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CLAPA covers the whole of the United Kingdom. Please select your area for more information

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North East England

This area includes Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland, and is served by the Northern & Yorkshire Cleft Service. Contact:

  • Local CLAPA Groups

    Contact NE-based Engagement Officer Kath Allan at to find out more about setting up a group in the North East of England.

  • North East & Cumbria

    CLAPA's newest Branch is off to a flying start, having recently held their first Christmas Party. The Branch would love to hear from any interested volunteers in the area to keep things going.

    Areas covered: Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, The Tees Valley & Cumbria

    Lucy Stothard

    North East Branch

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  • 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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