Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy affects everyone in different ways, but it doesn’t have to mean an end to living independently.

We’re a specialist care provider for adults and children with cerebral palsy. We work with our clients to provide the care and support they need, in their own home, on their own terms.

What is cerebral palsy?

Usually caused by an injury to the brain during pregnancy or during or after birth – often as a result of lack of oxygen.

Cerebral palsy affects everyone differently, but common symptoms include: poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, and tremors. Individuals may experience problems with sensation, vision, hearing, swallowing and speaking.

  • Cause

    Usually caused by an injury to the brain during pregnancy or during or after birth – often as a result of lack of oxygen.

  • Symptoms

    Cerebral palsy affects everyone differently, but common symptoms include: poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, and tremors. Individuals may experience problems with sensation, vision, hearing, swallowing and speaking.


How can we help?

We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality clinical and personal care to enable our clients to live their lives as they choose.

When working with children and younger teenagers, we focus on supporting families in their primary carer role, including finding ways to facilitate family life for every member of the family. For older clients, our support often includes assisting them to continue with paid or voluntary work.

We focus on providing care that maximises independence for our clients. Often that means identifying tools and techniques to assist with the muscle and movement control issues associated with cerebral palsy - from simple changes in routine, to introducing more involved systems to enable clients to control their environment.

There’s no one size fits all – that’s why we take a holistic approach to care to ensure we have a full understanding of our clients’ individual needs, both clinical and personal.

We make the effort to design a plan that reflects our client’s hobbies, goals, and aspirations for the future. We’ll then also take the time to personality match our clients with the right personal care assistants providing their day-to-day care.

All of our personal care assistants receive training specific to the needs of their client, and we also work alongside specialists and healthcare professionals, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, GPS, hospitals, to ensure the support we provide is suitable.  

We also know that things can change over time, so, through regular monitoring and review, we make sure that we’re always delivering the most appropriate and cost effective support to all of our clients.

Contact us today to find out more