Cerebral Palsy is an injury to the brain caused by a lack of oxygen. It may occur in the womb (when an infant's brain doesn't develop properly), during childbirth (if there is a difficult delivery, a premature delivery, or trauma), or during a child's early years (due to an infection such as bacterial meningitis or a head trauma).
It affects the brain's ability to control body movement, muscle coordination, and posture. Many children aren't diagnosed until they start missing certain milestones like holding up their heads or rolling over.
We understand that the symptoms of cerebral palsy are different in every child and adult and will be very dependent on the extent of the damage to the brain. Some may only be mildly affected with minimal disability whereas others may have a lot of challenges to their development.
We know that being at home is often the most comforting place a person with cerebral palsy can be. We provide a tailored care plan that provides the right level of medical and therapeutic support that can assist in managing the condition whilst encouraging independence.