Critical support in isolation

For a family with a very unwell child, the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up even more challenges, in addition to those they already face. We spoke to Luca’s Mum, Faye, and Diane, a Family Team Worker.

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The challenges of lockdown

Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) means that Kieran’s coordination, balance and strength is compromised, so deciding to embark on a fundraising cycle ride of 70km in a month was quite a challenge to take on.

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Virtual support for deaf children

Supporting a deaf child and their family will often involve a face-to-face support session, meetings with a Teacher of the Deaf and getting together with other families.  The COVID-19 lockdown meant all of these services were put on hold …

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Mental health of under-5s at risk

During the UK lockdown, young and old have experienced unprecedented challenges, with regular social contact impacted and face-to-face support services suspended, and infant mental health is no exception.

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