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Help #StampOutTheGap: Care Parity for CP

Adults with CP are treated like second class citizens when it comes to healthcare. We are asking the Government to ‘stamp out’ healthcare inequality and conduct a review into the care of adults with CP. We want the 2019 NICE guidelines adopted and put into practice across the NHS to improve the lives of the 130,000 UK adults living with Cerebral Palsy. In short, Care Parity for CP.

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Picture shows mock Second Class Stamps featuring celebrities supporting the #StampOutTheGap campaign. Care parity for CP!

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APPG on adult CP Report #CerebralPalsyAwarenessMonth

We are delighted to share with you that the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Cerebral Palsy, that we sponsored together with SCOPE, has today published their report into the barriers for adults with Cerebral Palsy on achieving full life participation in healthcare and the workplace.

Read the report here.

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ARE ADULTS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY SECOND CLASS CITIZENS?

To coincide with World Cerebral Palsy Day, six world class athletes with Cerebral Palsy have lent their images to a new set of mock ‘Second Class Stamps’ to raise awareness of how the 130,000 adults with CP are treated like ‘Second Class Citizens’ when it comes to healthcare. Unlike adults with other lifelong health conditions, joined-up healthcare stops at the age of 18 for people with CP.

Read the Press Release here and find out more about the campaign and who is supporting us.

 

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