CPotential Launches CPicnic: Our Biggest Fundraising Activity in 60 Years!

4 June 2024

Image of people having a picnic in the park, to advertise CPotential's CPicnic fundraising event.

Host your own CPicnic – A Picnic For A Purpose!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of CPicnic, our most ambitious fundraising activity yet! This all-inclusive event aims to raise vital funds for children and young people with movement disorders. Since we do not receive any government or statutory funding, we rely on the generous support of people like you.

Download our CPicnic Guide here for a simple step by step.

Join us in making CPicnic a historic event and a huge success for CPotential. With your support, we can continue to provide life-changing therapies to those who need them most. Thank you for being a part of our journey!

What is CPicnic?

A Picnic for a Purpose. CPicnic is an inclusive fundraising event. It doesn’t take any physical exertion, you don’t have to give up something nice or grow any facial hair.

Gather friends, family, and colleagues, and have a picnic in a park, garden or communal workspace – anywhere you like… the quirkier the better!

Why host a CPicnic?

To help children with cerebral palsy and movement disorders continue to receive life-changing therapies.

When?

Anytime during July and August 2024!

How?

Decide on the date and location for your picnic: it doesn’t have to be a park or garden it could be an office space, a historic location or even in your living room! Ask your guests to donate to attend the picnic, as much as you like… the more the better!

Five simple steps to picnicking fun:

  1. Choose a date.
  2. Choose a location.
  3. Invite your guests.
  4. Register your picnic.
  5. Have your picnic guests donate by our Text numbers or QR Code below, then boost your fundraising by creating ‘donate to play’ games on the day.

Text Donate Numbers:

  • To donate £1, text CPICNIC to 70201
  • To donate £3, text CPICNIC to 70331
  • To donate £5, text CPICNIC to 70970
  • To donate £10, text CPICNIC to 70191

The QR Code to our Easy Donate Page.

Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org

Handy Templates

If you want to be the host with the most, download our handy templates below:

REGISTER YOUR CPICNIC

 

Free Legal Consultation with Irwin Mitchell – Wednesday 12th June

3 June 2024

Image of a parent and disabled child advertising free legal consultation on 12th June with Irwin Mitchell - for CPotential families.

Poster explaining free legal consultation for CPotential families on 12th June.Our charity partner Irwin Mitchell, is offering a FREE 30-minute initial consultation* by telephone or video call to help you and your family. (For CPotential families only).

Irwin Mitchell’s team of specialists can discuss education issues, medical negligence, deputyships, and future planning.

*Please note, the consultation with Irwin Mitchell does not create any client relationship with you and the firm will provide you with preliminary general advice only.

When and where will the consultation be?

  • Wednesday 12th June 2024 between 10am and 2pm.
  • 30-minute sessions via phone or video call.

If you are unavailable at this time, please still contact Alexandra Highfield below, and she will be able to find an alternative time to suit.

How do I book my FREE legal consultation?

Please email or call Alexandra Highfield:

Child and carer with speech and language therapist at CPotential

We’re hiring! Specialist Speech & Language Therapist Job Vacancy

23 May 2024

Join our clinical team at CPotential.

Come and join our vibrant integrated multidisciplinary team, to provide a high-quality Speech & Language Therapy Service for a caseload of children and young people with a variety of physical, learning, and social needs at CPotential.

You’ll be responsible for your own clinical supervision and caseload and supervise junior staff, students, and therapy assistants.

  • Permanent contract, but flexible – part-time
  • 15 -22.5 hours per week (Flexible, with occasional weekend, as well as school holidays)
  • £37,152 – £43,994 pro-rata per year, dependent on experience
  • 30 days annual leave per year, with 3 days to be taken around Christmas (pro-rata)
  • Based at CPotential, 143 Coppetts Road, London N10 1JP

Child and carer with speech and language therapist at CPotentialYou will be an experienced clinician with a recognised Speech & Language Therapy degree qualification, be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT) and have experience of providing assessment, management, and intervention for a wide range of communication needs for children with complex neurological and genetic conditions.

