Covid-19 has significantly set back disabled children. Prior to the pandemic they already faced challenges to access education and had fewer opportunities to meet and make friends. Many are now overwhelmed, some cannot understand the disruption to their routine and mental health is suffering.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 8 June 2021 to 12:00 PM, 22 June 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (275936)
Covid-19 has impacted us all. For disabled children the inequality gap has widened; one third now have depression, two thirds have not been able to access vital therapies. With specialist education severely disrupted, home schooling of a disabled child near impossible, and few opportunities to socialise, their long-term development is at risk. Families of disabled children face average extra costs of £581 per month, now Covid-19 has pushed many further into poverty.
KIDS has stayed open throughout the pandemic, adapting quickly with the changing guidelines to provide support virtually and face to face. We increased our support to 13,700 children, almost half of whom are in London. Providing opportunities at our nurseries, playgrounds, residential short breaks centre, wellbeing groups and support for siblings and parents. We provide practical help from Lego therapy to sensory activity packs. Our expert staff will continue to make a difference to our families
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