At Butterfly’s we are registered to provide cerebral palsy care and support services across Essex for adults aged 18-65. We can offer a range of services to provide the level of care required to help individuals live full and meaningful lives whilst still receiving the care they need to manage their condition.
Cerebral Palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and coordination. It is caused by a problem with the brain that develops before, during or soon after birth. The severity of symptoms can range significantly from minor, manageable problems right up to a person being severely disabled.
The symptoms of cerebral palsy are often not present as soon as a baby is born. They normally take time to develop and will become obvious during the first 2-3 years of a child’s life. As children progress into adulthood the condition can affect the body’s ability to move effectively which may make it seem as though the condition is worsening.
Muscle weakness in arms or legs
Loss of muscle tone
Scissor-like movements with legs when walking
Twitching of the face and tongue
Involuntary movements in hands, arms and legs
More pronounced mental and physical impairments
We are very aware that care needs range hugely from person to person when it comes to cerebral palsy and our carers are fully trained and experienced in meeting the requirements of every single client. From making a cup of tea to helping with eating, drinking and personal hygiene, our carers can do it all.
We will create an individual care plan for each person depending on their needs and preferences to ensure that we are providing the right level of care.
Dressing and undressing
Daily tasks and outings
Social interactions and companionship
For those who are currently caring for a loved one with cerebral palsy, we understand how difficult it is to turn to professional care. We want you to know that for us a person is more than a service user. We want everyone that we look after and their families to feel valued, cared for and listened to.
More time to spend with your loved one without the pressure of caring for them
The best possible, professional care to ensure that all needs are met
An online portal to give families access to their loved one's care plan and notes
Easy access to continuation of care if symptoms worsen and require a higher level of care
A range of services available to ensure that the right medical professionals are involved
We are a family run care group and have been providing highly professional care across Essex for over 18 years.
All of our carers are fully trained and local and we do not use any agency staff
We offer an online portal to allow families to access notes and be a part of their loved one’s care
We are committed to providing exemplary care and support to our clients and their families
We actively encourage feedback to ensure that we are providing the best possible care