Month: October 2018

Month: October 2018

Nappies

Our LEaP Project helps change the Welsh Government’s guidance on continence products

Have you been told that you can’t have more than 4 continence products a day, even if your child needs more? Read on to find out how to get the products you need. Our Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving (LEaP) Project helps families who are struggling to get the support they need from health or social …

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happy boy with bowtie

Improving the mental health of children with brain conditions

We are launching a new project to help families of children with brain conditions access timely and appropriate mental health services. It’s aimed at families of children with rare developmental brain disorders, with a genetic cause, that carry a high risk of them developing conditions such as ADHD, autism, or schizophrenia. We are working with The …

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Mother watching child sleep

What can I do if my child needs me to be there in order for them to sleep?

For some children, falling asleep without an adult with them seems impossible. Perhaps your child is used to you sleeping in bed with them, or on a chair in the corner of their room. Although your presence may help them settle to sleep initially, if these same conditions are not in place when they wake …

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Specsavers and Imogen at the top of Pen y Fan

Caldicot girl with cerebral palsy climbs South Wales’ highest peak

Six year old Imogen Ashwell-Lewis, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, reached the top of South Wales’ highest peak on Sunday 7 October in a specially-modified four-wheeled mountain bike. She was joined by more than 40 people – including Specsavers staff from South and Mid Wales, charity workers and even army soldiers – …

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Boy with a female carer, smiling.

Joint Statement on PenCRU by Cerebra and University of Exeter Medical School

The following joint statement concerns termination of funding from the charity Cerebra for the Academic Chair and PenCRU childhood disability research unit at the University of Exeter. Statement by Chris Jones, CEO Cerebra In relation to the contract between Cerebra and the University of Exeter it is with the most sincere regret that the Cerebra …

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