Coronavirus: Information Regarding PSC Events

We are monitoring the Coronavirus situation very closely.

Information: 3 April 2020

Schools are closed and many of us are self-isolating, but with Easter just around the corner what better time to bake some Easter Treats with the family.

Here at PSC we are dusting off our aprons to prepare for the PSC Easter Baking Competition, running from now until Monday 13th April (Easter Monday).

The rules are very simple, bake your favourite sweet treats; cakes, biscuits, brownies, hot cross buns etc. and upload a photo or video of the finished bake to our Facebook page. At the end of the week, the bake that has received greatest number of votes will win a £20 Amazon voucher.

For those that are able, we are asking for an optional donation to raise money for our Coronavirus Emergency Fund.

During these challenging times, the funds we hope to raise will allow us to invest in new technology and deliver our much-needed services to our families online. We would also like to deliver a specific workshop on Managing Challenging Behaviour during the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown.

Please donate via the Good Exchange (where your donation will be match funded).

Happy Baking!

 

Information: 31 March 2020

We have, unfortunately, had to cancel some of our events in the lead up to the Easter holidays. We are working on providing most of April’s events by webinar via Zoom. Those currently booked will have received an email. These are likely to be hosted in the evenings in early to mid May. Date and times are TBC.

Our Sleep Service team have set up a dedicated Facebook page. This is a private group so if you would like to join for Sleep information and tips please click here.

 

Information: 24 March 2020

We are conscious that we are not able to provide support via workshops and events as normal, but we are working on other ways we can help. We may be able to run ‘meet ups’ online using Zoom, for example, or run Q&A sessions at a particular time every few weeks. You may have other ideas!

We would love to hear from you, if you have any ideas or particular needs that you think we might be able to support or signpost.

Email: admin@parentingspecialchildren.co.uk

 

Information: 20 March 2020

As we are currently unable to provide face-to-face events and support we are extending the availability of our Helpline.

From Monday 23rd March the Helpline will run Monday – Thursday, 10am – 2.30pm. Please note: during the Easter break it may take a little longer than usual for us to reply.

Helpline Phone Number: 0118 9863532

Helpline Email: dss@parentingspecialchildren.co.uk

For more general enquiries please continue to contact admin@parentingspecialchildren.co.uk

 

Information: 16 March 2020

We are cancelling all March and early April workshops, courses and community support groups with immediate effect due to the latest UK government guidelines – ‘everyone in the UK should avoid “non-essential” travel and contact with others to curb Coronavirus’.

If you booked via Eventbrite you will receive notification of cancellation and be given a full refund.

We are now unable to offer any face to face support but we are very much thinking of you.

We are busy making plans as to how we can continue to support you but in different ways. In the meantime we will keep in touch via our Facebook page and Newsletter. You can sign up for our Newsletter here.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Information: 13 March 2020

  • Please do not attend a course/workshop if you are feeling unwell.
  • We have suspended our 7 day refund policy and will process a refund for any cancellations, as long as they are received before the event.
  • Attendee numbers will be capped at 20 people.
  • On arrival at our events, and before checking in, please wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Please bring your own pen and paper to reduce risks of sharing stationery.
  • With regards to refreshments – all biscuits are individually wrapped.
  • If we need to postpone or cancel any event, we will email all those booked and put a notice on our Facebook page. Please be sure to check your junk mail folders regularly.

Please see the latest guidance (12 March 2020) from the UK government by clicking this link.

If you require any further information about our events please email admin@parentingspecialchildren.co.uk