Helpful advice for our families, with links to websites and apps for art therapy, breathing exercises, meditation and children’s yoga.
Category: Educational Resources
During the pandemic whilst you are unable to access the usual SNAPS physiotherapy activities you may find your child is stiffer or more uncomfortable. The following are tips to keep you going over the next few weeks.
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We have created some craft packs/activities for you all to do as a family during these times of isolation. Keeping the children entertained is important and we hope you enjoy using our downloadable craft ideas with your family.
Find them on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Search “LeedsSENDIASS”
- Share information, advice and support (IAS) on a range of SEND topics
- Promote SEND news and events
- Provide our new support resources
- Listen to your feedback about our IAS offer
- Signpost to other SEND services, groups and organisations You can also click on the link to access the new Leeds SENDIASS website and explore our Information, advice and support online.
Please contact the project team if you need any further information at: email@example.com
Synergy Dance Outreach has just launched a diverse programme of 174 online dance and yoga classes, including lessons for those with a disability, long term health conditions, Visually Impaired/Blind, Special Needs and older adults. Their National platform is in partnership with EMD UK and Sport England and the classes are free as they are funded by The National Lottery for this project using the Tackling Inequalities Fund.
The dance and yoga programmes are for all ages including seated ParaStars Dance™, and ParaStars Yoga®, audio yoga & dance and more, all via an easily accessible national online platform. There is a lot of content for children – and they are also supporting adults and seniors.
You can view their online promo video here: https://youtu.be/JkCI0yaMN2A
The lessons are innovative and fun and tailored to each type of group. The platform includes courses for: children, teens, adults and seniors – who may choose from a wide range of activities and courses to keep fit, social and active:
Special Needs including Autism & Cerebral Palsy
Visually Impaired and Blind
The Disability Community
Long Term Health Conditions
Here is the link to the platform of free classes: https://inclusive-dance-yoga.teachable.com/
Specialist emergency HM Government funding from The Office for Civil Society, part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund has been approved for Burmantofts Community Projects Charity; The Money Buddies Covid-19 Response Project for six months from October to 31 March 2021.
The aim of the funding is to support the work of Money Buddies and Benefit Buddies at a time when more people are in debt and claiming benefits as a result of COVID-19. The service is free to access and use. Clients can access Money Buddies- Benefit Buddies as often as they need. Jobs are being lost at a high rate and this is likely to accelerate through Autumn, leaving 670,000 households in the UK in poverty according to recent research.
As a result of this funding the Money Buddies -Benefit Buddies team will be supporting clients in a number of ways – including;
Emergency Debt advice and Financial Well-being support and guidance
By providing; legal emergency debt advice, where clients are faced with eviction, home repossession, Bailiff and enforcement action, energy disconnection and court action for non- payment of debts. Advisers will help clients; fill in forms, complete household budgets, complete financial statements for creditors, write letters to creditors, safely report loan sharks and as part of income maximisation support do a benefit entitlement check.
Benefits Support and Guidance
The advisers will support clients with completing ALL Benefit applications, including Universal Credit, Personal Independent Payment forms and Employment Support Allowance applications, managing cases to payment of benefits, liaising with the DWP, attending meetings with work coaches and providing support by attending assessments, appeals and tribunals.
All clients will be offered an Energy advice appointment with our new sister service Money Buddies Energy PLUS, who will go deeper with clients to find out how their homes can be made more energy efficient, save money on Energy and have free energy saving items fitted where possible.
How to Access Money Buddies- Benefit Buddies
Clients can call NOW for an appointment, have telephone, video meetings and home visits as well as receive support by e-mail and via webchat.
Will the Service Continue Past March 2021?
We hope so, which will be dependent on funding.
For more information please contact Lynda Bailey on 0113 2350276
The William Merritt Centre in Leeds is looking to find out explore how their Centre can support clients and their families who have sensory needs. In order to identify if this is a service that is required and if so what type of support is required they are trying to understand what support is already provided and if there are any gaps.
If any of our families our like to help, please download the questionnaire and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Courses – Including Understanding Autism, Behaviour that Challenges, and Mental Health Problems
We would like to update you with the latest FREE courses we have available including Understanding Autism, Behaviour that Challenges, and Mental Health Problems. For those of you that have enrolled onto FREE courses with us in the past, you will know we are a Yorkshire-based organisation that specialises in placing people onto FREE training courses nationally. For those that haven’t enrolled onto a course with us please feel free to find out more about us on our website www.wefindanylearner.co.uk or call our friendly team on 01226 958 888.
With more and more people working from home and self-isolating, it has created an opportunity to further develop skills, enhance CPD, and gain a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification without paying a penny.
Places are limited but thanks to even more government funding we are now able to offer a wider range of FREE courses – Yep, totally free!
To be eligible, you just need to be:
* Over 19
* Living in England
* Not on an Apprenticeship
Simply click on the link below to start your enrolment today or call our friendly team on 01226 958 888.
With over 30 courses available there is something for everyone.