There are a number of charities and organisations that cater specifically for people with cerebral palsy and their families. They offer a range of services including therapies, support and advice.
SCOPE is a large charity founded in 1952 that provides free information and advice along with support services to disabled people, their families and carers. It exists to make the UK a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.
Free helpline: 0808 800 3333 (open 9am-5pm on weekdays)
Main switchboard: 020 7619 7100
Address: Scope, 6 Market Road, London, N7 9PW United Kingdom
The Silverlining is a charity dedicated to helping people with brain injuries to organise and participate in fun activities and challenging events that reduce isolation, develop skills and boost confidence. Their local membership networks are free to join and open to friends, families and carers.
The internationally recognised Bobath Centre provides tailored therapy for children with cerebral palsy and other allied neurological conditions. Their aim is to help children to be healthy and active so that they can participate in everyday life to the best of their ability.
They share their building with the Bobath Centre for Adults with Neurological Disability that includes treatment of neuro-developmental conditions in adults, including cerebral palsy.
BIBIC helps children and young people with neurological and genetic conditions, including cerebral palsy, to reach their full potential. This includes support with gross motor skills, fine motor skills, vision, language comprehension, expressive language, social skills, independence, cognitive skills, sensory processing, memory and auditory processing and academic skills. BIBIC also offers support to children and young people’s families and carers.
National Institute for Conductive Education (NICE)
Conductive Education is a learning method that helps children and adults with neurological conditions to overcome their physical challenges with less reliance on aids and adaptive settings.
It approaches the rehabilitation of people with motor disabilities from an educational perspective, rather than a medical perspective, focusing on the link between the mind and body and the importance of developing the motivation, confidence and intention required to achieve their physical goals.
Conductive Education is usually delivered in a full-time school setting and intensive holiday sessions for children, or intensive or weekly classes for adults.