Advice and support
Blesma offers advice and support to Members who may have been fitted for a prosthesis or are awaiting fitting. Our Support Officers are ideally placed to help you get the best service possible, and we have an in-house prosthetics expert who can assist directly with our Members prosthetic issues. Contact between Members can be facilitated where required also - sometimes just having someone to talk to with similar experiences can help.
Blesma works closely with the Health Services across the UK to ensure that the latest advances in mobility are converted into practical solutions that can benefit all our Members. As a specialist Charity, Blesma recognises the holistic needs of Members, and where necessary, can put you in touch with external agencies and charities that can offer bespoke support.
We do not provide Member's prosthetics, but we do help prosthetists develop their skills at undergraduate and PhD level.
Anyone fitted for a prosthesis will know that the socket fit is paramount and it is often the cause of most issues. Blesma keeps up to date with developments in this area and encourages research and development, maintaining close links with NHS centre teams, Defence Medical Services and industry.
In the last year we:
- Made 487 successful prosthetic panel applications. These upgrades were received by veterans aged from 25-93.
- Advised 150 Members, including 4 tribunals.
I joined Blesma as soon as I was injured in 2009. They were by my bedside from the very beginning and they’ve helped me out with adaptations to my house. They’ve also given me a lot of support and have made me see that the best thing to do is keep moving forwards with my life.
Blesma understands that you are an individual with individual needs.
How do I contact the Prosthetics Support Officer?
0208 548 7080