AT DDH UK we understand that hip dysplasia is so much more than a broken bone.
It can be a life changing condition that has ripple effects around the whole family.
At DDH UK we offer a range of services to help parents, and patients, deal with the appointments, scans, surgeries and treatment that come their way. We also help with the emotional side of having a child with a chronic condition and look at coping strategies and support.
The services the charity provides include:
A closed Facebook Forum that is a life line to hundreds of parents and patients. This is a 24 hour community with members and admins in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia so there is generally someone around to talk too. We cannot, and do not, offer medical advice, but we are there to help with information, support and will sign post to other services and medical professionals.
We co-ordinate regional meet ups to help parents make connections others close by who are also on their DDH journey. Our DDH UK team matches parents with parents and the groups are growing all the time, not only in the UK but around the world.
We offer “Cast Life, A Parents Guide to DDH” on a loan system but it can all be purchased via Amazon with a percentage of the profits coming back to the charity. You can also ask your local library if they stock it or would consider doing do.
We have a “Hugs In an Envelope” scheme where we post a card of support when there is a surgery planned or parents just need to know that you aren’t alone.
We offer scheduled Phone calls with DDH UK worried parents and carers.
We have a One to One buddy system for those who need a little extra support.
Pre-Hospital check lists and questions.
We have a monthly electronic newsletter and regular blog posts appear on the website.