News and updates from across every CLAPA region

  • Adult Issues | Research | Research Summaries |

    Research Summary: Visible Difference and Equality Law

    14 Oct 2019

    Earlier this year, researcher Hannah Saunders interviewed a number of adults with a visible difference about their experiences in the workplace to learn more about if law does enough to promote the equality of people with a visible difference. Here, she presents a summary of her findings.

  • Adult Issues | Mental Health |

    World Mental Health Day 2019

    10 Oct 2019

    Thursday 10th October 2019 is World Mental Health Day! We often only think and hear about mental health when we learn that somebody is experiencing mental ill health, but we all have mental health and it's important that we keep ourselves and each other mentally well as well as physically well. To mark World Mental Health Day, CLAPA's Adult Services Coordinator takes a look at what's available for the cleft community.

  • Adult Stories | Volunteering Stories | Your Stories |

    Naomi & Oliver’s Story

    3 Oct 2019

    This World Smile Day, CLAPA welcomes 'Jamestown' Actress Naomi Battrick as our Ambassador. Here, she shares her memories of supporting longtime friend Oliver through one of the many cleft-related surgeries he went through.

  • Adult Issues | Adult Stories | Your Stories |

    Sarah’s Story

    20 Sep 2019

    During those formative years, I was in and out of GOSH for surgical procedures, either on my bladder or to correct my facial differences. In 1982 I had some of some bone marrow taken from my hip and grafted into the gap left by the cleft.

  • Vacancies |

    Vacancy: Communications & Regional Support Officer

    16 Sep 2019

    CLAPA are looking for a new Communications & Regional Support Officer to join their office-based team. This is a great entry-level role for anyone looking to start their career in the charity sector.

  • Vacancies |

    Vacancy: Community Fundraiser

    16 Sep 2019

    Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) are looking for a Community Fundraiser to join our office-based team.

  • Your Stories |

    Amanda and Skye’s Story

    23 Aug 2019

    With the surprise of her first baby being born with a cleft, Amanda found that the experience was quite isolating. It was this that inspired her to become more involved with CLAPA, forming and running her own group for other Scottish families affected by cleft.

  • Services Survey

    19 Aug 2019

    We're reaching the end of a big grant-funded project, and with no other funding pools available, it's very likely we'll have to scale back some of our services. This survey is a way for you to tell us what matters to you and help guide the way we design our services to make sure these changes have the least impact on the people who need them the most.

  • Adult Issues | CLAPA Blogs | Genetics | Research | Research Summaries | Staff Blog |

    CLAPA Presents at European Cleft Conference in Utrecht

    13 Aug 2019

    Adult Services Coordinator Kenny Ardouin reports back on his time in Utrecht talking about CLAPA's Adult Services Project and learning from others who'd travelled from all around the world.

  • Vacancies |

    Vacancy: Legal Trustee

    5 Jul 2019

    Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) are looking for a Legal Trustee to join our board.