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Central England

There are lots of activities and events happening across the region which includes Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Birmingham and the Black Country and Worcestershire. Contact:

  • Local CLAPA Groups

    Email if you're interested in setting up a new group in this region.

  • East Midlands Branch

    Areas covered: Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire

    Claire Evans

  • Happy Faces Barnsley

    Please come join us at Happy Faces Barnsley! We are a local, volunteer-run support group for parents/carers and children affected by cleft lip and/or palate. New and expectant parents are very welcome! If you have any questions or would like to join the next meet up please contact CLAPA volunteer Alison on 07749 970819 or email We will look forward to seeing you at a meet up soon!

    Areas covered: South Yorkshire

    Alison Whitehead

    Happy Faces

  • Happy Faces Derby

    Please come join us at Happy Faces Derby! We are a local, volunteer-run support group for parents/carers and children affected by cleft lip and/or palate

    Areas covered: Derby and surrounding areas

    Amy Roberts-Nichols

    Happy Faces

  • Happy Faces Warwick

    Please come join us at Happy Faces Warwick! We are a local, volunteer-run support group for parents/carers and children affected by cleft lip and/or palate

    Areas covered: Warwick, Leamington Spa, Coventry and surrounding areas in Warwickshire

    Joanna Hamilton

    Happy Faces

  • West Midlands Branch

    Welcome to the West Midlands Branch! We formed in being in January 2015. The Branch covers the West Midlands. If you or your child are having or have had treatment at Birmingham Children's Hospital or Queen Elizabeth Hospital then you are part of The West Midlands area.

    Areas covered: Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Birmingham and the Black Country, Warwickshire and Staffordshire

    Claire Evans

    West Midlands Branch

  • West Midlands Patient Voices

    A group of patients and parents who meet quarterly with members of the West Midlands Cleft team to review service provision, offer feedback and make suggestions for improvements. Meetings take place in central Birmingham for two hours and are facilitated by CLAPA's regional team.

    Areas covered: All areas serviced by the West Midlands Cleft Lip and Palate Service

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  • Cleft Teams

    The Trent Cleft Service is based in Nottingham. The West Midlands Cleft Service is split across two sites - Birmingham Children's Hospital for under 16s and Queen Elizabeth Hospital for adult patients.

  • Birmingham Children’s Hospital (West Midlands Cleft Service)

    Steelhouse Lane Birmingham B4 6NH

    0121 333 8235

  • Nottingham City Hospital (Trent Cleft Service)

    City Hospital Campus Hucknall Road Nottingham NG5 1PB

    0115 9691169

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Parent contacts

  • Latest area news

  • 10 Oct 2018

    World Mental Health Day 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.

  • 20 Sep 2018

    #PortraitPositive: Beth & Olivia’s Stories

    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.

  • 30 Jun 2018

    An Emergency Appeal to the Cleft Community

    CLAPA’s funding has been cut, and some services are at serious risk of closure. We urgently need your help to make sure this doesn’t happen.

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