Family Support Hubs (COVID19)

The Family Support Hubs continue to be open for referrals during the current situation. They will try to access Family Support agencies during this time but this will be subject to individual projects ability to respond.

If you want to advise us of any changes to service provision or have particular needs you want to source during the current situation please contact Helen.dunn@hscni.net and we will try to connect you with the appropriate information.

There are 29 family support hubs across Northern Ireland supporting families. If you would like a service to be included in the next edition of the newsletter please send details to: cypsp@hscni.net

More information on our family support hubs is available here

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Welcome to the 15th edition of Fortnightly News.

This edition shares information to improve the outcomes for Children and Young People.  As we adjust to the impact of the coronavirus, this special edition has information on changes to service delivery and managing COVID-19.  

Fortnightly News Issue 15 – March 2020

Southern Area LPG Newsletter 26 March 2020

Welcome to the 29th edition of For Your information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information).

We have been working on this for the past week to provide information, guidance and resources relating to the current developments around Covid-19, and thank those who have shared information for this packed edition.

Please keep sending anything relevant to our work and support for children, young people and their families during these difficult days.

FYI For Your Information Issue 29 – 26th March 2020

 

Communities and colleagues also need to know what local services are available and whether these have changed in any way. CYPSP have undertaken a massive piece of work to scope the work of all organisations to provide a comprehensive resource across Northern Ireland. This is updated daily to reflect the changing nature and responses offered to keep effective and safe.

Click Here to download Locality Planning Groups Members Service Delivery arrangements during COVID-19

 

Daily Updates

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Please note:
It is anticipated that CYPSP Locality Planning groups will not be meeting face to face for some time. At this difficult time, we will continue to work hard to provide updates and information which may be of benefit to organisations, children and families. We will be undertaking a scoping exercise of locality planning members activity so that we can provide the most up to date information about the resources available. From today we will provide daily updates via CYPSP website and through social media.

To ensure we share as much important information and advice as we can, we are encouraging Locality Planning Group members to provide any local information for inclusion on the daily updates on the attached form and send to una.casey@hscni.net.  

Download here:- Locality Planning Groups Members Services Deilivery during COVID-19 (Updated 25 March 2020)

26 March 2020
Staff are still carrying out 121’s, assessments and reviews by Skype, Microsoft teams and What’s app which has been well received by the young people and their families. There is likely a short waiting list for Young Carers which is usually it’s around 4-6 weeks. Young Carers have a Facebook page on  https://en-gb.facebook.com/YoungCarersNI/ and Young Adult Carers Info can be found https://www.facebook.com/actionforchildrennorthernireland/

Easy read advice about Coronavirus for those with a learning disability:-

25 March 2020

https://www.nihe.gov.uk/My-Housing-Executive/Advice-for-Housing-Executive-Tenants/Covid-19-(Coronavirus)

During this worrying time, many autistic individuals find it hard to verbally communicate their worries or feelings of anxiety, it can be much easier to write or draw how they are feeling. You can make a worry box from things you already have around the house to help.

This Update may be of particular relevance to those families who have children with Autism. Autism NI have released a great resource for parents/carers and professionals supporting families which you can access through the link on the page.

AutismNI Helpline is available on 02890 401729 (Option 1).

24 March 2020
Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing During Times of Isolation

There are five simple steps to help maintain and improve our wellbeing. During this time of social isolation we should make extra effort to build these steps into our daily lives. The current situation we face provides us with opportunities to do things a little differently.

23 March 2020
Links to all the Helplines across Northern Ireland, aiming to provide advice and support for families.
 

 

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Family Support Hubs Newsletter – March 2020

This edition of the newsletter provides advice , resources and project updates as of 20th March 2020.

The Family Support Hubs continue to be open for referrals during the current situation. They will try to access Family Support agencies during this time but this will be subject to individual projects ability to respond.

If you want to advise us of any changes to service provision or have particular needs you want to source during the current situation please contact Helen.dunn@hscni.net and we will try to connect with the appropriate information.

Download Newsletter Here.