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Cerebral palsy support and care

Many people with cerebral palsy are able to be independent with the right support. We have expertise in providing support and care to people with cerebral palsy in a person-centred way which meets their individual support needs.

A care plan unique to you

We’ll work with you to create a care plan that’s unique to you. Our support workers are highly-trained to provide care for people of all ages and with a range of dependencies. We can find the perfect match for you.

Your care worker is there not only for day-to-day medical help, but to help you carry on with your lifestyle at home, college, university, work or out and about. We can support you with the practical things like getting to and from work work, taking toilet breaks and going out in your lunch break.

We want the people we’re caring for to live the best life possible; our care staff are there to make that happen.

Cerebral Palsy Support and Care

Alison’s story

Alison is 24 years old and has cerebral palsy. She recently moved into her own flat. Having a live-in support worker improves Alison’s quality of life - she has independence, getting out and about, seeing friends, and living life her way.

Alison’s support worker carries out all personal care, makes sure Alison eats a well-balanced diet and keeps the flat clean and tidy. She also supports all Alison’s daily activities, like socialising and managing her banking and shopping.

As Alison has 24-hour care needs, a second care worker visits Alison every day to help the live-in support worker transfer Alison safely to and from her wheelchair.


What is cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and co-ordination, caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or soon after birth. There are different types of cerebral palsy affecting the muscles including stiffness, spasms, uncontrolled movements, balance and coordination.

Types of cerebral palsy

There are four main types of cerebral palsy. Different types affect the brain in different ways leading to a variety of moving disorders. Many people will have a mixture of these.

Spastic cerebral palsy

Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common form of cerebral palsy. Symptoms include stiff or weak muscles and exaggerated reflexes. This often leads to difficulties with moving and walking. It can affect different areas of the body.

Dyskenetic (also known as athetoid) cerebral palsy

Dyskenetic cerebral palsy causes involuntary muscle contractions in hands, arms, legs and sometimes the face. This often makes it difficult to walk, stand still, sit or talk.

Ataxic cerebral palsy

Ataxic cerebral palsy affects balance, spatial awareness and co-ordination. People living with ataxic cerebral palsy may have difficulty balancing, walking speaking and grasping and holding objects.

Mixed cerebral palsy

Some people have a mixture of the symptoms above and this is known as mixed cerebral palsy.


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