We are excited to let you know the next step in our campaign. We, in partnership with Scope, are sponsoring the next two sessions of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cerebral Palsy* https://connectpa.co.uk/appg-cerebral-palsy/.
There will be two sessions focused specifically on issues affecting adults with cerebral palsy followed by a written report which will make specific recommendations.
The first session is looking at:
Barriers for adults with Cerebral Palsy accessing and receiving healthcare that prevent them from ageing well and full life participation.
This session is taking place on Tuesday 14th September from 1400 to 1530 and will be a virtual session.
We have a great line up of speakers
- Dr Charlie Fairhurst, head of children’s neurosciences along with specialist physiotherapist Susie Turner at Evelina London
- Caroline Nokes MP, Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee
- Dr Kirsty Colquhoun who will give her professional and personal perspective as someone who is living and working with cerebral palsy
- Adult Cerebral Palsy Hub will present our perspective and evidence for change
You can help us is to ensure the success of this session and help to give it the most impact.
- We very much hope you are able to attend. If you are interested in attending the session, please email CerebralPalsyAPPG@connectpa.co.uk for zoom details. If this is difficult, please let us know and we will arrange for the information to be sent to you.
- Write to your constituency MP to let them know about the session and how much you would appreciate them attending! An example letter can be found here APPG MP Template Letter – please feel free to make it your own
- At a later date there will be an opportunity to share your personal and / or professional experiences as written evidence. We will send information about this when the dates for this are released.
We very much hope you will be able to be part of this exciting next step in our campaign.
* An all-party parliamentary group (APPG) is a grouping in the Parliament that is composed of members of parliament from all political parties. APPG members meet to discuss a particular issue of concern and explore relevant issues relating to their topic. APPGs allow campaign groups, charities like ourselves, and other non-governmental organisations to become involved in discussions and influence politicians.