Parent Carer Support

We know that being a parent carer can be a challenging role and many families tell us that they feel isolated and need support.  We have started to put together a family support pack containing local and national support organisations and online resources which we hope will be of use to you.  This pack will be updated regularly.

If you require a printed copy of this pack, please email admin@spcn.org.uk with your details and we will get one out to you.

Family Support Pack v1.1

Coronavirus/Covid-19

Families have told us that the Covid-19 outbreak is a really worrying time for them and they have asked for resources to help them talk to their children and young people about it as well as needing strategies to support their mental health and emotional wellbeing.  Working with SENsational families in Norfolk and education, health and care services, we have produced an information pack for families which is towards the bottom of this page. If you need a printed copy then please email admin@spcn.org.uk and we will arrange to send it to you.

Also in partnership with SENsational Families, we’ve put together a mix of free online resources to help keep children and young people occupied at home over the coming weeks.  Please get in touch with any other suggestions!

We understand the impact this situation is having on families and we are therefore changing our usual way of working and are offering support to individual families if they need someone to talk to. We can provide peer-to-peer support if you need someone to talk to, if you or your child/young person are struggling or if you have specific questions about where/how to access other support. We cannot advise on any health-related issues regarding Coronavirus, however, we can point you to official sources on this. Please contact us on 07341 126455 or email admin@spcn.org.uk or contact us through private/direct messaging on our social media channels if you would like to talk to a member of the SPCN team.

The SPCN team continue to try and find ways to support our families during these challenging times. Our peer-to-peer support for individual families remains open and a reminder of the details of this are below. We now also have the following items available:
• Colouring/puzzle books for children and young people
• Colouring books for adults
• Stress balls
• Pots of bubbles
• Sensory bags/baskets

The above items are available to children/young people of anyone with an SPCN parent carer membership. If you feel any of the above would help your child/young person then please email admin@spcn.org.uk giving the first name and age of your child(ren) or young person (people) you would like them for. If you know of any friends / family members who have children/young people aged 0-25 with any additional need and/or disability, (diagnosed or not), who would benefit from the above then please pass this on to them. Parents and Carers can sign up as SPCN members here and they can then email admin@spcn.org.uk with their request for items.

Covid 19 Information for Families V2 updated 20th March 2020

 

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