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Cerebral Palsy Midlands (CPM) were pleased to welcome Joe O'Neill to our centre this week and are more overjoyed to see and hear that he has had the greatest time when we received this message; 
"Just to let you know I will be coming in tomorrow if that’s okay with you thanks again for a brilliant week at CPM I’ve really enjoyed myself it made me realise how bored I was just being at home all week thanks again". 
Here at CPM we are aware, that many of our adult disabled citizens were at home, bored, suffering with depression and experiencing social isolation prior to coming to our centre, similar to Joe. Here at CPM, we are more than just a day-centre, we have a wide range of activities taking place every day available for anyone and everyone to take part in such as; 
Vocal coaching and music tuition with our Being Heard Music Group 
Art tuition with our Inspire and VeraNic art group 
Wheelchair Dance classes 
Rock band coaching and rehearsals with The CPM Connection Band 
NVQ skills tution with Care First Ltd 
LIFE SKILLS coaching including planting, cooking and more. 
Accessing the community with trips out 
This does not include other service we provide including; bespoke and tailored care, having a monthly social Pathfinders social club, daily fresh home cooked hot meals, organised holidays, our URconnectABLE social work support and LOOKING FORWARD parent & carer support group.  
We feel we offer an incredible wholesome experience for the people here that develops them personally allowing them to achieve more. 
We are glad Joe feels like part of the CPM family and is excited to be with us, we are glad we have been able to make that difference to the quality of his life. 
Can you CPM with its fundraising by donating a box of chocolates or biscuits, a bottle of wine or a soft cuddly toy? Do you have unwanted gift sets? 
CPM are asking for help with their Christmas Fayre fundraiser and asking for donations to support their raffle and tombola. We welcome any level of support. 
All the money raised will help give our clients a Christmas Dinner. Some of our disabled aduts at our centre live in isolation and some are alone on Christmas Day so our aim is to give everyone a fabulous Christmas Meal. Once more as staff, we are aiming to offer a waitress service ensuring our citizens have everything they need and all the right care in place. Click on the link below to find out more about our new Christmas Dinners Campaign on JustGiving. 
Poster designed by QAC Work Experience student Sarah Gibbs 
Every Thursday our VeraNic artists get arty and inspired. We thought we would share their developments with you. 
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Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability and is probably the most least understood. That's why today we at Cerebral Palsy Midlands are celebrating World Cerebral Palsy Day today on Friday 6th October to help raise awareness and to try and create positive change within our communities so that people with CP can have the same rights, access and opportunities as everyone else in society. 
There are over 17 million people living with CP and 350 million family, friends and supporters who care about them. Today we spoke about the challenges that our citizens face. 
Cerebral Palsy Midlands are really excited to be part of this year's Harborne Artsmile event taking place in the local community on Saturday 30th September between 12 and 4pm. 
The event is free and will have something for everyone of all ages and abilities to take part in. There will be all sorts of interactive art activities across the Harborne High Street. 
Some our VeraNic artists from CPM will be at The Slug 'n' Lettuce painting and talking about their inspiration. 
Also in Booboo Cafe (opposite Harborne Pool & Fitness Centre) we will be exhibiting a collection of artwork from our artists. 
The VeraNic Art Project is a sohisticated group of artists here at CPM. The group was set up to encourage our client’s creativity and imagination through the creation of various art pieces. These range from paintings, sketches, 3D sculptures and many more. The group is led by our amazing art tutor Mark Jenkins, a freelance artist, who encourages all of our clients to express themselves, through art, in whichever way they wish. 
For more information about our artists and to see some of examples of their work please visit 
Mondelez Community Champions Michael Huggins and Steve Davies are happy to report that they have now completed The Ride Across Britain, that is to say, they have cycled 1000 miles all the way from Lands End Cornwall up to John O'Groats in Scotland over 9 days. 
Michael said "We are both very thankful for all the support you have given us. It's been an amazing experience one we will never forget." 
The pair set out to raise £1,000 for each of their seven magnificent charities, with Cerebral Palsy Midlands being one of them. They have so far raised an amazing £1,115.29 for our charity alone and we are so thankful for their support. 
Their fundraising doesn't end here as their giving pages will remain open until December 2017 and you can still donate here. Steve is also running in the Birmingham marathon so every support we can give him is very much needed. 
We had a fantastic 70th Anniversary Summer Sizzler on Monday 21st August, here are some images below to showcase our amazing day. 
This session, taking place on Thursday 27th July 2017 starting at 10.00am at Cerebral Palsy Midlands is for all parents, care professionals and for those with disability. 
This 'Looking Forward' parent & carer group session is an informal discussion about legal issues relevant to those affected by cerebral palsy, including Education and Healthcare Plans for children, access to community care for adults and legal help when things go wrong. Ann Houghton (, a solicitor at Anthony Collins Solicitors in Birmingham, will be visiting with her colleague, Nsiem Akhtar, a social worker, to talk about a wide range of legal issues including access to health and social care services ( and help when someone has been injured as a result of negligence ( 
Please pass this on to those who may benefit from this advice and support. 
If you cannot attend the session but you would like aome advice us to ask questions on your behalf please email 
Local community group, 'The Young Adventurers' based in Hall Green in Birmingham, danced the night away in a fundraiser organised to support adults with cerebral palsy. 
Tom Adams, who organised the fundraiser event, is a friend of the charity and really wanted to support Cerebral Palsy Midlands and their community of clients in accessing the community. 
On Friday 23rd June in Hall Green, Tom and his friends danced the evening away with a big raffle in a local centre, all the money they raised was for Cerebral Palsy Midlands and today we were presented with a cheque for £1000.