With over 13,000 people with a physical or mental condition in Guernsey a large proportion of the population have some form of disability, many of these are unseen.
All brain injuries are different and people may be affected to a varying degree by any number of these problems depending on the severity of their injury and the area of the brain which is affected.
Hard of Hearing
A hearing impairment is a degree of hearing loss. It could be full deafness or small enough a degree to make certain aspects of day-to-day living a little more challenging.
Cystic Fibrosis is a life limiting inherited genetic condition caused by a faulty gene. The faulty gene controls the movement of salt and water in and out of cells.
Asperger’s Syndrome is an Autism spectrum condition. Autism is a life-long neurological developmental condition that impacts individuals in several key areas.
Macular degeneration causes loss in the center of the field of vision. In dry macular degeneration, the center of the retina deteriorates.
Meet the team behind the Hidden Disabilities campaign and find out how the campaign has impacted them.