You may have read on our monthly newsletter that we have teamed up with a group of volunteer researchers to help us get a better understanding of the services that our supporters need. We are keen to evaluate the Bobath services that we provide to our supporters, both current services and new. Our hope is that by looking at what services our supporters need, we will be able to bridge any gaps and ensure that our supporters have a voice!
The survey is now open and we’re eager to hear from you as soon as possible as we plan to present our findings by November 9th.
It was wonderful to have reopened our centre for hands-on therapy and our therapists are delighted to be treating in-person again. Thank you and welcome back to everyone who has visited our centre and followed our new safety guidelines.
During lockdown we were delighted to be able to offer virtual sessions to those in need of therapy at the heavily subsidised rate. These virtual sessions were specifically for those who needed sustained support throughout the lockdown period and supplemented rather than replaced in-person therapy.
COVID-19 has had a big impact on the services that we have been able to provide to children with cerebral palsy and their families.
Young children and babies newly diagnosed with cerebral palsy have missed vital early intervention therapy during lockdown. Delays to treatment will have a big impact on gross motor development, play, communication, feeding and sleep.
During the Covid lockdown, our waiting lists have expanded. We now have over 32 children and 20 babies and their families desperate for help.
Our charity has had its fair share of challenges over the past few years. Tough decisions were taken and the charity went through a difficult time of redundancies, relocation and restructuring to become a leaner and more responsive charity.
Just as our charity seemed to have begun emerging with a stronger strategy and improved operations, our recovery has been hampered by the pandemic.
We are excited to be re-opening our doors to you soon!
We are offering appointments first to those whose treatment was interrupted by the pandemic and subsequent closure of the Centre. Once we have restarted treatment, we will be offering you an appointment as soon as we can.
Your safety is our number one priority which is why we have put new safety procedures and training in place in line with the latest government advice.
Please watch our safety video to see what you can expect when you visit.
My name is Lucy Reynolds and I am a public speaker, academic researcher, writer and advocate for disability rights. I am passionate about changing perceptions of disability through sharing the insights and knowledge gained from my PhD research and first-hand through my own experiences.
After months of fundraising and stressing over what or where might be best to help Charlie we arrived in London to start 2 weeks of therapy at the Bobath Centre.
My type of cerebral palsy, spastic quadplegia, means that I have increased muscle tone and weakness in all four limbs including my abdomen. Hence my need for a wheelchair as I cannot walk unaided.
I work in a bridal shop full time as a receptionist and have a Jack Russell Terrier called Bobby.
My true passion is creating online content on Youtube to educate, empower and encourage individuals with and without disabilities to watch my life and value their own.