Cerebral Palsy Midlands: A place to thrive Cerebral Palsy Midlands (CPM) is a registered charity and an adult day service provider in Harborne, Birmingham. We support adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities to live fulfilled and independent lives. At CPM, we offer MORE THAN just day services. We provide a range of opportunities for people to develop their skills, stay active and healthy, be creative, and meet new friends. We also offer advocacy and support through our URconnectABLE service. Our core projects include: Music & Vocal tuition with our Being Heard Music Group. Art classes and tuition. Health and well-being with Wheelchair Dance, Movement in water & Tai Chi. 'Access for All' in helping our citizens access the Community. Musical instrument coaching with our own CPM Connection. IT Support & Facilities. We believe that everyone has the right to live a full and meaningful life, regardless of their disability. At CPM, we provide the support and opportunities that people need to thrive.
A rich history: Supporting people with Cerebral Palsy since 1947!
CPM are a longstanding charity deeply rooted in the heart of Birmingham and have been supporting individuals with disabilities in our community for 76 years. We have been established since 1947, setting up the first school for children with cerebral palsy called 'Carlson House School' in England and Wales. Find out more about our history here.
Image above: Carlson House School in 1947 on Victoria Road, Harborne, Birmingham.
🎭 Welcome to "Being Heard Music Group" and their Creative Musical Film "A Tea With Two Sugars"🌟
The Being Heard Music Group at Cerebral Palsy Midlands (CPM) has written and produced a musical film called "A Tea with Two Sugars" with the help of Musical Director and tutor Richard Ganner and Director Craig Keogh. The film is a celebration of diversity and inclusion, and it tells the stories of the group members' unique experiences living with cerebral palsy. The film was made possible by a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery 'Awards for All' Community Fund, awhich was granted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Group members worked together remotely using Zoom in the very beginning but the project really got mementum when our services re-opened fully. The film is a testament to the resilience and creativity of the Being Heard Music Group, and it is a powerful message of hope and empowerment.
Weoley Big Night Out: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion
This years 'Weoley Big Night Out' was a great night to remember and a huge fundraising success which raised an amazing £2,051! People from all walks of life came together for a night of fun and celebration on Saturday 16th September at Weoley Castle Social Club.
Award-winning drag queen 'The Divine Miss M' had the crowd singing and dancing with her vibrant performance, while rock band 'Fizzi Duo' kept the energy high with their classic hits. Master magician 'Neil Edwards' amazed and delighted with his illusions, and 'Hels Catering Services' provided delicious food that everyone enjoyed. And of course, our 'Magic Selfie Mirror' was a huge hit, capturing all the fun memories of the night.
Thank you to everyone who made Weoley Big Night Out 2023 such a success! To learn more about this event, click here.
This year's Wheel'n'Walk was a huge success! Watch our video below
Our current work
We are an adult day service and community hub in Harborne, Birmingham, where we provide development opportunities for people with disability in Wheelchair Dance, Art, IT development, Tai Chi, Exercise and Music.
We run independant life skills project, which enhances people's everyday skills in cooking, literacy, numeracy, IT, health and well being.
We also run a varied 'Access the Community' events programme, which includes supporting our citizens get out into the community to access appointments, go for lunch, plan a visit somewhere like a zoo or go on an accessible holiday.
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 Tuesday and Thursday 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.
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