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Project information

Transitions: Helping children through change

Growing up is an adventure and a challenge: Imagine making this journey from a wheelchair or with speech difficulties that make it hard for you to be understood. For the children attending Bobath Scotland therapy, it is not an ordinary childhood. Please help children through times of change.

Delivered in six week long blocks

Charity information: Bobath Scotland

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  • Need


    1 in 500 children in Scotland are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year. It is a lifelong condition caused by damage to the brain before, during or after birth. Children with cerebral palsy feel different from their peers. Confidence is often low and participation can be difficult. Times of change present very specific problems. If children and young people do not receive the support they need at the right time, participating in educational, recreational and community life is made more diffic


    By providing therapy, Bobath Scotland will support children and young people at critical stages in their development. We will ensure families have the skills they need to confidently continue this in everyday life. Children and young people with cerebral palsy and their families will be able to make the most of their abilities, feel better understood and have enough information to manage to the changes that growing up brings, particularly in changes like moving from primary to secondary school.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To support 100 children during 2016, 72 sessions & follow up funded through the Big Give


    » Identify goals and needs of each child and family to understand what matters most to them e.g. learn to use walking frame to increase mobility
    » Provide each child with 6 week block of Bobath therapy to help mobility, communication and wellbeing

    What success will look like

    Success will be 100 children attending therapy with their families and carers during 2016

  • Impact


    The project will help;
    - More children with cerebral palsy to have improved abilities to participate in everyday life
    - Parents feel more able cope with the challenges of bringing up a disabled child
    We will work closely with parents & children to set goals that most help the child in everyday life, using structured feedback which captures improvements achieved, patients & families’ perceptions of how therapy went and their emotional wellbeing. We aim for 95% to achieve functional improvement


    The greatest risk to the project is lack of funds. We manage this risk by having a good plan for our fundraising and closely monitoring our income and expenditure at all times.


    We report to donors through our regular newsletters, visits to the centre and bespoke reports for foundations and major donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £19,760

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      Amount Heading Description
      £18,720 Therapy sessions Providing 72 therapy sessions for children
      £1,040 Resources Follow up reports & DVDs for families to continue techniques at home and school
  • Background


    Bobath Scotland is based in our specialist cerebral palsy centre in Glasgow, and we support people from across Scotland both in the centre and through outreach.


    Children with cerebral palsy and their families from across Scotland will benefit from the project, with clinical need always being the highest priority. Cerebral palsy the most common childhood disability

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Bobath Scotland was founded in 1995 by a group of parents of children with cerebral palsy. They wanted a service for children in Scotland. Since then, Bobath Scotland has delivered more than 35,000 therapy sessions and supports around 125 families each year from our specialist therapy centre.
    We are the only charity in Scotland devoted to supporting people with cerebral palsy.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Claire & Sandra, Therapists

    Passionate about helping children make the most of their abilities. Bobath therapists work as a team when treating children & share expertise

    Elaine Boyd, Trustee

    Accountant, mum & lives with CP. Elaine helps run Bobath, bringing her insight and professional expertise to help change the lives of people with CP