Shine provides specialist support from before birth and throughout the life of anyone living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, as well as to parents, families, carers and professional care staff. Shine enables people to get the best out of life.

Shine is a community of 75,000 individuals, families, friends, and professionals, sharing achievements, challenges and information on living with hydrocephalus, or spina bifida, and related issues. Working together throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland, they strive to overcome challenges and achieve the best for you and your family.

Vision - A society that meets the needs, values the contribution and celebrates the lives of people living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus

  • Community - Develop a larger, more interactive, more involved national membership of people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, their families and supporters
  • Excellence - Through on-going development and review of operations, become an organisation that is exceptionally fit-for-purpose 
  • Campaigning - Become a force for change to address the many challenging issues that members face
  • Support  - Provide unique, high quality services 
  • Engaging - Put communication at the heart of all they do

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