Providing support and promoting respect for everyone with a visible difference

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What is visible difference?

Nearly one in five people in the UK self-identify as having a visible difference. But what does this actually mean?

We are here for everyone with a scar, mark or condition on their face or body.

How weCan help

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If you are struggling with the emotional impact of a visible difference, call or message our Support and Information Line.

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Skin Camouflage can help to reduce the appearance of your scar mark or condition if you’re not ready to celebrate your visible difference yet.

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Our guides aim to help you cope with the challenges of having a visible difference, with tailored advice for parents, children and young people.


All our stories

Liam's story

I would love to see more people owning their differences in a way that lets them fit in on their own terms. Don’t tell people how to be. Show them.

Read Liam's blog