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  • Our limbless and injured veterans need your support now as much as ever

    Blesma Members
    30 March 2020

    In light of the current circumstances around COVID-19, many events that raise vital funds to support Blesma’s important work helping injured veterans and their families have been forced to cancel. This naturally puts a strain on our fundraising work and at times like these, it is important that we come together and support each other through what is to be a time of uncertainty. As everybody is aware the pandemic has been with us for some time now and is set to have even more impact in the coming weeks, especially on vulnerable people. Here at Blesma we are c

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  • Making Generation R goes digital to inspire resilience during COVID-19

    Making Generation R
    24 March 2020

    Injured veterans who are part of Making Generation R are taking their powerful stories of resilience online to keep inspiring audiences from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Blesma Members Mat Armitage and Nerys Pearce delivered the first MGR virtual workshop to the Department for Education on Thursday 19 March. The talk was originally booked as part of the DfE team’s ‘Resilience Away Day,’ however in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the needs to social distance, it was suggested the session should be turned into a webinar instead. Over 70 people jo

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  • Prosthetic services during Coronavirus

    20 March 2020

    During the current and changeable situation relating to Coronavirus, patients are requested to contact their NHS Limb Centre prior to attending any prearranged appointment to check if any special measures are in place at the specific centre. As this is an unprecedented set of circumstances the situation may change. Patient cooperation is appreciated as there may well be some disruption to services and delays. The Veterans Prosthetic Panel in England will continue to consider ongoing applications for funding as this does not require

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  • Members Weekend 2020 - Update

    Members Weekend
    18 March 2020

    Blesma is taking daily account of the pandemic and the governmental measures pertaining to it, we are continually reviewing how to tailor our services to ensure our Members and staff are safe and that Blesma is operating within advice and guidelines provided by the government.  In line with the latest Government advice we will, unfortunately be cancelling Members Weekend 2020. Confirmed attendees are being contacted individually. The revised arrangements for the Annual General Meeting will be shared in

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