News and updates from across every CLAPA region

  • Adult Issues | Parents | Young People |

    World Mental Health Day 2018

    10 Oct 2018

    Wednesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day 2018. Read more about how being born with a cleft can affect your mental health, and how CLAPA is working to support people like you.

  • Overseas |

    The City Cambodia Project: Week 4

    2 Oct 2018

    This week, Louisa and Megan are back in busy Phnom Penh, spliting up to work on separate parts of the project and even hearing about some exciting options for their future careers too.

  • Overseas |

    The City Cambodia Project: Week 1, 2, & 3

    24 Sep 2018

    The City Cambodia Project is a collaboration between City, University of London and organisations in Phnom Penh, to share Speech and Language therapy approaches and improve the standard of care of speech and language therapy in Cambodia. This year. Megan and Louisa are keeping CLAPA up to date on their experiences over the next few months.

  • CLAPA Announces New CEO

    21 Sep 2018

    Today, CLAPA bids a very fond farewell to our CEO, Dr David Stokes, who is leaving the charity after 2 and a half years. Deputy CEO, Claire Cunniffe has been appointed as David’s successor.

  • Adult Issues | Adult Stories | Appearance | Your Stories |

    #PortraitPositive: Beth & Olivia’s Stories

    20 Sep 2018

    Portrait Positive is a groundbreaking project to challenge ideas of beauty. 16 models with a visible difference, including several born with a cleft, had their portraits taken by world-renown photographer Rankin and were featured on Steven Tai's catwalk for London Fashion Week 2018.

  • Vacancies |

    Vacancy: Finance Manager (Maternity Cover) (CLOSED)

    14 Sep 2018

    To cover a period of maternity leave, CLAPA are looking for a Finance Manager for our small national charity.

  • Parent Stories | Your Stories |

    Kayleigh’s Story

    14 Sep 2018

    "The truth is you never really know what your baby will look like until they are placed in your arms. I’m not going to sit here and lie, I was nervous about seeing her for the first time, but I had nothing to worry about. She was and still is absolutely perfect, cleft lip, cleft palate and gum notch included, this little girl was amazing, and I fell in love with her and her perfect imperfection instantly."

  • Adult Stories | Your Stories |

    Ed’s Story

    10 Sep 2018

    After Ed's amazing efforts were highlighted to us by grateful members of the CLAPA Community, we got in touch with Ed to find out if he'd like to share his story for CLAPA so that we can say a huge thank you for all his hard work.

  • Adult Stories | Your Stories |

    David’s Story

    4 Sep 2018

    Having worked hard on his own confidence over the years, David hopes that sharing his story will help to inspire young people born with a cleft who are still finding their way.

  • Adult Stories | Your Stories |

    Carol’s Story

    3 Sep 2018

    Carol was born in 1948 with a cleft palate. In this short interview with CLAPA she shares how her confidence has grown over the years, and how she has moved on from being nervous about her speech to facing the crowds with confidence as a spoken word performer.