Shine (Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Information, Networking, Equality) previously known as Association For Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH) is the leading UK registered charity providing information and advice about spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
Their involvement differs with each family or individual who contacts them. Some of the more common ways they help include:
A dedicated helpline (charged at a local rate)
Support to families
Help for adults and young people
Medical and health information
Information for professionals
You can contact them on any matter relating to hydrocephalus or spina bifida for information or advice on everything from reducing the risk of having a baby with spina bifida, to independent living for adults with the disability.
ASBAH is here to offer its services to the whole spectrum of those affected by, or with an interest in, hydrocephalus or spina bifida – from before birth (with advice and support, whether or not the pregnancy continues), during childhood and right through adult life.