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Is Inaccessible Housing Impacting your Family?

There has been a shortage of accessible social housing for years.  As we see more younger people ensuring amputations due to more skilful surgery and the rise of diabetes and sepsis, there are not enough homes to go around.  We are also aware there is a huge delay on...

BACK TO SCHOOL

We are sending big good luck wishes too all returning to school this week – to the children and parents.  We have loved seeing some fab photos and don’t forget to send yours in – let us know how it went. We know you will shine like stars and have so much fun with your...

Amputee Family Spotlight with Kate Elliott

Hi I’m Kate Elliott.  I’m a right above knee amputee with two teenage children ( both adopted) and a partner.  We’re both Head teachers so life is busy and frequently challenging! Lockdown has given us our share of new challenges, but I feel able to cope with most...

How can Steel Bones help my family?

Steel Bones loves helping amputee families with all sorts of queries and info to help them achieve their goals and live life to the full. Here's some of the ways we help amputee families - if we can help you in anyway please don't hesitate to get in touch, if we don't...

Steel Bones Celebrates 5 Years

October 2016 Here’s the first ever Celebration Day which simply would not have been possible without RAF Mildenhall US Air Force and British American Society . We even had a 4 Star General visit, secret service too and a helicopter took off just like in the movies it...

Amputee Family Spotlight with Helena Stone

What’s your name, how old are you?   My name is Helena and I am 23. Who lives with you and how old are they?   Tell us a little bit about them what are their hobbies?  I live with my parents and my younger brother who is 16. We are all Arsenal fans and live not far...

Lockdown Kindness

The team are in full swing helping amputee families with food, care packages, home schooling equipment, letter writing / phoning / emailing / zooming, accessing local Covid funding for gas/electric, white goods, sourcing...

HI DE HI DE HI DE HO

Thank you so much to all the families who were able to celebrate with us last weekend. We just decided 2 weeks earlier to host an event as it just felt too weird without marking it so thank you to everyone for going with the flow of it.  Our team of amazing volunteers...

NEWS FROM CLINIC 9

Yesterday we got the news we’ve all been waiting for, we are approved to re-open for non-essential activity. I know this is the news a lot of users have been waiting for and we are also incredibly happy about it. As you can imagine however, we are not going to be...

Grants and funding ideas for essential and sports equipment

Steel Bones loves working with amputee families to help them realise their goals. Quite often equipment is much needed which is out of the social care and health budgets - we can help find grant funding to make this possible.  We can also submit applications to...

Our 5th Birthday Fundraiser

We are very excited to be celebrating Steel Bones' 5th Birthday throughout July. We will be holding a BIG PARTY when its safe but for now we have CELEBRATION DAY AT HOME planned 18-19th July. Trustees are also asking for any spare pennies to help us help more amputee...

Celebration Day 2020 at Home!

NEW UPDATE 18TH JULY 2020 All families have now received the packs for the weekend. If you missed registering do not fear EVERYONE is welcome to join the Zoom Show we have planned.  Click on the link below at 5pm, everyone will be muted besides the talented musicians...

Gardening Club

We have just launched our first online club - we have kicked off with GARDENING as it was the most popular chosen by everyone. We have emailed everyone who wanted to join, if you haven't received an email and would like to join it please let us know. Our fab...

Did you Know?

DID YOU KNOW? Carers Trust provide support to carers across the UK.  find out what support is available in your local area https://www.facebook.com/groups/395102664031568/permalink/1423599777848513/ Fed up of the horrible, disapproving looks when you park in a blue...

THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING PROSTHETIC CLINIC TEAMS

As the amputee rehab clinics begin the gradual reopening phase we want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL PROSTHETISTS AND TECHNICIANS for the role they are playing to keep our country running and keep their patients safe. We are all cheering for you as you help us all...

TRIAL FOR TRANSHUMERAL AMPUTEES

UNIVERSITY TRIAL INFORMATION "We are recruiting Upper-Limb amputees in UK wide to take part in a paid study on improving control and affordability of electric prosthesis. The activities will last for approximately 45mins and will involve the participants to make hand...

Wellbeing Sessions with Linda Barbour

We know maintaining our mental wellbeing is absolutely crucial during these uncertain times.  We have been hosting a wellbeing hour with our Wellbeing Guru, Linda Barbour of Calm for Change.  Here are the recorded sessions, which all participants have agreed to...