EPG - Erb's Palsy Group

60 Anchorway Road

Tel: 024 7641 3293
Web: www.erbspalsygroup.co.uk
Best time to telephone: 10am - 7pm

Erb's palsy or brachial plexus paralysis is a condition which is mainly due to birth trauma that affects nerves that supply the movement and feeling to an arm. Some babies recover on their own, some need specialist treatment. The Erb's Palsy Group is a registered charity which aims to offer mutual support to families with affected children and to act as a network to provide information. They aim to increase awareness and understanding. Some of the group's activities include the following:
  • Support for parents/adults/children.
  • Putting parents/adults/children in touch with each other.
  • Help with obtaining medical information.
  • Producing a quarterly newsletter.
  • Advising on benefits and aids for children.
  • Organising an information day/conference for parents and professionals.
  • Organising an annual social event.
The group produces literature including: Fact sheet on Erb's Palsy, Fact Sheet on Surgical Procedures, Claiming Disability Living Allowance, Information Sheet for Nurseries and Schools. The newsletter includes articles on treatment, benefits, tips, letters with case histories, letters from children, and a children's page.

Last updated on 21/07/2012

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