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Caring and CP

diannekedianneke Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited April 9 in Cerebral Palsy
Hi
im hoping you can help me
i am starting soon as a live in carer for a lady with cerebral palsy and need as much info and advice as possible! 
Is that ok to ask on this community?
cheers Diane

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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2018
    Hi @dianneke, welcome to the community! Great to have you here. I've moved your post into one of our cerebral palsy categories, where hopefully our Specialist Information Officer, @Richard_Scope, will be in touch!
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,838

    Scope community team

    Hi @dianneke
    Thanks for your post and I will do my best to help. 

    Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects muscle control and movement. It's usually caused by an injury to the brain before, during or after birth. Children with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy may have difficulties in controlling muscles and movements as they grow and develop.
    Cerebral Palsy does not affect everybody in the same way. 

    Is there any specific advice that you need?

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

    Want to tell us about your experience on the community? Talk to our chatbot and let us know. 
  • diannekedianneke Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks
    i just need some general info as the person I’m going to care for is in her late 30’s 
    just some ideas and what to look out for health wise etc
    i want to be prepared and give the best care i can
    cheers Diane
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,838

    Scope community team

    Hi @dianneke
    The level of care and support you will need to provide will depend on the type an severity of the Cerebral Palsy.
    I will include a link here to some general information about Cerebral Palsy.
    https://www.scope.org.uk/support/families/diagnosis/cerebral-palsy 

    I hope that is helpful to you. If I can be of further assistance, please get in touch.
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

    Want to tell us about your experience on the community? Talk to our chatbot and let us know. 
  • diannekedianneke Member Posts: 3 Listener
  • forgoodnesssakeforgoodnesssake Member Posts: 368 Pioneering
    And don't forget to also actually ask the lady herself, and her family (if that's appropriate)
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