COVID19: News From CLAPA

This hub is where you’ll find all the latest information and updates about COVID-19 and the cleft community. 

The CLAPA Office is closed, but our staff and volunteers are still working hard to support you. We will continue to work remotely and respond to emails and other online enquiries, but we will not be able to answer telephone calls.

Two staff are coming into the office on Mondays and Thursdays to dispatch feeding equipment. Answerphone messages will be picked up on those days, but wherever possible, please send your enquiries through our contact form or to [email protected].

Please help us and each other at this time by looking after yourselves, your families, and your community. We’ll continue to post your wonderful stories and photos on our social channels, and will be closely monitoring our support groups on Facebook to make sure we’re doing everything we can to help.

We hope to see you all soon at one of our events once we get the all-clear.

Until then, take care and stay safe.

The CLAPA Team

Update: Rising number of missed appointments

Update: Resumption of Cleft Services

‘Cleft Surgery in a COVID World’ Q & A

On the 14th September 2020 we were delighted to host a live Q & A on our Facebook page with special guest and cleft surgeon Mr David Drake. Members of the CLAPA Community anonymously submitted questions concerning delays to surgery and changes to cleft care in light of COVID-19 before the event. Claire, a parent and volunteer from the CLAPA Community, then asked Mr Drake these questions during the Q & A.

In case you missed it, you can catch up below. If you have any trouble accessing this video please email [email protected] and we’d be happy to help.

  • Cleft and COVID-19

    Information and advice from the NHS Cleft Services about cleft and COVID-19.

  • NHS Advice

    General advice from the NHS about keeping yourself and your family safe during the outbreak.

  • Baby feeding with MAM bottle from CLAPA

    The Feeding Service

    How to get your bottles and teats while our office is closed.

  • Fundraising

    With fundraising events postponed or cancelled, CLAPA needs your support now more than ever.

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