29th March 2021: This April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month

This April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. Limb Loss & Limb Difference UK is a consortium of charities working with families and individuals with limb loss and/or limb difference. They offer services designed to empower the communities they are supporting across the UK. Blesma – one of the funders of the ADVANCE Study – is just one of the several charities who are part of Limb Loss & Limb Difference UK.

The consortium’s objective for the month-long campaign this April is to empower and connect with people with limb loss and limb difference to reduce isolation and loneliness. Persons with a disability have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As lockdown easing is within sight, it is important to spread awareness of the support network and opportunities available to re-engage in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.

Throughout April Limb Loss & Limb Difference UK will be sharing events and resources to entertain, educate and connect individuals and families to empower them to live a healthier and fuller life. You can find more information on their website and by following the hashtag #LLLDAM on Twitter this April.