Tagged with: Adult Issues

  • Research Summary: Visible Difference and Equality Law

    14 Oct 2019

    Earlier this year, researcher Hannah Saunders interviewed a number of adults with a visible difference about their experiences in the workplace to learn more about if law does enough to promote the equality of people with a visible difference. Here, she presents a summary of her findings.

  • World Mental Health Day 2019

    10 Oct 2019

    Thursday 10th October 2019 is World Mental Health Day! We often only think and hear about mental health when we learn that somebody is experiencing mental ill health, but we all have mental health and it's important that we keep ourselves and each other mentally well as well as physically well. To mark World Mental Health Day, CLAPA's Adult Services Coordinator takes a look at what's available for the cleft community.

  • Sarah’s Story

    20 Sep 2019

    During those formative years, I was in and out of GOSH for surgical procedures, either on my bladder or to correct my facial differences. In 1982 I had some of some bone marrow taken from my hip and grafted into the gap left by the cleft.

  • 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.