Coronavirus Lock Down Concerns
The current "lock down" of keeping people in their own homes as much as possible is a necessary restriction to provide the best protection to people who are vulnerable to the Coronavirus and to the health staff and other key workers who are coping with the crisis.
However, it does present challenges for people with different vulnerabilities. Some families will have significant challenges in terms of finance. Young carers and parent carers may experience particular challenges as a greater share of the caring roles falls to them. Children with additional support needs may struggle to adapt to the changes, particularly those with neurodiversity or those with mental health issues. In some families, being at home is not always a safe place to be.
HCYPF will continue to maintain online contact with the young people we support. We know that other people who work with children and young people are doing the same. It is difficult to think how to support people without being able to meet them face to face. However, this is a time when social media comes into its own. Maintaining contact with anyone vulnerable we know - whatever the vulnerability - will be a useful thing that we can each do.
Take care, stay well.