Bobath Scotland’s Annual Review launched at Cerebral Palsy Scotland Conference
Bobath Scotland's latest Annual Review was launched at the Cerebral Palsy Scotland Conference and Exhibition on 4 October and showcases the charity's achievements over 2017/18.
The Review sets out how Bobath Scotland has worked to make the lives of those living with cerebral palsy (CP) better over the course of the last financial year, between 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018. This was achieved in three ways, by:
- providing lifelong support for people living with CP, through delivering therapy for children and adults, therapy-based groups for people of different ages, and therapy outreach;
- connecting and bringing the CP community together, both online and through events; and
- working for changes in policy that improve the lives of people with CP.
The Review also contains interviews with two families who talk about how they have benefitted from coming to Bobath Scotland, and what the charity means to them.
Commenting on the launch of the Annual Review, Stephanie Fraser, CEO of Bobath Scotland said:
“I am very proud of the achievements of Bobath Scotland over 2017/18. This Annual Review celebrates how the charity is working in different ways and at different levels, but unified by the sole purpose of helping people in Scotland who are living with CP.
“The Annual Review is also our opportunity to draw attention to the charitable trusts, foundations, fundraisers and donors who have supported the charity over the past year. Over 80% of our funding has to come from private sources. An increase in the amount of funds raised over 2017/18 compared to the previous 12 months has ensured greater access that ever before to our vital therapy services and we want to sincerely thank everyone who made this possible.
"This year we identified the need to ensure more clinical specialist knowledge of the management of cerebral palsy is available throughout Scotland. Therefore we have committed to delivering the Bobath training course for Scotland-based therapists in 2019 and £50,000 (50% of the total cost) of our funds from 2017/18 has been earmarked for this purpose.
“We continue to be motivated by the many people who come to Bobath Scotland and who feel so passionately about the services we provide. We are determined to keep on improving those services, and to always ensure we are a lean and efficient organisation."