CLAPA - Cleft Lip and Palate Association

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CLAPA is the only UK-wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with, and affected by, cleft lip and palate. CLAPA National Office is based in London with a network of branches all run by volunteers who have benefited from the organisation. Clapa's key functions are to:

  • Organise local parent-to-parent support through its nation-wide network.
  • Run a specialist service for parents and health professionals seeking help feeding babies with clefts.
  • Develop support for children and adolescents affected by clefts at school and in social settings through such activities as confidence-building camps.
  • Encourage and support research into causes and treatment of cleft lip and palate.
  • Represent the interests of patients and parents, influencing policy on future treatment of cleft lip and palate.
  • Conduct educational seminars for health professionals and the general public.
  • Raise funds in the community for equipment, literature and services.
  • Publish and distribute a range of information leaflets, increasing public awareness of the condition.
  • Support projects in countries where cleft treatment is limited or unavailable.

Last updated on 07/08/2015

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