Shine's Corporate Plan 2017 - 2022

For the past 50 years, Shine has been involved in remarkable developments, which have brought about improvements to the lives of thousands of people.

We’re proud to have launched our new Corporate Plan, informed by years of experience, expertise and most importantly, our members’ feedback and input.

Our knowledge of spina bifida, hydrocephalus and associated conditions has evolved so far that, more so than ever, we understand the importance of careful management to prevent and reduce their effects.

By continually listening to your views we have developed a plan which aims to tackle the issues which matter to you most.

The new plan sets out our aims and objectives from now until 2020, and how we intend to achieve them and ensure a membership which is engaged, enabled and empowered.

To request a copy of the the Corporate Plan, email

Shine’s vision

A society where all those whose lives are affected by Spina Bifida and / or Hydrocephalus, and associated conditions, are empowered and enabled through choice and equality of opportunity.

Our aim

To make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by spina bifida and / or hydrocephalus, and associated conditions.

Our values

  • Promote the empowerment and participation of people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and associated conditions
  • Value and respect all the different people with whom we work
  • Challenge the ways in which society disables our members
  • Work to achieve excellence
  • Welcome challenge and review
  • Use resources ethically, thoughtfully and responsibly

Our goals for 2017 - 2022

  1. Improving outcomes through early intervention and support
    Babies and children from birth to 10 year olds will have improved health, educational and social outcomes through specific approaches for support, intervention and condition management.
  2. Access to better care and services for all
    People with spina bifida and / or hydrocephalus will have access to specialist services and treatments, which will enable better care and condition management.
  3. Improved lifestyle and choices
    People with spina bifida and / or hydrocephalus will be enabled, engaged and empowered to make informed choices about the lives they want to lead.
  4. Preventing spina bifida
    Greater focus on the causes of spina bifida and a call for Government and others to take decisive action in the prevention of spina bifida.
  5. Quality information and support
    People affected by spina bifida and / or hydrocephalus, and other key stakeholders, will have access to high-quality information and support to meet their needs.


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For details of Shine's position on the following issues that relate directly to our vision and aims, view our Position Statement

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