Learning about SCI

It might feel a bit daunting at first, thinking about how you and your family are going to manage when you or your relative comes home.

    • Firstly there are many things that a person with SCI has to learn about in order to look after their body and gain independence.
    • If you are a partner or other relative, you may initially feel that you have to deal with all the different aspects of care by yourself and that it is up to you to look after them…This is not the case and is mostly discouraged, unless it is specifically the choice of the partner and the person with the SCI.
    • As well as direct advice, guidance and other input from the NSIC itself, there is a lot of information around that is designed to help you manage, once you are at home.
The more knowledge you have, the less helpless you will feel.