The Cleft Lip And Palate Association
Who we are
Three babies are born with a cleft lip and/or palate every day in the UK, and they can face a 20-year treatment pathway which can continue well into adulthood. The Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) was established to make sure no one has to go through this alone. We are the only national charity supporting people and families affected by cleft lip and/or palate in the UK.
CLAPA provides specialist feeding equipment and information, and brings together families and individuals affected by cleft to share experiences and form support networks.
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.