MPUA at a glance


  • Supporting the prosthetic users of Greater Manchester 
  • All our funding comes from donations and legacies made to the NHS – Specialised Ability Centre Manchester (SACM).
  • All our services are free to the prosthetic users attending SACM
  • Each year, we offer help and support and share experiences to around 300 prospective prosthetic users, who are facing the life changing implications of having an amputation and then starting to use a prosthetic limb or limbs, and that is in addition to offering help and support to over 3,500 existing prosthetic users at SACM.
  • We serve a population of around 1.4 million people (from across Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire, Cheshire and Derbyshire).
  • Our services are provided by a group of around 10 enthusiastic, trained volunteers, who are all existing prosthetic users.
  • We help people through peer-to-peer support, access to our “Knowledge Base” and regular communications, via various media platforms, both digital and traditional.
  • We work with the Trust (UHSM) to ensure all prosthetic users of the Centre receive the highest quality of care and the best possible service from the contracted provider (Opcare).
  • We assist in the development of the service, to help shape policies, procedures and plans in respect of the Prosthetic Centre, for the benefit of all prosthetic users of the Centre.
  • We have evolved from the previous Manchester Prosthetic User Group (MPUG), which had been in existence for more than 15 years.