SKIGGLE - Help and support for disabled veterans

Welcome to Skiggle. We exist to support disabled adults, children, their carers, and families.

We provide help for disabled veterans, offering assistance through our online community to ex-armed forces personnel with a range different injuries.

As a direct consequence of working with our ambassador, Mark Clougherty, we are now also looking to provide help and support for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – you can read a blog from Mark below.

We’re the only disability charity of its kind in the UK dedicated to helping people with disabilities when they need it most.

We fund and operate a unique 24/7 SOS emergency alert service and run an online marketplace where people can safely rehome and distribute disability care products and equipment. We offer help and support for disabled people directly through our website.

Our online marketplace is intended for disabled veterans, their families, and carers to find essential products when they need them. Our UK wide community often have spares they are looking to rehome, so why not search our marketplace or donate your own unwanted supplies?

Our marketplace can help you find supplies such as:

  • Mobility aids, including electric wheelchairs, walking frames, crutches
  • Orthoptic shoes, boots and therapeutic socks
  • Mobile feeding bags, feeding sets and tubes
  • Incontinence products such as pads, pull ups, incontinence sheets
  • Bathing and toileting aids
  • Electric profiling beds and bed pads
  • Clinical dressings, including ostomy dressings, colonoscopy, ileostomy and urostomy

So if you are a disabled veteran or are living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, we’re here for you.

Join Skiggle’s online community today, search our marketplace and connect with others on the Skiggle forum. It’s free to join!

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Skiggle ambassador, Mark Clougherty was first diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) following a nasty leg break in 2009, which ultimately led to his medical discharge from the Army four years later.

Mark has described this rare neurologic disease as "a brutal condition that affects your nervous system and for me, the legs are the target. The toes on my right foot have started to curl over, I get regular spasms in my calf, and my legs can basically just turn to jelly and collapse under me. It’s hard, but you’ve got to find your own way of coping."

Mark has been very honest with Skiggle about how the CRPS affects him as he wanted to speak out about how not all disabilities are visible. You can read his full story as a blog, here.

By joining Skiggle, you’ll have access to:

The Emergency SOSSign in and shout out to the Skiggle community. Across the UK, we're here to help and support disabled veterans with their urgent requests with our Emergency SOS service.

The Online MarketplacePerfect for finding much needed care-based items and essentials, as well as rehoming your spares.

Facebook ForumA social space for veterans, their carers and their families to connect with our community online.

Carers for ChangeWe offer a chance for carers of disabled veterans to be involved in positive change, both for members and the wider community.

"Thanks to Skiggle I have more independence than I have had for over 2 and a half years. I was gifted an electric chair through skiggle and now I can manage to take my youngest daughter to school most days."

T.Grace O'Flanagan (Facebook Comment)

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