Here at The National Bobath Cerebral Palsy Centre we support people of all ages with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological conditions through tailored therapy and further support. We work with health and social services to reach the people who need us most and we campaign on the issues that matter most to people affected by these conditions.
The past year has been a time of increased anxiety and worry for many, with the COVID-19 pandemic having a profound impact on people’s ability to access the support they need.
We're so delighted to announce that we have joined the CaptainTom100 Challenge.
Captain Tom Moore captivated the country in 2020 when he raised over £32 million for the NHS by walking 100 laps around his garden at his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire before his 100th birthday.
Find support with our pilot counselling service - in association with LAPIS.
We have partnered up with London Accessible Psychotherapy & Inclusive Supervision (LAPIS) to introduce a pilot study, providing counselling to people with Cerebral Palsy and discovering if there is a need for this kind of support within our community.
Throughout the month we're encouraging people to get moving and do ‘Twenty Miles This March’ to help the us raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy and raise important funds to keep providing much-needed support to our community!
This March, we're celebrating Cerebral Palsy awareness month and bringing our community together, virtually, for a month of learning and sharing.
Throughout the month, we'll be discussing Cerebral Palsy and your individual experiences through our conversation hashtag - #letstalkcerebralpalsy, opening the floor to our community to share their own stories and end the stigma and misinformation.
My Story – Living with Cerebral Palsy
I was born with Cerebral Palsy, spastic diplegia. But this was unknown until I started taking my first steps. In this type of CP, I have stiffness in my muscles and it affects my arms as well. I have difficulty walking, the tightness in my hips and leg muscles causes my legs to pull together, turn inwards and cross at the knees, which is also known as scissoring. Walking in this way, to me, was normal and whilst growing up I adapted the best I could to continue living my life.
Written by Charles van Berckel - Kit's Dad and Bobath Trustee
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.