Tagged with: Updates from CLAPA

  • 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.

  • Summer Survey 2020: Now Closed

    22 Jul 2020

    Are you personally affected by cleft? Could you take 10 minutes to help us better support the UK cleft community by telling us how the lockdown has affected you?

  • Cash boost for CLAPA

    6 Jul 2020

    Today, we are delighted to announce CLAPA has been awarded £10,000 of emergency funding, which will help us to continue meeting the needs of the cleft community.

  • A Letter from our Chair of Trustees

    21 Apr 2020

    As a result of the pandemic, CLAPA expects to lose half its income over the next six months. The future of the charity is in your hands - can you help us keep going?

  • Government funding for charities falls short

    16 Apr 2020

    CLAPA welcomes the government’s announcement of funding to help charities through the devastating impact of the coronavirus outbreak. But like many organisations who have been under pressure for long before the outbreak hit our shores, we’re concerned this isn’t nearly enough.

  • CLAPA Furloughs Seven Staff

    7 Apr 2020

    In response to the coronavirus lockdown, CLAPA is placing seven of its small staff team on furlough. This temporary measure will help us keep costs down while our in-person work is on pause, and buy us time to keep delivering remote support services and the feeding service.

  • Services Survey

    19 Aug 2019

    We're reaching the end of a big grant-funded project, and with no other funding pools available, it's very likely we'll have to scale back some of our services. This survey is a way for you to tell us what matters to you and help guide the way we design our services to make sure these changes have the least impact on the people who need them the most.

  • 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.

  • 40 years of CLAPA: An Interview with Gareth Davies

    1 Jul 2019

    Gareth Davies, now co-founder of the European Cleft Organisation (ECO) was CLAPA’s first CEO (and first ever paid staff member) from 1995 until 2008. Gareth’s time as CEO saw Carol Vorderman invited to become CLAPA’s Patron in 2001, CLAPA’s first ever young people’s residential weekend in 2002, the launch of free ‘Welcome Packs’ for new parents and carers in 2003 and CLAPA’s first Adults’ Conference in 2007.

  • CLAPA Turns 40

    31 May 2019

    CLAPA has come a long way since that inaugural meeting, but we’ve remained committed to our founding principles of partnership, peer support and community. During June we’ll be publishing a series of interviews with people from CLAPA’s history who have had a major role in shaping the charity as we know it today. This week, we’ll be starting with some of our existing volunteers to get their view on how things have changed and what their hopes are for the future of CLAPA.