KIDS

Help us support recovery from the Covid19 crisis

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.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 8 June 2021 to 12:00 PM, 22 June 2021

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (275936)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£10,000

Donations

5

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

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.

Solution

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