Lots of families are beginning to struggle with the challenges of Lockdown, lack of routine, working from home, and lack of childcare. Although some children have accessed school, a lot of the support systems in place especially for disabled children and young people have stopped and life at home is not always easy.
So how can we help….
Do you know?
Scope Activities for All team have switched their training from activity providers to parents. We have hosted behaviour support training on Supporting Positive Behaviour at Home, Sensory Behaviour and Social Stories.
We know many Lead Professionals who have wanted to access this training, feel free to share the links below with families you are working with and watch the material yourself. They are edited workshops recorded from the live sessions we held on Zoom. (We are still awaiting the edited version of Social Stories but will let you know when it is available)
Sensory behaviours at home
Supporting positive behaviour at home workshop
We have had fantastic feedback about the trainer we have used for these workshops, so if you want to use her to book your own school training please contact Honor Coombs on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07747772516.
We are still here to support you with Early Helps for disabled children and short breaks advice. Working from home, online and throughout the summer. E-mail email@example.com and request a call back from one of the Coordinators.
What else is out there?
Mindful Monsters is a fun and exciting way to introduce children to mindfulness.
Focusing on 4 key areas the Mindful Monsters aims to boost creativity, improve concentration, inspire positivity, and aid relaxation. It is for children of all abilities.
This is usually a paid for subscription that Scope uses to help fund other services within the charity. During Lockdown it has made some of the resource cards free to support families at home. These can be found on the Mindful Monsters website.
Our Sleep Right Team are supporting parents with sleep issues for disabled children 3-18 years, over the phone, by email and video call. Parents can request support using the online form on the Scope website
The Parents Connect Team have also switched to supporting parents online and over the phone. They have also hosted Zoom Workshops around the EHCP process, and they have been supporting parents on Facebook. If parents want to find out more they can self-refer via Parents Connect on our website.
What else is in the pipeline?
We are working on supporting activity providers and leisure activities with transitioning disabled children back into their activities, and where to go for support around being Covid secure and robust risk assessment.
We are also pulling together a new workshop on Early Help, RADAR, Direct Payments and Transitions, to help Lead Professionals think outside the box, looking at creative packages, unique support and helpful ideas around recruiting Personal Assistants.
Watch this space…