Cerebral palsy support and care

Expert person-centred care and support to enable independence.

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 staff 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, 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.

Call us now on 0800 0121 247 to talk to us about how we can support you or a family member with personalised care.

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.