Over twenty-five years ago, a small group of families in Scotland had grown frustrated at travelling to London to get specialist therapy for their children who were living with cerebral palsy. Through their hard work, the Bobath Scotland centre opened its doors in Glasgow in 1995.
The focus in the early days was on providing intensive individual therapy for children, and many young people benefitted from the treatment they received at our first centre – Bradbury House in Knightswood.
Putting down our roots
Following two further site moves, in 2009 we relocated to our current home in Port Dundas.
In 2011 we expanded our provision by installing a state-of-the-art therapy kitchen in the basement of the centre.
A key development for the charity was the launch of our therapy service for adults with cerebral palsy in 2012.
Our services have continued to grow and develop, always guided by what’s best for the CP community and not what’s best for the charity. These have included the launch of our annual Cerebral Palsy Scotland conference and exhibition in 2013, and introducing a fortnightly baby group for children and their families in 2018.
Becoming Cerebral Palsy Scotland
In April 2020, in order to better reflect the range of work that we do, and so that we can increase awareness of cerebral palsy and work to reach everyone affected with CP across the country, Bobath Scotland took the positive step forward to change name to Cerebral Palsy Scotland.