Charities and support organisations around limb difference
REACH is the UK’s leading charity providing support and information to parents and their children affected by upper limb difference. It is a friendly, caring place offering fun activities to encourage Reach children to aim higher.
Douglas Bader Foundation
The Douglas Bader Foundation exists to advance and promote the physical, mental and spiritual welfare of persons who are born without or have lost one or more limbs, or are otherwise physically disabled. It was formed in honour of Sir Douglas Bader in 1982 by family and friends – several of whom had flown side by side with him during World War 2.
Limbbo was set up to help limb difference children and their families. The team want to create smiles on the faces of kids who despite being unbelievably brave haven't had the easiest start in life and to reassure parents that they are not alone. They are aiming to create a community of Limb Difference families who can meet up, chat, play together, and create friendships with other people in a similar situation.
Limb Power was launched in November 2009 to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts, to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation.
Since 1932, BLESMA has been the only national Armed Forces Charity to supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives
The I Am Possible Foundation (IAP)
‘I want a world where there are no limitations for individuals with limb differences and information is readily available at all stages of life to support this. I hope that IAP can become a worldwide community that supports each other in overcoming tasks and achieving self acceptance when living with a limb difference.’
Finding Your Feet
Finding Your Feet supports families affected by amputation or limb absence through a range of sporting initiatives and social inclusion projects, designed to positively affect both physical and mental wellbeing.
BOLDkids (Brain Organisation in Limb Differences) is a research collaboration dedicated to learning more about the remarkable motor skills and brain development of children with limb differences.
Lucky Fin Project (US based)
The Lucky Fin Project is a nonprofit organisation that exists to raise awareness and celebrate children and individuals born with symbrachydactyly or other limb differences (upper, lower, congenital, and amputee). A support network for parents across the U.S. and around the world.
The Amputee Coalition is the leading organization on limb loss in the US, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families, improving patient care and preventing limb loss. They help amputees live well with limb loss, raising awareness about limb loss prevention and ensuring amputees have a voice in matters affecting their ability to live full, thriving lives.