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.
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Peter Cooke, former Chairman of The Bobath Centre.
Peter worked tirelessly to support The Bobath Centre through a very difficult time. His work helped our charity move forward, which has enabled us to be in a better shape than before to meet the challenges we face.
This is such sad news and from the entire team at The Bobath Centre, we offer our deepest condolences to Peter’s family at this difficult time.
We were very sad that our Bobath Centre had to close for treatment due to the current Coronavirus outbreak. However, we are trying our best to continue to support you and others with cerebral palsy at this time. Many of our clients have told us how important their Bobath therapy is for them. So we want to keep in touch with you and continue to help where we can.
Some Good News
We are very pleased to let you know that we will be able to provide you with virtual therapy sessions via Zoom video.
In the course of these 45-minute video sessions you can:
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