Tagged with: Adult Issues

  • CLAPA Presents at European Cleft Conference in Utrecht

    13 Aug 2019

    Adult Services Coordinator Kenny Ardouin reports back on his time in Utrecht talking about CLAPA's Adult Services Project and learning from others who'd travelled from all around the world.

  • Adult Services Project: An Update

    31 May 2019

    Don’t let the name fool you, the Adults Services Programme is still down with the kids. Starting this month, we’re trying an innovative new way of delivering information - online panel discussions!

  • Denise’s Story

    7 May 2019

    All the treatment was being geared up towards the operation to close Kenny’s cleft lip at 3 months of age. Initially, that operation couldn’t come quick enough, but by the time he was 3 months old, I’d grown accustomed to how he looked and was a bit fearful of the change. Our son was a smiley, happy, very content baby. It seemed wrong that he had to go through this.

  • Update: CLAPA’s Adults Project 2019

    21 Mar 2019

    CLAPA's Adult Services Coordinator, Kenny Ardouin has been working hard behind the scenes on the CLAPA Adults Project. We know you've been keen to hear what's planned for the rest of 2019, so here is a quick update from Kenny about the next stages of the project.

  • [CLOSED] PARTICIPANTS WANTED: Have your say on workplace equality

    31 Jan 2019

    Heather Saunders, FHEA, is looking to speak to people born with a cleft about your experiences (possitive or negative) in the workplace. You don’t need to know anything about the law to take part, though taking part can help investigate whether the current law goes far enough to promote equality for people with a visible difference. You don’t need to know anything about the law to take part, though taking part can help investigate whether the current law goes far enough to promote equality for people with a visible difference.

  • Photoshoot for Ladybeard and Dazed: Applications ASAP

    1 Nov 2018

    The team at Ladybeard have been asked to do an Instagram takeover for Dazed Beauty , Dazed magazine's beauty platform, next week and they want to showcase diverse forms of beauty by using their feature to celebrate people with visible differences. If you'd be interested in taking part, they'd love to hear from you ASAP.

  • 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.

  • #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.

  • Dr Christian Will See You Now: Cleft Patients Wanted

    17 Aug 2018

    ‘Dr Christian Will See You Now’ is returning for a third series on the W Channel (part of UKTV). They're looking for teenagers and adults born with a cleft to take part and help raise awareness of cleft in the UK.

  • Parent and Peer Supporter Service

    13 Aug 2018

    When you’re going through a tough time, sometimes the only thing that helps is talking to someone else who’s been through it all before and can understand exactly what you’re going through.