Today is #WorldCerebralPalsyDay, which brings together a movement of people with Cerebral Palsy and their families, and the organisations that support them, in more than 75 countries.
At Supportability, we’re proud of our heritage in supporting people with Cerebral Palsy. In the 1950’s, a group of parents of children with Cerebral Palsy living in Stockport were struck by the lack of specialist support available for their children. Determined to change this, they collectively set about fundraising. Initially they managed to raise £90 towards a therapist and some specialist equipment, providing much needed physiotherapy services. Realising that much more was needed, the parents established our organisation in 1953.
Today, we’re still incredibly proud to support people with Cerebral Palsy as well as other complex physical and / or learning disabilities. Our aim is simply to enable those with disability to live a fulfilled and independent life.