We know that things are a little different at the moment but we are here to lend a helping hand.
Kids hub have stated:
"In line with current Government guidance aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19, the KIDS Hubs will be closed to visitors until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
Although we’re not open to personal callers, the KIDS Hub service is not closed and as usual we are available to provide support and information to families with children and young people with SEND.
Our Toy and Equipment Library Stay and Play sessions will not be taking place but we will still be able to help with the lending or return of items.
If you would like to get in contact with us please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org"
Our partners at Herts Help are coordinating support for all vulnerable people in the county who are struggling to get medication and food during the coronavirus outbreak.
This service will aim to help all people who are struggling, not just for those who are self-isolating. This includes families who are struggling because of the needs of their children – whether that be due to shielding a family member with underlying health needs, or due to a child’s unpredictable behaviours in public making it hard to ensure social distancing.
For any family who is worried about how they will get food or medication, they can contact Herts Help to discuss whether support can be made available.
"We take the safety of our families, their children and young people, our staff and partners extremely seriously.
We will continue to deliver support to families during this time, however the way we do things will be different.
To reflect UK Government advice on social distancing, some of the ways we provide support will change:
- Our staff are now working remotely: we are currently not offering face to face meetings with families, both in the community or at school.
- SENDIASS will not be able to attend meetings until further notice. Wherever possible we will put alternative ways of working in place, and we will seek to hold virtual meetings instead of face to face.
- As always, we are contactable by email or through our helpline to ensure that you still have access to the information, advice and support they require.
We will be posting any important information that our families may benefit from on our SENDIASS website as well as here on the Local Offer."
SENDIASS have made a short video to let you know that during this time they're still here.
Contact SENDIASS on:
01992 555 847
Hertfordshire County Council's Money Advice Unit has a factsheet on the financial and benefits aspects of coronavirus. For more updated factsheets on benefits for children with a disability, carers, PIP, etc, visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/benefits