Cerebral Palsy Midlands is a Birmingham based registered charity and community day-care centre in Harborne that empowers and supports people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. We have been established since 1947, setting up the first school, Carlson House School in England and Wales for children with cerebral palsy. Find out more about our history here. The adults we support in our day services are supported daily in: LIFE & Independence skills Promoting social interaction & combating isolation Music & Vocal tuition with our Being Heard Music Group Art classes and tuition with our VeraNic art group City & Guild vocational development with CareFirst Health and well-being with Wheelchair Dance & Tai Chi Accessing the Community Musical instrument coaching with our own CPM Connection Rock Band IT Support & Facilities Monthly inclusive & accessible Pathfinders Social Clubs Support & Advocacy Monthly storytelling
Cerebral Palsy Midlands have started to reopen our day service to adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. We are still a couple of months away from fully re-opening our services. We have had to adapt to a new way of working with new procedures and protcols to keep our community of adults with disabilities safe. We currently have a mixture of face to face, outreach work and online activities available as our service offering. We are doing all we can to ensure our people are supported in the best way possible. Please CLICK HERE to find out about the phased reopening and measures we have put in place to do this.
Here are some of our regular online sessions below that we run weekly. These are open to the wider community, for adults with disabiltiies who may still feeling isolated during this time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for zoom links and more information.
Weekly catch ups with staff and citizens online on zoom.
Every Wednesday at 2pm, Musical Director Richard Ganner and our Being Heard Music Group get together on zoom.
The musical and talented CPM Connection run sessions throughout the week and sometimes go LIVE on our CPM Facebook Page.
Two Wheelchair dance active classes weekly on zoom.
Run together with charity Noah's Star, CPM run a fornightly carers group. Come join us for a coffee and chat.
Our good friend John Reed - the storyteller fella regularly runs musical and story sessions for our wider community.
Qigong Tai Chi instructor Sally offers two sessions a week that can be accessed on zoom and our CPM Facebook Page to support the wellbeing of our citizens, carers & wider community.
Join us online on Thursdays to join our Movie Club. Share your favourite films and hold votes.
Once a month we get Gary-oke Karaoke sessions on our CPM Facebook Page LIVE.
Cerebral Palsy Midlands is a Birmingham based charity that has empowered and supported people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities since 1947, when we setup the first school in England and Wales for children with cerebral palsy.
Our current work
Our current work is running a community centre in Harborne, Birmingham, where we provide work-based training in Art, Tai Chi, Exercise and Music.
We run a life skills project, which enhances people's everyday skills in cooking, literacy, numeracy, IT, health and well being.
We also run a varied social events programme, which includes a monthly social club called Pathfinders
Great classes, encouraging health and well being activity for all of our citizens here at Cerebral Palsy Midlands. The sessions are lead by Wheelchair Dance Instructor Helen Mason and take place Thursday and Friday mornings between 10.00and 12.00pm.
Qigong Tai Chi Practice
Together with tutor Sally Haynes-Preece we believe in supporting the health and well-being of our citizens here at Cerebral Palsy Midlands. These sessions are fully accessible and inclusive for all. These sessions are open to the community but we suggest you make contact with the tutor beforehand.
Tuesday 10.30am to 11.30pm
Thursday 1.30pm - 2.30pm
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