Find out more about what we do: accessible version
This is an accessible version of a video that was filmed at our Fun Day at Chilham Castle in Kent, in summer 2007. Children with hemiplegia, and their parents talk about what HemiHelp means to them, and we explain more about HemiHelp's services.
We have about 3,500 members in the UK - about a third of the population of children and families living with hemiplegia. Our aim is to try and reach ALL families affected.
Most children who have hemiplegia have it from birth, but some acquire it later in childhood.
Our newsletter is published quarterly and sent out to all of our family and professional members. It provides information about various aspects of living with hemiplegia and it's also a forum for families to tell their stories.
HemiHelp produces a wide range of literature covering various aspects of living with hemiplegia.
These parents attended a workshop at Chilham Fun Day, while the children were on a Treasure Hunt!
These girls say that they've had a great day and all the activities have been really fun. It's a really great way for everyone to just get together, do FUN things - and make some new friends!
Parents have more experience of living with hemiplegia than the medical profession and they can explain things in lay terms. You can go onto the website and have a chat with someone else, and they'll explain it from a parent's point of view, which is a bit different.
When she comes to Fun Days she becomes aware that there are lots of people with similar disabilities, who are overcoming them in their way. So she gets a lot of encouragement and her self esteem gets boosted by knowing that she's not alone.
Without that funding we can't do any of our work, and there is so much more we want to do, and so many more people we want to reach. But we can't do that without the essential funding, and we need everyone's help in raising that money.