The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) is a small charity working to improve the lives of people born with a cleft and their families in the UK.
Three babies are born with a cleft every day in the UK. CLAPA is a community of families, patients and health professionals, all dedicated to raising awareness and working together to overcome any barriers caused by cleft lip and palate.
Their vision is of a society where everyone affected by cleft feels supported, connected and empowered to take control wherever they are on their cleft journey.
CLAPA’s key services include:
CLAPA believes that every smile tells a story. From expectant parents dealing with a diagnosis to adults struggling to get the care they need, they believe that these stories and the people in them should shape everything they do.
Cleft lip and palate has a wide range of causes, effects and outcomes. No two families will be impacted in the same way. The journey through treatment and beyond isn’t easy, but we believe that with the right help and support, everyone affected by cleft can be happy with how their story unfolds.
As the only national support charity for cleft in the UK, they believe it’s their responsibility to put the needs of patients and parents first, and to fight for the best possible cleft care and outcomes for every generation.
Church Pharmacy has donated £3000 to support their invaluable services.
To find out more about CAPA please visit: https://www.clapa.com