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Shine Celebrates New Shining Lights Service Supported by Big Lottery Wales

It’s amazing what you can do when you’re a Shining Light

Vy Cochran, who worked for more than 10 years as Community Development Project Officer with Wales & West Housing, has now joined the charity Shine as a development worker.

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.

Vy will be working with colleagues across Wales to deliver the Shining Lights service, which aims to build a wide programme of support for anyone in Wales whose life is affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

These complex, life-threatening conditions often go together, although hydrocephalus can also occur later in life. Symptoms may be hidden or misunderstood, and can affect a person’s mobility, coordination, thinking, memory and quality of life. The increased life expectancy brought about by medical advances is also bringing with it new health challenges with age.

Shine works to enable members to access quality services, education and lifelong opportunities. The new Shining Lights service is supported by funding from the Big Lottery Wales.

For more contact Vy via email at vy.cochran@shinecharity.org.uk or phone 07393 235960.


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