Twynham Learning have put together a page for those families who need a little extra help and support at this difficult time, as well as those who might be looking to donate time or resources.
Home Learning- Help For Parents
Dragonfly: Impact Education is working hard to support parents who are helping their children with home learning.
- Releasing daily videos in their Facebook group for parents to provide links between the 5 ‘Ways to Wellbeing’ adopted by the NHS and the curriculum.
- Providing advice for parents who children have ASD/ADHD and ‘Top Tips’ for those whose children are difficult to keep motivated and focused.
Below is a link to their facebook group and a sample of the resources they have released on their page.
Keeping positive during isolation
During this time of uncertainty and change, it is as important to look after our emotional wellbeing as it is our physical health.
Click below for some advice from our Pastoral Care Worker, Mrs Jenny Cowling.
Here are a few links to free online books that explain Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner:
The Kindness School Foundation has put together a free Kindness Calendar which offers a suggested activity for each day – they fall into 3 categories: i) kind to me, ii) kind to others and iii) kind to the planet.
Click here for some government advice about supporting children and young people’s mental health during the coronavirus crisis
Christchurch Community Partnership– charity which seeks to alleviate social isolation of adults within BH23.
Christchurch Town Council– List of useful Contacts produced by the council
Together We Can– BCP community response. a Volunteer Hub and dedicated helpline to support vulnerable people who need vital support while isolating at home during the coronavirus outbreak.BCP Community Response Page
BCP Council has launched a Volunteer Hub and dedicated helpline to support vulnerable people who need vital support while isolating at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Thededicated helpline can provide a range of support, from organising deliveries of food and household supplies to people in need, and providing information and advice. Additionally, staff working through the Volunteer Hub can make regular telephone calls to help keep people’s spirits up during periods of isolation.
The dedicated helpline is 0300 123 7052 and will be open 8am – 8pm seven days a week
Family Partnership Zone – Offers sign posting of avenues of support for families: finance, housing, relationships, parenting support
email@example.com 01202 225724
Food Bank – Will support if you a struggling for funds to buy food
Message From Christchurch Food Bank: We are conscious that lots of families are struggling to feed their families as they spend this period at home. Taking this in to account, we have extended our yellow voucher holiday hunger scheme so families can collect food from us for this period. We have lots of families coming without a voucher and no one goes away without food and help. We have sadly delivered food out to families only to find they have no electric and no money to top their keys up, we are also offering electric top ups to those highlighted. You can continue to use your yellow voucher (there is no date restriction) and have more if necessary. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 07587371088 and we will arrange for a food delivery or for you to collect. All our parcels have fresh potatoes, veg, fruit, bread and milk as well as tinned and packet produce.
St Josephs Church
Opening Times: Tues 10-12, Thurs 11-1, Fri 2-4
The Government’s Website – lots of links for updates on: housing, benefits etcwww.gov.uk
Access to social stories, advice for parents of children with ASC and SENLinwood School – Coronavirus Parent Support & Guidance
Autism Wessex – Supporting families of children with Autism
Young Minds – Charity specifically to support the mental health of children
Children’s Society – Lots of resources to support children’s mental health
Mind – Charity to support adult mental health
https://www.mind.org.uk/ 01202 496194
The Samaritans – Listening service for adults you are struggling or in crisis.
116 123 or email@example.com.
Steps to Well-Being – Self referral for adults struggling with their mental health – counselling
Shelter – Housing Charity
0808 800 444
Refuge – National Domestic Abuse Helpline
0808 2000 247
BCP SEN Team -For parents of pupils with EHCPs
SENTeam@bcpcouncil.gov.uk 01202 456162
Multi-Agency Support Hub (MASH) – Social care