Third annual World Cerebral Palsy Day Conference

Cerebral Palsy Conference

Today (Wednesday 5th October) sees the third annual World Cerebral Palsy Day Conference in Glasgow organised by Bobath Scotland, a charity dedicated to helping anyone living with cerebral palsy in Scotland. 

The conference is supported by Digby Brown.

The event is the only one of its kind in Scotland, despite cerebral palsy being the most common cause of childhood disability.  It takes place in Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel from 9am to 4pm today.

Over 25 exhibitors offering information on a wide range of support and services will be at the event, which will also have a programme of presentations from medical and legal experts.

Another feature of the day will be the roll out of www.cerebralpalsyscotland.org.uk, a Big Lottery Funded project to support parents and families from the earliest stages of their children’s lives.  The website is specifically designed for Scotland, highlighting Scottish services and providing a range of information for families in Scotland.

Stephanie Fraser, CEO, Bobath Scotland said:

“We are delighted to be hosting the 3rd annual World Cerebral Palsy Day conference, thanks to Digby Brown Solicitors.  This year we are looking forward to focussing on the practical help we can all provide together and raising awareness of the new information website for Scotland:  www.cerebralpalsyscotland.org.uk, funded by the Big Lottery.  We know that by working together we really can make improvements to the lives of people living with cerebral palsy in Scotland.”

Kathleen McMonagle, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Digby Brown Solicitors, added:

“Digby Brown are pleased to be supporting the conference for a third year. We are delighted to see such a wide range of exhibitors and expert presentations.

“Over the last two years, hundreds of people have come to this day and accessed information on the wide range of support services that exist.   I hope even more individuals and families will attend and be part of this year’s event.”