Tagged with:Adult Stories

  • Woman with blonde hair, wearing glasses and smiling to camera

    Lucia’s Story: Share A Smile

    10 May 2024

    Lucia is an adult who was born with a cleft lip and palate. She shared her story about the challenges she's overcome.

  • Sophie

    Sophie’s Story

    8 Jan 2024

    Sophie is an adult born with a cleft who shared her story about becoming more confident and overcoming challenges.

  • Guest Blog: The History of Cleft in Literature

    19 Dec 2023

    Laura was born with a complete unilateral cleft lip and palate in 1984. She completed a PhD in 2013 which examined oral health in the early modern period and included a chapter focused on the history of cleft lip and palate. She was kind enough to share some of her findings about historical literature which included mentions of cleft in this guest blog.

  • Julia with the Cleft Team Dentists

    Julia’s Story

    31 Jul 2023


  • The National Lottery Community Fund supports our Adults Services Project for the next three years.

    30 Jun 2023

    CLAPA is delighted to announce that the National Lottery Community Fund has decided to support our Adults Services Project for the next three years starting today!

  • Speech and Language Therapist Lucy Southby

    23 Mar 2023

    My name is Lucy Southby. I am a speech and language therapist and a researcher; I can be known as a Clinical Academic Speech and Language Therapist.

  • World Teen Mental Wellness Day

    1 Mar 2023

    To raise awareness on World Teen Mental Wellness Day, we welcome our guest blogger Claudia who shares her experiences of mental health and self-care.

  • Elissa and Sophia’s Story

    26 Jan 2023

    Elissa, who works for FatFace, brought CLAPA to the attention of their company Foundation, winning them £750 to help fund our vital services. 

  • Ellamae’s Story

    17 Nov 2022

    We introduce our guest blogger, Ellamae, who was born with a bilateral cleft lip and tongue tie. She shared her amazing story with us and the challenges she faced in pursuing her dream career in performance.

  • Claudia’s Story

    14 Nov 2022

    My name is Claudia, and I am 20 years old; I was born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate. I was discharged from cleft treatment during the pandemic and re-admitted a year later for another surgery. But being discharged was such a weird time in my life, and I was not sure how to feel.