CLAPA Voices: Opportunities

Add your voice: current opportunities.

From developing new services and shaping our messaging to collaborating with researchers, we want the cleft community to be involved every step of the way. Thank you for adding your voice!

We want to make our community as inclusive as possible. Our groups are currently underrepresented by people from ethnic minorities, men, people of colour, and people who follow religions other than Christian. If you represent any of these groups, we encourage you to get involved.

Here are the current open opportunities with CLAPA Voices. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Gillian, our External Engagement Coordinator, at [email protected].

New Opportunities

All Current Research Opportunities

  • Research Opportunity: SLUMBRS Study

    The SLUMBRS study aims to learn whether babies with a cleft palate should sleep on their back or their side. They are looking for babies with an isolated cleft palate under five weeks old. Check to see if your Cleft Team is recruiting!

  • Research Opportunity: People with a visible difference (18+) or parents/carers

    The School of Psychology at Newcastle University are investigating the impact surgery for facial differences has on quality of life. You can participate if you have a visible difference (like a cleft lip scar) or are a parent/carer of a child of any age with a visible difference.

  • Consultation Group: UK Cleft Community (18+)

    The Cleft Collective is inviting applications from people to join their Patient Consultation Group which meet to discuss and give feedback on the activities of The Cleft Collective study team to clinicians and researchers.

  • Patient Engagement Group: UK Cleft Community

    Are you interested in NHS cleft care services in the UK? Would you like to voice your thoughts on how cleft services are provided and developed?

    The Cleft Development Group (CDG) are inviting applications to join their new Patient Engagement Group to feedback your opinions to the CDG steering group.

  • Patient Engagement Group: Scotland Cleft Community

    Would You Like to Have a Say on NHS Cleft Care in Scotland?

    Cleft Care Scotland (CCS) is inviting applications from people to join their Patient Engagement Group (PEG).

  • Paid Research Project for Parents of 8-12-year-olds: University of Oxford

    Would you like to help shape research?

    Researchers at the University of Oxford would like to speak to parents of 8 to 12-year-old children born with a cleft lip and/or palate. The research project they would like to shape is about parenting a child born with a cleft lip and/or palate and its relationship to mental wellbeing.

CLAPA Voices is your chance to have your voice heard. Join today, and we’ll get in touch about opportunities throughout the year for you to feed into our work, as well as take part in research projects.

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