7th July 2017 geri

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities

We all reach a point in our lives when our trials become unbearable. The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities provides an independent, confidential and free, representative advocacy service that puts the person at the centre and adheres to the highest professional standards nationally. They can help when dealing with larger authorities such as housing bodies or career agencies for example. They have experience in liaising with these so said organizations that you may not have had to communicate with in the past. Whether its helping you draft a letter to speaking on your behalf, advocates can be a great support.
Each region offers an Advocacy service provided by the HSE and found on their website.

Martina Kilgallon,
National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities,
Region 3,
C/o Sligo CIS
Unit 3/4 Bridgewater House,
Rockwood parade,

Tel: 0761076390
Mob: 087-9980152
Email: Martina.Kilgallon@advocacy.ie
Mob: 087-9980152


I am a C6 spinal cord injured lady three years post injury and I am living alone, working and doing day to day tasks with minimal assistance. This site is to offer friendly advice and support to newly injured spinal cord people and their families. From issues of exercise, transferring, personal grooming, clothes etc and showing ways of relearning day to day tasks we took for granted in the past. I will also provide links to products and services that I have found useful to my progress. Spinal cord injuries are so unique to each individual so remember what works for one person may not work for someone else but feel free to comment if you know about something that may have helped you in regaining some of your independence. Currently, I am a Masters in Research NUIG Graduate tutoring Health Science and Physiology students. Research area is Neuroscience. I also hold a first class honours degree in Physiology from NUIG with twelve years experience in quality standard adherence, GMP and GLP and two years experience working in a global healthcare organization. I have a problem solving mind focused on quality with proven team working skills. Please note: I am not a medic and you should always consult your GP or consultant first before trying anything suggested on this website. All SCI's are different and what works for me may not necessarily work for everyone, depending on different health issues.

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