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  • Remembrance Sunday

    11 November 2013

    29 injured military veterans will march past the Cenotaph in the Remembrance Sunday Parade this weekend as part of the Blesma contingent

    The contingent this year will consist of a total of 29 Members - 23 on scooters or electric wheelchairs and 6 ‘walking wounded’. The ex-service men and women will be led by the Parade Commander Lt Col (Retd) Jerome Church; also Blesma Chief Executive and Member who lost his leg in Northern Ireland. Partners and carers of the Members will march behind them.

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  • Blesma Support Officers Training

    Blesma Support Officer Training
    1 November 2013

    A recent prosthetics awareness-raising session for Blesma Support Officers (BSO) at the Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre in Preston on 16 – 17 October was a runaway success. It was suggested by the Trustees to bring our regional Support Officers up to a collective level of knowledge within prosthetics. Over the course of the first afternoon, Blesma staff were briefed by clinicians and then given a demonstration of the different casting techniques used in socket manufacture by a qualified prosthetist at the Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre in Preston.

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  • SR UK 2013

    SR UK 2013
    22 October 2013

    SR UK saw Blesma Members and injured veterans from the Wounded Warrior Project in the United States come together for a week of cycling across south east England. The aim was to aid in the mental and physical rehabilitation of wounded military men and women while also promoting the work that both Blesma and the Wounded Warrior Project do. It was also a chance for the staff members from both organisations to meet and talk with their beneficiaries and to learn from each other.

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  • Blesma Blackpool offers gold standard care

    Blesma Blackpool
    2 October 2013

    We are jolly pleased about Blesma Blackpool being recognised for the quality of care it provides to its residents. The team here is over the moon to have received the coveted ‘Beacon Status' Jacqui Longden, Home Manager Blesma Blackpool Our home in Blackpool is only one of 25 across the country to be awarded the prestigious ‘Beacon Status’ Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes Quality Hallmark Award, three years after being first recognised. Maggie Stobbart-Rowlands, the National Lead Nurse for GSFCH added: “Hom

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