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Useful information and resources

See below for details of the resources and information relevant to you.

  • Facebook group - join the HemiHelp Facebook group to arrange meet-ups, connect with new people and post pictures. Please note that the views expressed on Facebook do not necessarily reflect the views of HemiHelp.
  • Twitter - follow the HemiHelp feed to stay up to date with our latest news
  • Useful contacts - information on benefits, employment, sports and much more
  • Local groups - join one of our local groups to link up with people in your area
  • Forum - HemiHelp Forum thread dedicated to everyone aged 18 or over. Post a question or share your wisdom with others - it just takes a few minutes to join.
  • Adult helpline service - our adult helpliner has hemiplegia herself and is trained to answer calls of all types.
  • Pen Pal scheme - join the scheme to share hints, tips and experiences with other young adults with hemiplegia. 

Information sheets

  • Benefits and financial help for adults
    Some hints on claiming DLA, income-related benefits, guidance on housing and social care and details of financial support for those remaining in education post-16.
    Download New legislation on disability and Special Educational Needs (pdf format) 
  • Getting into work
    A look at what issues arise when looking for work and some suggestions on how to apply for jobs and prepare for interviews. 
    Download Getting into work(pdf format)
  • Staying active
    Some tips from HemiHelp members on how to stay active and a list of useful organisations.
    Download Staying active(pdf format)
  • Friendships and relationships
    Outlines the different aspects of making friends and having relationships, considering the difficulties that some people with hemiplegia may have with self-esteem and social interactions.
    Download Driving (pdf format)
  • Stepping Back
    A guide for the parents or carers of teenagers coming up to and going through the transition stage of life in the 16 years and older age range.
    Download Stepping Back(pdf format)
  • Driving
    Many people with hemiplegia are able to drive a car, providing it has automatic gears, power steering and steering and indicator adaptations. Where to go for advice, assessment and instruction.
    Download Driving (pdf format)
  • HemiHelp services
    Find out what support is on offer for those affected by hemiplegia.
    Download Family and friends (pdf format)

Useful contacts 

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