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We know that burns can affect your entire life, not just your physical health but your emotional wellbeing too. That’s why Dan’s Fund for Burns exists – to provide burn survivors with a wide range of support, both individually and through the health service.

If you’re an adult burn survivor – no matter the size of your burn, we’re here to help. If you need financial, physical or emotional assistance, contact us.

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Online support

Adult Burn Support UK is a place for burn survivors to learn, get guidance, talk to people who understand what they’re going through and access local support. Explore our resources and discussion forum now, or join us every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm-9.00pm (UK time) for a burn support live chat.

Befriender Peer Support Service

Our Befrienders are burn survivors who have been trained to offer adult burn survivors, one-to-one support and guidance through their own shared experience using Zoom, MS Teams and/or over the phone support.

To access this service, adult burn survivors who are struggling at any stage of their recovery can be referred to Dan’s Fund For Burns by the burn services or get in touch directly.

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Helping individuals

We help adult burn survivors with everything from grants to equipment, emergency funding, emotional support and more. If you need our support, contact us to tell us about your burns, your situation and what you require.

Helping hospitals

We also help burns survivors in a more systemic way, contributing to the important work of hospitals and the NHS. Our generous supporters play a key role in providing equipment for burns units, training, funding for research programmes and more.

We offer a Research Funding Programme for grants up to £2,000/annum. To be as fair as possible, requests should be submitted for consideration by the DFFB Trustees, to info@dansfundforburns.org by April 1st or September 1st each year.

We also offer an annual Travel Fellowship for burns professionals. Please contact us for further details.

Dan's Fund For Burns - Helping Hospitals

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get help online

Online support

Adult Burn Support UK is a place for burn survivors to learn, get guidance, talk to people who understand what they’re going through and access local support. Explore our resources and discussion forum now, or join us every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm-9.00pm (UK time) for a burn support live chat.

befriender peer support

Befriender Peer Support Service

Our Befrienders are burn survivors who have been trained to offer adult burn survivors, one-to-one support and guidance through their own shared experience using Zoom, MS Teams and/or over the phone support.

To access this service, adult burn survivors who are struggling at any stage of their recovery can be referred to Dan’s Fund For Burns by the burn services or get in touch directly.

get help individuals

Helping individuals

We help adult burn survivors with everything from grants to equipment, emergency funding, emotional support and more. If you need our support, contact us to tell us about your burns, your situation and what you require.

Dan's Fund For Burns - Helping Hospitals

Helping hospitals

We also help burns survivors in a more systemic way, contributing to the important work of hospitals and the NHS. Our generous supporters play a key role in providing equipment for burns units, training, funding for research programmes and more.

We offer a Research Funding Programme for grants up to £2,000/annum. To be as fair as possible, requests should be submitted for consideration by the DFFB Trustees, to info@dansfundforburns.org by April 1st or September 1st each year.

We also offer an annual Travel Fellowship for burns professionals. Please contact us for further details.

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Find a support group

If you’re looking for support from other people who are living with burns, these support groups are welcoming places to share your experiences.

To view information on each of the groups, please use the arrows top right, or swipe.

Online Burn Support Live Chat Every Wednesday

On the Adult Burn Support UK website, there is a moderated online Burn Support Live Chat every Wednesday 7.30-9.00pm (UK time).

The Live Chat provides the opportunity for those affected by burn injury to share experiences and discuss any concerns or issues they may be having in relation to burns in a safe, private forum.

The first Wednesday of every month, we do the chat online from 7.30-8.15pm followed by a Zoom social from 8.15-9.00pm.

For more information on how to join in the Live Chat, please follow this link – https://adultburnsupportuk.org/live-chat/

London

LONDON

London Area Burns Adult Support Group : Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

The London burn support group meets every three months and the group is for adults who have experienced burns at any age.
Meetings are alternating between Zoom and a venue which is yet to be found therefore in person dates are TBD.   Here are the proposed dates for 2022:

Tuesday 15 March 2022, 6.30-7.30pm on Zoom
Weekend day in late June/early July – hopefully in-person and outside
Thursday 8 September 2022, 6.30-7.30pm on Zoom
Weekday mid-December 2022, 6.30-7.30 – hopefully in person end of year celebration – venue TBD

For more information or to be added to the mailing list please contact:
Lisa Williams – Tel: 020 3315 2504 – Email: lmwilliams@nhs.net

Chelsea & Westminster Burn Support Group information Website – Click here.

East Grinstead

EAST GRINSTEAD

McIndore Burns Support Group @ Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead

The group meets three times a year and meetings are usually activity based. Open to any burn survivor, aged 16 and over, and parent or relative of a burn survivor.

The group’s meeting schedule may be disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

For more information, please contact Tania Gibson by email or call 01342 414 440.

Burns Support Group Website – Click here.

Manchester

MANCHESTER

The Manchester Burns Advisory Group

The group meets every 3 months in March, June, September, December on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

The meetings are organised by the Burns Outreach Specialist Nurses, usually with a speaker, and the group meets at 2pm in the Burns Seminar Room, Burns Unit, Wythenshawe Hospital.

The group’s meeting schedule may be disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

For more information, please email or call 0161 291 6317/6318

Salisbury

SALISBURY

Sailsbury BUGS

BUGS, Burns Unit Group Support, is a support group set up for patients with a burn injury treated at Salisbury District Hospital, and is a small charitable fund of the hospital’s Stars Appeal Charity.​​

It supports patients while they are on Odstock and Sarum wards and as they move out in to the community as outpatients.

It still supports former patients too and crosses a large regional area, from Swindon in the north down to Southampton, Portsmouth, Weymouth and across to the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

For more information please visit their website – Click here.

Survivor Stories

Hear from people who understand what it’s like in the aftermath of a burn injury – and how we have been able to help them.

WARNING: the survivor stories contain photos depicting burns which some people may find upsetting.

Adult Burn Support UK Project Update Presentation

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Survivor Stories

Hear from people who understand what it’s like in the aftermath of a burn injury – and how we have been able to help them.

WARNING: the survivor stories contain photos depicting burns which some people may find upsetting.

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