Kevin launches Life on the Level group
A BUSINESS man who lives with balance problems is launching a support group for sufferers and relatives.
Kevin Higgs from Burbage is launching Life on the Level, a free informal group for those with balance and related issues, such as tinnitus and hearing damage.
The group is to meet in Hinckley and at nearby locations.
Mr Higgs works at marketing group Disruptive Business UK and has Ménière’s Disease, which affects the inner ear and makes you feel like you are spinning and can permanently damage hearing.
He said: “Balance disorders have many different causes, and vary greatly in how they affect each person, this makes the whole area of balance issues very fragmented.
“As a result, for balance sufferers, medical resources and after care support can be very poor and hard to access, often leaving individuals alone to cope as best they can.
“Balance problems also often trigger anxiety and stress and our support group is keen to help anyone overcome these difficulties and share techniques for coping to get the best quality of life possible.
“We do seek to help everyone on the level.”
The group is open to sufferers and friends and family and anyone from the wider area can come along.
It will involve guest speakers talking on relevant issues and the challenges faced and solutions available.
Mr Higgs is setting up the group with Christine Richardson and he is also a trustee of the Ménière’s Society.
One of its key aims is to help members provide support and encouragement to each other over the long term and keep in contact via email and phone if desired.
As a special bonus, the first joiners can get a spirit level key ring. The first meeting will be in October. If you are interested in joining, call 07980 742055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available on the group’s website.