History & Ethos

Megan Baker House was started in 2002 by Jo and Dave Baker whose daughter Megan had Cerebral Palsy.

Need for the centre

Jo and Dave found conductive education the most effective method for Megan. However it was costly to take Megan to Hungary, where conductive education was developed.

 

How it all began

Having received funding, a small conductive education centre with two children who had neurological movement disorders in attendance was opened. Sadly, within a few weeks of the centre opening, Megan died. After much soul searching, Jo and Dave decided to continue with the work they began in memory of their beautiful daughter.

Looking Forward

Today the centre is based in Orchard Lane, Ledbury, Herefordshire. The relocation enabled the charity to accommodate the waiting list of children with movement disorders wanting to access services. Such is the demand for conductive education at Megan Baker House, families travel from all over the UK and even from abroad.

Since its beginnings Megan Baker House has come a long way. It now offers conductive education to children with a wide variety of movement disorders  and adults with Parkinson’s, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis. Megan Baker House now also runs a Reachout service operating within Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.