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Slater and Gordon's partnership with Bobath Cerebral Palsy Centre

We're pleased to announce our partnership with specialist treatment and training centre, the National Bobath Cerebral Palsy Centre. Read more about our partnership.

17 June 2021

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Slater and Gordon has joined forces with the charity that supports people with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological conditions.

The National Bobath Cerebral Palsy Centre has spent over 60 years operating as a specialist centre for the Bobath therapy approach that was pioneered by Dr Karel and Mrs Berta Bobath in the 1940s.

The Bobath concept is one of the leading therapies around the world for people with Cerebral Palsy and the main aim is to encourage and increase the person’s ability to move and function as efficiently as possible.

In order to achieve maximum independence in life the therapy focuses on helping a person to change postures and movements so that they can adapt to the environment they are in.

The therapy at the Bobath London centre is so well designed that 92 per cent of babies receiving care there in 2018-2019 showed an objective improvement in their motor and communication skills.

Slater and Gordon are now to provide financial and legal service support to the BoBaby scheme currently ran through Zoom, at the centre.

BoBaby aims to provide therapy and support to babies who are at risk of neurological difficulties, are experiencing developmental delays or have been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy or another neurological condition.

The weekly post-natal sessions provide tailored therapy to stimulate and enrich the baby’s lives and provide a support network to the parents looking to gain confidence in managing their child’s disability.

The sessions cover a variety of activities which reach beyond supporting just motor development and can help with communication, feeding, sleeping and sensory difficulties.

The partnership is one of a number of initiatives recently started by Slater and Gordon as part of their commitment to the more vulnerable in society.

They have recently formed an alliance with elderly abuse charity Hourglass as well as a continued partnership with Cerebral Palsy Cymru, the Welsh national centre of excellence.

Emma Doughty, head of medical negligence, at Slater and Gordon said: “The National Bobath Cerebral Palsy Centre is a truly exceptional charity and one that we are proud to be able to be supporting.

“We are really hopeful that the launch of the BoBaby initiative will play a vital role in helping to support families who want the very best opportunities and care for their babies. It’s so important that these families feel supported and even more so coming out of what has been a particularly lonely and difficult year for many.”

Madeleine Cassidy, CEO of The National Bobath Cerebral Palsy Centre, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Slater and Gordon, to continue providing free BoBaby services to families in our community. The support of Slater and Gordon means that not only can we continue providing life-changing therapy to children experiencing developmental delays, but we will also be able to provide access to advice and legal support to families that need it most.”

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