This year, 1,200 babies will be born with a cleft lip and/or palate here in the UK.
Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week is a national campaign to fight the myths and misunderstandings around how cleft lip and palate affects people and their families in the United Kingdom, from diagnosis through to adulthood.
Cleft is a complicated condition which impacts everyone differently. The NHS provides world‐class treatment, but the challenges don’t stop there. It can have long‐term effects on feeding, speech, hearing, appearance and more, but one of the biggest hurdles is a lack of public awareness and understanding.
That’s why thisAwareness Week we need your help to spread the word. We want everyone in the UK to understand the impact a cleft can have – and the difference the right support can make.