There are lots of very useful resources from around the world for individuals living with cerebral palsy and their families.
Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in children. There are currently 17 million people in the world who have cerebral palsy.
In Wales no one knows how many people with cerebral palsy there are. This is why we are co-leading a project to develop a cerebral palsy register for Wales. https://cerebralpalsyregister.wales. Using data from other countries we think there are around 1800 children in Wales who have cerebral palsy and that approximately 70 babies are born every year in Wales who will be diagnosed with the condition.
The following are websites you may find useful:
The Canchild website has some excellent resources and a great team.
Nice spasticity guidelines
Nice managing cerebral palsy in under 19’s guidance
World cerebral palsy day
How we have helped in Wales
Family support appointments took place in 2020-2021
Children from across Wales have been treated during 2020-2021
The number of sessions of specialist therapy we delivered in 2020-2021
After our first therapy session, I left Cerebral Palsy Cymru’s children’s centre with something nobody had previously dared give me for my little boy. I left with hope.
- Leah, Noah's mum
We left that initial therapy session on an absolute high and haven’t looked back since!
- Alison, Ben's mum
Hi, my name is Charlotte and I have just turned 15. I have recently taken part in Cerebral Palsy Cymru's 'Independent Living Skills Programme' and I would love to share my experience of the project with you.
- Independent Living Skills 2021
From that day we feel we have been part of the Cerebral Palsy Cymru family, and we have not looked back.
- Family story
Therapy and support for children and their families
Cerebral Palsy Cymru is a registered charity in England and Wales 1010183. A company limited by guarantee. Registered company in England and Wales 02691690. Registered address: Cerebral Palsy Cymru, 1 The Courtyard, 73 Ty Glas Avenue, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5DX.