Main Office: 01206 866 252
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Cerebral Palsy

Living with cerebral palsy brings many challenges and caring for someone suffering from it requires experience, training and most importantly patience and commitment.

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.

What Is Cerebral Palsy?

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.

Signs and Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy?

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.

Symptoms in Adults Can Include:
  • Muscle weakness in arms or legs

  • Muscle stiffness

  • Loss of muscle tone

  • Paralysis

  • Floppy limbs

  • Scissor-like movements with legs when walking

  • Twitching of the face and tongue

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Involuntary movements in hands, arms and legs

  • Premature ageing

  • More pronounced mental and physical impairments

Typical Care Needs for People With Cerebral Palsy


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.

Woman with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair
Our Carers Can Assist With:
  • Dressing and undressing

  • Personal care

  • Administering medication

  • Daily tasks and outings

  • Exercise

  • Social interactions and companionship

Additional Care Needs

Along with the care needs that come with cerebral palsy, there are often other additional needs that can come with it. We have a range of services to ensure that we can provide our clients with what they need to manage these additional needs. These include but are not limited to:

Benefits of Professional Cerebral Palsy Care and Support

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.

The Benefits of Professional Cerebral Palsy Care Include:
  • 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

Cerebral Palsy Care, Tailored to You

Butterfly’s offers a range of care services in Essex for people with cerebral palsy and each is tailored to meet your needs or the needs of your loved one. These include:

Why Choose Butterfly’s As Your Care Provider?


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 have achieved a “Good” rating across all four of our sites by the Care Quality Commission

  • 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 are supported and part-funded by Essex County Council

  • We actively encourage feedback to ensure that we are providing the best possible care

  • We have four sites across Essex in Colchester, Braintree, Walton-on-the-Naze and Alresford. This contributes to ensuring a continuation of care if required

Cerebral palsy care in Essex

For further information about the range of care services we offer for people with cerebral palsy, contact us today for a chat.

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Butterfly's Care Homes Ltd
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Main Office:
01206 866 252

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01206 583 743

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