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Taking Charge - a new guide to living with a disability or health condition

    • Disability Rights
If you have a physical or mental health condition, have just been given a life-changing diagnosis or your health is starting to worsen in later life, then a new publication called 'Taking Charge' may be for you. Published this April, 'Taking Charge', explains…

Animation aims to reduce the risk of serious birth defects

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An animated film released by Shine aims to reduce the risk of serious birth defects, by urging women to take folic acid. ‘Folic Fred, Part Deux’, released by the charity, Shine, aims to spread the message that taking folic acid before pregnancy greatly…

Man with spina bifida spurned by bus company - again

    • Jamie Wildman
Access for disabled people has hit the news again, as a man with spina bifida has been denied access to a bus - on two separate occasions. Jamie Wildman from Hitchin has spina bifida. He doesn't have a car, so relies on buses…

New ‘MOT’ service in Oxford helps children with spina bifida

    • New clinic at the John Radcliffe Children's Hospital in Oxford means fewer visits to hospital for children with spina bifida
A new clinic at Oxford children’s hospital is making life easier for families affected by spina bifida. The multidisciplinary clinic at the John Radcliffe Children's Hospital in Oxford, is enabling children with spina bifida to meet all the specialists they need on one…

Tickets go on sale for the Shine Megacycle festival 2015!

    • Shine Megacycle
Shine has launched an exciting cycle event with accessible route options, which will be held at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough on the 4th July 2015 and will help to raise money to support everyone living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. The Shine Megacycle aims to…


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