Cerebral Palsy Midlands
Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and coordination, which is often thought to arise due to brain damage as a result oxygen deprivation. This can occur before birth in the womb, during and after birth, usually within the first six months of life. One in four hundred births will be affected by cerebral palsy (CP). There is no cure for CP, although there are supportive treatments, specialist equipment and medication that can help.
Cerebral Palsy Midlands empower and support people with the condition and other disabilities since 1947. They provide specialist care for people, as well as their families, carers from their community day centre in Harborne.
Who is Cerebral Palsy Midlands?
Cerebral Palsy Midlands strive to help people with CP and a variety of other disabilities to live independent and fulfilling lives. The day centre is visited by up to 80 service users a week. They teach vital life skills such as cooking, personal hygiene, reading and writing skills.
The charity also offers a whole host of other activities from art tuition, health, and sports such as tai chi – they even have their own rock band! As well as supporting those affected by CP, they offer advice on matters such as housing and finance and providing much need emotional support to families and carers.
The charity is run for, with and by people with CP and / or speech and language difficulties. Through its person-centred projects, they aim to combat the social isolation many people with CP often face, enabling service users to fulfil their role as citizens.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Cerebral Palsy Midlands would like to host a “Big Night Out” for 180 of their service users and carers. The Big Night Out is a key social event for the charity and will offer a chance for members to socialise outside of the centre.
The £2,000 donation will provide everything, from transport, food, live entertainment and music. Even additional care support, so carers can have a night off, kick back and enjoy themselves too!
Where can people go to find out more about Cerebral Palsy Midlands?
Contact: Sarah Lilly, Development Officer