CLAPA (Cleft Lip & Palate Association)



Telephone: 020 7833 4883 Fax: 020 7833 5999

Address: CLAPA, Green Man Tower, 332B Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7LQ

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) works to improve the lives of people born with a cleft and their families in the United Kingdom.

One in 700 babies are born with a cleft lip and/or palate, a lifelong condition which impacts everyone differently. CLAPA is a 20,000-strong community of parents, patients, healthcare professionals and more, all dedicated to raising awareness and working together to overcome any barriers caused by cleft lip and palate.

Our vision is of a society where everyone affected by cleft feels supported, connected and empowered to take control wherever they are on their cleft journey. CLAPA works towards this vision by providing knowledge, practical support, a community and a voice to people affected by cleft.

Since 1979, The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) has been the only national charity dedicated to all those with and affected by cleft lip and/or palate in the UK.

We reach out to families from the moment of diagnosis and help them through any difficulties they have before and after the birth of their child by providing a specialist feeding service as well as targeted information and a national network of trained volunteers providing one-to-one emotional support and local events and meet-ups. This first contact is the start of what we see as lifelong support of children born with a cleft and their families, from infancy through to adulthood.

We work closely with the nine specialist cleft teams in the UK as well as generic health professionals to ensure that people receive the best possible care.

Click here to find out about groups in the West Midlands:

We have Peer Supports and Parent Supporters.


Find us on Face Book @CLAPACommunity and Twitter @CLAPACOMMUNITY

Registered Charity Number England and Wales (No. 1108160) and Scotland (SC041034).

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