National award recognises support provided to Manchester Arena bombing survivors

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Rachel Di Clemente

Chief Executive Officer

2 min read time
26 Sep 2022

Hudgell Solicitors work with rehabilitation specialists Proclaim Care to provide a package of pro bono support to injured survivors of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, has won industry recognition last Friday.

We were jointly named as winners of the Partnership Initiative of the Year Award at the Case Management Society UK (CMSUK) Celebration and Awards in London.

The CMSUK is a non-profit association of registered case managers which promotes quality case management provision in the personal injury sector, leading towards best practice.

Hudgells is helping more than 130 survivors of the Manchester Arena attack in 2020, as although initial treatment was provided via the Greater Manchester Resilience Hub, many were left struggling to access further treatment under the NHS and some were way off returning to anywhere close to a normal life.

Chief executive Rachel Di Clemente approached partner organisations and specialists in rehabilitation and finance, urging them to help provide clients with the support they required, leading to the partnership being established with Proclaim Care.

‘Hugely proud’

Mrs Di Clemente said: “The support Proclaim have provided to survivors of the Manchester Arena Bombing over the past two years makes me hugely proud, and I am thrilled the partnership has been recognised by CMSUK.

“Many of our clients suffered life-changing physical and psychological injuries, but after the initial wave of fundraising they found themselves left without the funds or support to access vital treatment and financial help.

“We were determined not to leave these people in limbo for years and to find a way of providing immediate help.”

“As part of the agreement we forged with Proclaim Care, access to private psychological support, behavioural therapy and physiotherapy was arranged on a case-by-case basis.

“We have been delighted to see so many of our clients make excellent progress over the past two years, progress which simply wouldn’t have been made without this collective support.

“We also look forward to representing them in the future, following the conclusion of the Public Inquiry, when we are able to pursue legal routes to ensure they benefit from all the help and support they need.”

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