.org.uk