Hand washing, Covid-19 and Facial Palsy

Government and medical guidance on reduction of transmission of Coronavirus advises regular handwashing. This advice is particularly relevant to people with facial palsy who may be touching their face, often in the region of the eye, more often throughout the day....

Covid-19 regulations & facial palsy

The regulations which have been instigated in order to control the rising number of Covid-19 infections can have an impact for people with facial palsy. Not all the impacts are necessarily negative..! The enforced wearing of masks in shops, museums, etc. means that...

Sad Death of Dr James Partridge OBE

On 16th August, Dr James Partridge OBE died at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital in Guernsey. Dr Partridge was the founder of the charity Changing Faces the UK’s leading charity supporting people with disfigurements. Founded by James in 1992, the charity provides...

Life after Lockdown

The gradual opening up of shops, restaurants, work places, etc. is well underway; a number of people have voiced some anxiety on returning to a life where they are more “visible” and experience more encounters/meetings with other people. The charity...

Zoom Calls with Facial Palsy

In these days of working from home, face-to-face meetings have often been replaced by Zoom meetings online, and this sometimes provides particular challenges for people with facial palsy. The charity Changing Faces has a comprehensive series of advice sheets for...