Why We Need Your Help
An inspiring therapy centre for children in Wales who have cerebral palsy which needs your help!
Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales’ ambition is to be a ‘Centre of Excellence’. We provide specialist life-changing Bobath therapy to over 570 children in Wales and we know there are more children waiting. We currently need to raise over £1,300,000 every year to make this possible.
Did you know?
- Cerebral palsy is the number one disability in children in the world.
- Each year approximately 70 children will be born in Wales who have cerebral palsy.
- Any woman who is pregnant could have a child who will have cerebral palsy; there is no test and there are no 'at risk' groups.
- Cerebral palsy is not declining, largely due to number of babies who survive being born prematurely.
- Cerebral palsy can affect movement, sensation, perception, and cognition, communication, eating and drinking. In some children all of these functions may be affected.
The provision of life-changing specialist Bobath therapy is our biggest expense. Your support can help us see more and more children in Waleswho have cerebral palsy. It can also help fund problem solving days where we take our specialist therapy out into the community to try and reduce the waiting list.
We often need to purchase equipment to use during specialist therapy sessions which can be expensive. We have a wish list for those items that we would like but are too costly.
Clinical Effectiveness Research
We are continually trying to advance the high standards of clinical delivery of Bobath therapy and gather clinical evidence through setting up and running research projects. We have recently received funding for a dedicated research post.
Patient and family support
An important part of our work also includes providing support to the families and/or carers of the children we see. Our full-time Family Support Co-ordinator is only a telephone call away for families who may have problems coming to terms with their child's disability, or who simply need advice or support. Monthly coffee mornings are provided to enable families to meet each other and receive support.