We are looking for someone professional and confident to be part of driving the strategy forward, and keen to make recommendations for innovations and be responsible for the implementation of such change.

You will manage a caseload of children and their families with varied and sometimes complex needs, undertaking appropriate assessment, intervention, and evaluation through programmes of therapy and support.

You will be a clear communicator and liaise with a wide range of people to include clients and their families, education, local authority, NHS services as well as independent and voluntary sector partners.

If you are keen to get on board at a very exciting time in the charity’s 60-year history, please get in touch as soon as possible.

For further charity insight, we encourage you to watch our video below and browse CPotential’s social media pages across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

How to apply

  1. Download and read our full Job Pack – CPotential Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Job Pack May 24
  2. Then email info@cpotential.org.uk with your CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability, and why you would like to work for CPotential.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Summer Intensive Therapy – 29th July to 23rd August 2024

8 May 2024

Summer Intensive Therapy at CPotential

Join us at CPotential for Intensive Therapy during the Summer Holidays:

  • Weeks 1 and 2 – Monday 29th July to Friday 9th August
  • Weeks 3 and 4 – Monday 12th August to Friday 23rd August.

Summer intensives are generally 10-day blocks, that will start on either 29th July or 12th August. However, if you are hoping to book a shorter block, or non-consecutive weeks/days, these requests will still be reviewed and we will confirm this availability closer to the start of the intensives. Please explain your preferences in the form below.

We’ll apply a 20% discount when 5 consecutive days of the same therapy type are booked (*subject to availability). Available services are:

  • Boy in robotic wearable device called ATLAS 2030 ExoskeletonATLAS Exo (robotic exoskeleton) – New at CPotential!
  • Physiotherapy (Spider, Galileo vibration plates, LiteGait, iJoy, Treadmill training, Therasuit, and more)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • CIMT/Upper Limb Therapy/Bimanual Skills and Functional Hand Skills
  • DMI (Dynamic Movement Intervention)
  • Conductive Education (individual sessions only)
  • Music Therapy.

Click here for our baseline fees

Our wide range of integrated intensive therapies can improve:

  • Functional and self-care skills for everyday activities, such as walking, dressing and eating.
  • Interaction and engagement
  • Muscle strength and balance
  • Coordination and motor planning
  • Body awareness and sensory processing
  • Communication skills.

New to CPotential?

If you are new to our services, you’ll need to come and see us for an initial assessment (£45 fee) so please register as soon as possible and we’ll send you our pre-assessment form to complete.

All appointments take place at CPotential, 143 Coppetts Road, London N10 1JP.

How to Register

Please complete our short form below and our team will be in contact soon to discuss your registration.

1Your information
2Child/ young person information
3Intensives at CPotential
  • Your information

 

Caretaker (Permanent, Part-time) – Job Vacancy

9 April 2024

Now hiring image with maintenance tools. Caretaker role at CPotential

Are you a Jack or Jill of all trades? We need someone we can trust to take care of our Centre, inside and out.

Download Caretaker Job Description

CPotential is a registered charity providing a unique range of integrated therapy and support for children and young people with movement disorders, due to conditions such as cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and acquired brain injury.

You’ll ensure the smooth running of the building and keep the grounds in good order, carrying out a range of different duties including; general maintenance and checks, security and supervision of the site. You’ll be one of our primary key holders, having responsibility for the security of the building and associated areas.

This is a job where your skills will ensure our Centre is a warm, welcoming and well-run building.

If you’d like to be part of our team then we’d love to hear from you.

How to apply

Download Caretaker Job Description

Then email info@cpotential.org.uk with your CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability, and why you would like to work for CPotential.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Watch our video to find out more about CPtotential and hear from some of the families we’ve helped along the way.

Story Lab Greenscreen Workshop – 23rd March Creative Club

19 March 2024

Story at a green screen workshop - Creative Club

Groundswell Arts LogoWe can’t believe we’ve reached our last Creative Club, but it’s been a whole year of super creativity and lots of fun! We’ve enjoyed meeting everyone too, so thank you to everyone who has been part of this artistic journey with us.

