SHIF is a registered Scottish Charity, founded in 1993. It is a national umbrella organisation representing the interests of survivors of brain injuries, their families, and those who work with them.
SHIF works to increase knowledge of the effects of acquired brain injury amongst service users and their families, healthcare and social work service providers and policy makers. Through the organisation of regular open forum meetings, the organisation promotes the following aims:
• to support people with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers through the provision of education and information
• to increase knowledge of the effects of acquired brain injury amongst professionals, policy makers, providers and purchasers
• to promote and influence the development of services for treatment, rehabilitation, health and welfare through the development of national and local policies