Amaze Community Help Postcard to help vulnerable SEND families during COVID-19

Jaq Bayles March 22, 2020

The Amaze charity for families with disabled children and young people in Sussex has launched an AMAZ-ing Community Help Postcard. It offers an easy way for people to offer extra support to friends and neighbours who have children with additional needs.

The postcard can be downloaded from the Amaze website  and anyone who lives near someone who they think could do with some added support can print it out, fill it in and pop it through their door.

Fiona England, chair of Brighton’s Parent and Carers’ Council, said: “As a fellow parent carer already feeling a little isolated at home, I feel so heartened by the positive impact this campaign can have on our SEND community. A huge thanks to Amaze for kick starting this essential scheme.”

Amaze CEO Rachel Travers said: “This is a very worrying time for everyone, especially parents of children who may be especially vulnerable because of pre-existing medical conditions, but also for some children and young people who are experiencing higher than usual levels of anxiety or other mental health issues.

“Families are telling us they are really worried about the months to come and how long periods in self-isolation will be especially tricky for many families of children with additional needs. So it’s really important that the local community looks out for, and tries to offer practical support to them, where possible.”

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