Shine Cymru - Family support services

What we do

Shine Cymru provide specialist support, advice and information throughout the life of anyone living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, as well as to parents, families, carers and professional health and social care staff.

Shine's Support and Development workers can be contacted to provide support, information and advice on / to:
• Benefits, finances and funding
• Bowel and bladder issues, incontinence, staying healthy (via our medical advisors)
• Shine’s Home Delivery service for continence products
• Local support groups, events, peer support through online groups such as Shine 40plus
• Education for members attending schools, colleges and universities (via our education advisor)
• Folic acid and pregnancy advice
• Support for carers / parents who look after someone with spina bifida and/ or hydrocephalus
• Professionals including GP’s, health and social care staff, employers, schools, colleges about how these conditions can be managed.

Who do we support

Anyone who has spina bifida and / or hydrocephalus
Parents who have a child with spina bifida / and or hydrocephalus
Carers and families who live with or care for someone with spina bifida and/ or hydrocephalus.

Professionals providing support such as health and social care staff, educational staff, employers
Anyone who is expecting a baby with spina bifida

Is there a charge to use this service?


Can anyone use this service?

Anyone can contact us directly.

Service details for this family support services

Language: Bilingual

  • Can provide specialist support for families of children with disabilities / additional needs No Please contact to discuss your child(s) needs further.
  • Relevant staff have a valid current DBS? Yes


 You can send post here:

Po Box 7008
CF15 5EF

 Opening times

Monday - Friday 9.00am -5.00pm