Welcome to SBHI
National Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Ireland Ltd trading as Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI)
SBHI, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland was established in 1968 by a small group of parents whose children had Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus. Today, SBHI has over 3 000 members and has branches in all four provinces, as well as a professionally run National Resource Centre based in Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Parents and individuals with the condition(s) continue to dedicate their time to the association and are now elected volunteers on our Board of Directors as well as being elected to Branch Committees nationally.
The mission or purpose of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland is to provide information, support and advice to people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus, their parents and carers, as well as to promote social inclusion and equality for people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus in Irish society.
Our vision is that people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus will participate to their fullest potential in all aspects of life. We will:
- - Provide information, support and advice to people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus, and to their parents, siblings, and carers.
- - Promote social inclusion and equality for people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus in Irish society.
- - Help our members to get the best from health, education and social services.
- - Lobby the Government to improve services and access for the disabled.
We are serving for a society in which all people with disabilities are recognised for their strengths and are afforded a fair and equal opportunity to make the most of their lives. We aim to enable our members to achieve full participation in society.