News

News and updates from across every CLAPA region

  • 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.

  • CLAPA Blogs | CLAPA40 |

    Carol Vorderman Leads Celebrations for CLAPA’s 40th Anniversary

    1 Jul 2019

    On Thursday 27th June, CLAPA celebrated our 40th anniversary with proud Patron Carol Vorderman leading a round of thank-you speeches to founding members and Trustees past and present.

  • CLAPA40 | Your Stories |

    40 years of CLAPA: An Interview with Gareth Davies

    1 Jul 2019

    Gareth Davies, now co-founder of the European Cleft Organisation (ECO) was CLAPA’s first CEO (and first ever paid staff member) from 1995 until 2008. Gareth’s time as CEO saw Carol Vorderman invited to become CLAPA’s Patron in 2001, CLAPA’s first ever young people’s residential weekend in 2002, the launch of free ‘Welcome Packs’ for new parents and carers in 2003 and CLAPA’s first Adults’ Conference in 2007.

  • CLAPA40 | Fathers | Parents | Volunteering Stories | Your Stories |

    Nick’s Story

    28 Jun 2019

    "The cursor in the search bar blinked. Fingers sat motionless on the keys. Is this what we want to do? What are we hoping to find out? Why am I thinking, “how bad will it be?” Why her? Will she be okay? What will her life be like? All the questions that you may have wistfully imagined answers to while watching the sunrise now cascaded in search of answers in front of a monitor. The idea of finding out as frightening as not knowing."