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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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  • KartForce are looking for Blesma Members to join them for the 2014 racing season

    30 September 2013

    As this year’s race season comes to an end, KartForce are now looking for new drivers for the 2014 season. They compete in team endurance races from 2hrs to 24hrs all over the country and abroad, entering teams of 3 to 6 drivers that race from the same karts with the drivers changing over throughout the race. This year KartForce entered 2 teams in over 40 races, including…  Johnny Herbert Karting Challenge Henry Surtees Brooklands Challenge

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