Disabled children and their families have faced incredible challenges over the last nine months. From shielding to cancelled appointments, families have needed to keep on coping; we do not yet know when life will become easier. Help us to support our families this Christmas.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020
Registered Charity in England and Wales (275936)
Families with a disabled child often find Christmas all that much more difficult. Just as every family is different, so every disabled child is different.
Christmas is a very unpredictable time for Joshua who is six years old and has Autism and sensory issues. Every year brings change and as he grows and develops, so does his needs and behaviour.
Christmas will be different for all of us this year. For disabled children and their families this year may feel impossible. Many of our families have needed to shield, usual activities have closed, home-schooling feels impossible, family support may no longer be available and parents may be extremely worried about their jobs. Families with disabled children face average extra costs of £581 per month – isolation and poverty are real issues for the 13,700 children we are supporting.
By keeping our services running over the Christmas period KIDS have been transforming the lives of disabled children, young people and their families for 50 years. Our practical support across 80 services for families helps to relieve the pressures and stresses of family life at this time
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