Join the debate online!

lswebWe are very pleased to announce that just like in previous years we will be streaming the entire conference LIVE online!

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You can join in with all the discussions, ask questions and make your voice heard by watching the conference on our Facebook Page and using the chat function. A member of staff will be online with you all day long.

The stream starts at 10AM BST (London time) on Saturday 18th October. Wherever you are, we hope you can join us for some or all of our 35th anniversary conference!

Don’t have Facebook?

You can also watch the stream live on our website! Send in your comments through Twitter to @clapacommunity or using the hashtag #clapaconf14.

Keynote Speaker Announced

Susan Daniels (with backdrop)We’re extremely pleased to welcome Susan Daniels OBE as our keynote speaker.

Susan is the Chief Executive of the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), and in her time at the head of the charity it has grown from a small local organisation into a large, influential campaigning charity. She’s opening our conference with her talk on how families and young people are absolutely instrumental in campaigning for change, and how the voices of people affected by a condition can have a huge impact.

You can see the rest of our new programme here >>

Provisional Programme Unveiled!

We have posted up the provisional programme for our 2014 conference! Several speakers are yet to be confirmed and we’re still working on the details of some of the talks and workshops, but we hope you’ll find this a rich and varied programme!

The theme for this year is ‘The Patient Voice’ and is all about how empowering patients and parents to get involved in their care is beneficial, not just for them but for the whole service. Read more about what we’ve confirmed so far on the Programme page.

Don’t forget, earlybird booking is only open until 1st August, so book your place now to get it for the bargain price of just £10!

Announcing CLAPA’s First Annual Volunteer Awards!

It’s National Volunteers’ Week and at CLAPA it’s no secret that we think our Volunteers are the best around. We’re a small charity and we couldn’t exist without the hard work done by the people around the UK who work so tirelessly to help us support all those affected by cleft lip and/or palate.V5

In honour of this week and our 35th anniversary year, we are delighted to be launching our first ever Volunteer Awards to formally recognise the contribution made by our volunteers.

Nominations will be accepted until 31st August, after which our panel of judges will have their work cut out deciding who should receive each of these awards at the ceremony which will take place during our Tea Party directly after the CLAPA Conference.

Nominations are now OPEN! You can nominate yourself, your Branch/group or someone else, and you can enter as many categories as you like.

Visit this page to find out more!