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  • 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.

  • #SaveCLAPA: Thank You!

    10 Mar 2023

    When I wrote that first letter asking you to help me #SaveCLAPA, I had no idea what to expect. Your response blew me away.

  • CLAPA in Lockdown: 6 Months On

    23 Sep 2020

    6 months on from lockdown, we look back at what we've achieved thanks to the support of our incredible CLAPA Community.

  • World Mental Health Day – 10 October

    10 Oct 2019

    Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. To mark the occasion, CLAPA's Adult Services Manager, Kenny Ardouin, wrote about cleft and mental health, and what we can all do to keep ourselves and each other mentally well.

  • 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.

  • Carol Vorderman Leads Celebrations for CLAPA’s 40th Anniversary

    1 Jul 2019

    On Thursday 27th June, CLAPA celebrated our 40th anniversary with proud Patron Carol Vorderman leading a round of thank-you speeches to founding members and Trustees past and present.

  • CLAPA is Moving!

    12 Apr 2019

    After 15 years in Angel Islington, CLAPA's office is moving to a charity hub in Bethnal Green, East London. Read more to find out how this will impact our services, and to join us in reflecting back on our time on Goswell Road.

  • An Emergency Appeal to the Cleft Community

    30 Jun 2018

    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.

  • What we learned from the Appearance Matters 8 Conference

    26 Jun 2018

    The Appearance Matters 8 Conference took place in June, featuring talks and workshops on everything from body image to dealing with a cleft diagnosis. Here, CLAPA's Adult Services Coordinator reflects on some of the lessons learned.

  • Over the Wall 2018

    8 Dec 2017

    With our residential weekends being in such high demand, we want to keep our community up to date with any opportunities that can help to make sure that the children and young people in the CLAPA Community have the chance to enjoy these kinds of experiences, even when there aren’t CLAPA-run residential weekends coming up in their local area.