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20th - 21st March 2024
NEC, Birmingham

CPD Member 

Lee Cairns

Lee Cairns


Lee Served in the Royal Air Force Police and sustained a spinal cord injury in an RTC on duty in 2005 that left him paralyzed from the waist down. He received lifesaving surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford before moving to the National Spinal Injuries Centre Stoke Mandeville Hospital where he received extensive rehabilitation and learned how to live independently with his injury. Following his time at Stoke Mandeville Lee went to DMRC Headley court for further rehab and to build his independence. Lee has fully experienced the NHS and MOD care pathway along with the armed forces charitable support mechanisms. He has spent the last 12 years working in the charitable sector providing a Peer Advice and Support Service at DMRC Headley Court, now DMRC Stanford Hall; this includes support for veterans including those injured after leaving service. Lee founded Peer Advice Services UK a charity delivering a world class, person centred peer advice and support service. It’s important to Lee that he uses his experiences to help others touched by spinal cord injury and for him to give back to the community that helped him rebuild his world. In recent times Lee has co-founded DisabledUnity an umbrella company where his charity PAS UK collaborates with other like minded organizations to provide a one stop shop of support for people in need.