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Who we are

HemiHelp is the UK charity that provides information and support to people with hemiplegia and their families.

Our vision

A world where people with hemiplegia can live the lives they choose.

Our mission

To support people with hemiplegia and their families at every stage of their lives.

Our values


  • We help people with hemiplegia and their families to make informed decisions and seek the support they need.
  • We work within the social model of disability to remove barriers to full inclusion in society.
  • We enable people with hemiplegia and their families to grow in confidence and celebrate their achievements.
  • Expert

  • The is no other place where people can find specialist information on hemiplegia.
  • Our communications are informative and practical.
  • Our information is factual, well researched and accredited the Information Standard.
  • Responsive

  • We are driven by the needs of people with hemiplegia and their families.
  • We ask for feedback and tailor our services to these needs.
  • We embrace the knowledge and the experiences of those living with hemiplegia.

HemiHelp's Board of Trustees is made up of parents who have children with hemiplegia, adults with hemiplegia and professionals who provide strategic input and governance for the organisation. The charity has a small team of staff who coordinate all our activities, supported by a large network of volunteers, people with hemiplegia and their families. We are here to make sure that help and advice is always available for everyone.       

    Board Members

    Angus Walker (Acting Chair) 

    Carole Wanless 

    John Pottage

    Kathryn Skillings

    Katy Wills

    Liz Barnes

    Mike Platten (Treasurer)

    Nicola Bullock 

    Sheridan Humphreys

    Vishal Mehta 

    Royal Patron

    Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra


    Siobhan McMahon MSP 

    Clare Smyth MBE

    Mrs Jacquetta Allsopp (née Wheeler)

    The Countess of Bessborough

    Sir Dominic Cadbury

    Mr and Mrs Paul De Chazal

    Mr Richard Fitzalan Howard

    Mr Roddie Fleming

    Miss Elizabeth Johnson

    Mr Sascha Kindred CBE

    The Duchess of Norfolk

    Mr John Reizenstein

    Mr Paul Riseborough

    The Dowager Viscountess Rothermere


    Professor Robert Goodman

    Vice Presidents

    John Adams OBE

    Josephine Fitzalan Howard

    Hilary Latham

    Dr Carole Yude

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