Support

Wherever you are in your cleft journey, you’re not alone. In this section, you’ll find information on all our support services, from Parent Supporters to Facebook Groups.

CLAPA is committed to safeguarding the people of all ages and backgrounds who use our services. Click to find out more about how we make safeguarding a priority.

  • Need to Talk?

    Whether you're an expectant parent with a new diagnosis or an adult considering further treatment, our trained volunteers can help you talk through whatever's on your mind.

  • Find a Local Group

    CLAPA has local volunteer-run groups around the UK hosting regular, casual meet-ups as well as Christmas and summer parties for families. Find your local group today.

  • Parents

    Find practical and emotional support from other parents, with stories, photos, advice and more.

  • Young People

    Under-18s born with a cleft can join CLAPA's Youth Forward community, and find support on our online group.

  • Adults

    Talk to other adults, find support tailored to you, and join in with our new Adult Services Project.

  • Join the CLAPA Community

    Join our UK-wide community to be the first to find out about events and opportunities in your area. It's quick, easy, and absolutely free!

  • Photo Gallery

    Browse our extensive gallery of before and after photos of babies born with a cleft.

  • Facebook Groups

    Join thousands of other people affected by cleft in one of our UK Facebook Groups.

  • Your Stories

    CLAPA's bank of stories from parents, young people and adults cover a huge range of experiences.

  • In Your Area

    Find local groups, Cleft Teams, events and updates by browsing what's happening in your area.

We rely on the kindness and generosity of the community to help us provide services beyond the hospital walls and make sure every child born with a cleft can grow up smiling inside and out. Can you help us be there for every child, adult and family in need?

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