Thank you so much once again to Scope for funding this engaging 12 months, and to local charity Groundswell Arts for their huge efforts and wonderfully crafted sessions. Thanks also to their talented artist friends who have run sessions inbetween too.

Join us for our last Creative Club this coming Saturday and let’s go out in style. Suitable for children and young people with a primary movement disorder, ideally aged 4 and over.  Siblings are encouraged to join us too 🙂

Saturday 23rd March – 10.30am to 12.30pm – Story Lab – Greenscreen Workshop 

Groundswell Arts will lead our final Creative Club this term as a pop-up Story Lab.

In this session, families will have the chance to make puppets and sets and use iPad filmmaking to create their own Green Screen Films. We then hope to be able to share and celebrate each other’s films at the end of the session. Bring on the popcorn! www.groundswellarts.com . Follow @groundswell_arts on Instagram

BOOK HERE for Story Lab – Greenscreen Workshop

Have fun everyone!

Artist and child in front of green screen at Creative ClubWe’re currently applying for future funding, so watch this space for upcoming creative sessions. If you know of anyone who may like to fund or invest in our Creative Clubs, please email Johanna Vigilante – Director of Partnerships and Communications.

Read more of our news. 

Funded by:

Scope disability charity logo

 

Wellbeing and Support Group for Parent Carers

15 March 2024

Lady meditating on the bed with a laptop. Connect In Wellbeing and Support Group for Parent Carers

Are you a parent carer/care giver of a child with special needs who is yearning for a bit of space and reconnection with yourself?

Come and join Charlie Lyons, Wellbeing and Development Coach of Connect In to reconnect, refuel and resource. Starting April 2024.

Charlie has been supporting parents with their wellbeing for over 10 years. With 20 years experience of working with children and families with special needs, she knows all too well the added strain on the wellbeing of parent carers.

The purpose of the Wellbeing & Support Group is to gift you:

  • Some space
  • Guide your reconnection
  • Share resources and wisdom
  • Plug into the power of the ‘parent carer’ community.

Free taster session – Wednesday March 27th at 8.30pm – 9.30pm – Register here

During these supportive online group sessions, you will:

  • Wellbeing courtesy of Sage FriedmanGet to sit back, relax and reconnect through guided mindfulness and meditation techniques.
  • Explore some thoughts on parent carer wellbeing.
  • Connect and share (if you want to) in a safe, confidential and small setting with other parent carers.

What you’ll need during the sessions

  • Just yourselves really, but if that’s not possible, children can be present.
  • Access to a computer, phone or tablet to join the group, and you may like to have a pad and pen handy.
  • Find a comfy, private space and have to hand all that you need for the one hour.

When will the group take place?

Every week for one hour during term time – beginning in April, after the school easter holidays.

How much does it cost?

Free taster session – Wednesday March 27th at 8.30pm – 9.30pm – Register here

Try the first one for free, then just like a kids club you sign up and pay for each half term. It’s a club for you!

  • £50 per half term (Less than £10 per session) – paid via invoice for bank transfer on sign up.

This rate is provided so it’s accessible and less financially impactful if sessions are missed for appointments etc.

Register here and complete the short registration form.

Please spread the word to other parent carers who you feel would benefit.

Father with daughter in Mollii Suit

Empower Every Step: Supporting Children’s Movement Matters

13 March 2024

Girl and Physiotherapist in Spider Cage at CPotential

March marks an important occasion for millions around the globe as it’s recognised as Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month.

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month Logo

This month serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges faced by individuals living with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families. It’s also a time for advocacy, education, and action to support those affected by this neurological condition.

Cerebral palsy is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. It affects muscle coordination and body movement, often causing physical disability. While cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition, early intervention, therapy, and support can significantly improve a child’s quality of life.

In light of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, we’re proud to announce the launch of our fundraising campaign: “Children’s Movement Matters.

