We are UP. What we are aiming to achieve and why it is so important.

Social Action

 

Our Midweek Matters in July is all about Social Action and what practical actions we each can take to influence other people’s awareness of, and actions about CP.

Live Well

Sleep

Getting proper sleep is important to everyone, and particularly vital to people with Cerebral Palsy, given all our other challenges. There is much we can do to get better sleep, and this page gives some pointers.

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130,000

UK adults living with Cerebral Palsy

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20- 50 %

of adults with CP have deteriorating mobility with age

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30

Cerebral Palsy is nearly 30 times more common than muscular dystrophy

“I feel like I found a lot more answers to how I have been feeling about having CP. Your website is very useful, thank you.”
Sophie Owen, community member

“The UP team is doing incredible work to bring the #CerebralPalsy community together!”
Dom Sphere, Disability Plus

“It was wonderful to connect with others and not feel so alone trying to be fashionable. Looking forward to the next meeting!”
Cplifeandme, community member

“Absolute pleasure working with UP to enable better multidisciplinary care for children, young people and adults with CP to ensure optimal outcomes.”

Lawrence Ambrose, Royal College of Podiatry

News & Events

 

Our Midweek Matters in July is all about Social Action and what practical actions we each can take to influence other people’s awareness of, and actions about CP.

July 3, 2024
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UP co-founder and CEO, Emma Livingstone, was interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire about how the various political parties’ manifestos stacked up on disability rights.

June 26, 2024
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UP co-founder and CEO, Emma Livingstone, on what the political parties’ manifestos tell us about their offers to the disabled community

June 19, 2024