This initiative aims to raise both awareness and funds to support children with movement disorders, including cerebral palsy. Under the banner of “Empower Every Step,” our goal is to provide resources and assistance to children and families navigating the challenges of movement disorders.

Girl walking across ladder at CPotential - physiotherapyFor children with cerebral palsy, every step forward is a victory. Yet, many face barriers to accessing the necessary treatments and therapies that can help them thrive. This is where the “Children’s Movement Matters” campaign steps in. Through your generous donations, we can ensure that children with cerebral palsy receive the support they need to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential.

The impact of cerebral palsy extends beyond physical limitations. It affects every aspect of a child’s life, including their social interactions, education, and emotional wellbeing. By rallying behind initiatives like “Children’s Movement Matters,” we can create a more inclusive and supportive environment for children with cerebral palsy and other movement disorders.

Our message is simple: Empower Every Step and Make A Donation Today.

Your contribution, no matter how big or small, can make a difference in the lives of children and young people with movement disorders. Every donation counts.

As part of our campaign, we invite you to join us in spreading awareness about cerebral palsy and the importance of supporting children’s movement. Share our message with your friends, family, and communities. Together, we can raise awareness, break down barriers, and ensure that every child with cerebral palsy has the opportunity to thrive.

Child crawling in Conductive Education at CPotentialTo all those who have been touched by cerebral palsy, whether directly or indirectly, your support is invaluable. Together, let’s make a difference. Join us in our mission to empower every step and support children with movement disorders. Donate today to make a meaningful impact.

Remember, Children’s Movement Matters. Together, we can help keep children moving forward.

Donate Today to Support Children with Movement Disorders!

Donate ONLINE  or, 

TEXT Donate 

Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org

  • To donate £1, text CPKIDS to 70201
  • To donate £3, text CPKIDS to 70331
  • To donate £5, text CPKIDS to 70970
  • To donate £10, text CPKIDS to 70191

Let’s make March not just a month of awareness but a month of action and progress for children with cerebral palsy and movement disorders.

Thank you for your support and compassion.

 

Summer Intensive Therapy – 29th July to 23rd August 2024

29 February 2024

Summer Intensive Therapy at CPotential

Join us at CPotential for Intensive Therapy during the Summer Holidays:

  • Weeks 1 and 2 – Monday 29th July to Friday 9th August
  • Weeks 3 and 4 – Monday 12th August to Friday 23rd August.

Summer intensives are generally 10-day blocks, that will start on either 29th July or 12th August. However, if you are hoping to book a shorter block, or non-consecutive weeks/days, these requests will still be reviewed and we will confirm this availability closer to the start of the intensives. Please explain your preferences in the form below.

We’ll apply a 20% discount when 5 consecutive days of the same therapy type are booked (*subject to availability). Available services are:

  • Boy in robotic wearable device called ATLAS 2030 ExoskeletonATLAS Exo (robotic exoskeleton) – New at CPotential!
  • Physiotherapy (Spider, Galileo vibration plates, LiteGait, iJoy, Treadmill training, Therasuit, and more)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • CIMT/Upper Limb Therapy/Bimanual Skills and Functional Hand Skills
  • DMI (Dynamic Movement Intervention)
  • Conductive Education (individual sessions only)
  • Music Therapy.

Click here for our baseline fees

Our wide range of integrated intensive therapies can improve:

  • Functional and self-care skills for everyday activities, such as walking, dressing and eating.
  • Interaction and engagement
  • Muscle strength and balance
  • Coordination and motor planning
  • Body awareness and sensory processing
  • Communication skills.

New to CPotential?

If you are new to our services, you’ll need to come and see us for an initial assessment (£45 fee) so please register as soon as possible and we’ll send you our pre-assessment form to complete.

All appointments take place at CPotential, 143 Coppetts Road, London N10 1JP.

How to Register

Please complete our short form below and our team will be in contact soon to discuss your registration.

1Your information
2Child/ young person information
3Intensives at CPotential
  • Your information

 

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