With our ever evolving ‘normal’ during these unprecedented times, navigating new ways to operate safely has been our top priority for both our families and staff. Providing continuity of services during lockdown levels has meant (like most organisations) making the shift to online services and working from home, social distancing and adhering to new regulations, however our team has managed to ‘keep calm and carry on’, even though these shifts can be challenging and we are all looking forward to gathering together again when permitted, as it has been frustrating having to put some plans on pause that specifically require waiting for the ‘right’ levels to forge ahead, but mostly we are grateful to be able to continue operating and for the opportunity to get creative with our delivery.
We are also excited to announce the introduction of our new 'Community Services Support'' initiative. We understand and appreciate that these ‘Covid Times’ have, and are stressful, and that many families are struggling with various facets of both direct and / or underlying stress. Our Community Support Services have seen some families receive some ready made meals at times when they were under a great deal of pressure, giving the gift of provision and a peaceful evening where preparing and cooking dinner was taken care of – one less thing to deal with and ‘have a night off’. However, this is not the only offer of assistance, maybe there is another way we could offer practical help? I know it can feel awkward and you may not want to feel like you are a ‘bother’ or a ‘failure’ – you are not – it would be our pleasure to assist where we can. We appreciate that it’s hard to put your hand up at times - we get it and we care! If you are feeling you need some help, please do not be shy to reach out to us during this time (applications are assessed in the highest confidence).
In addition, (along with an initial care package), we have connected with locals who have become our Runway partners consisting of Chaplains, Pastors, Budgeting Services, Business Mentors and a Counsellor, who can then provide you with initial additional support.
Equally as exciting, in Term 3 we’ve had new members join across all our groups (Parent Support, Kids Clubs, Youth), which has been great and shows us there is much need in our community and it is our joy and great honour to provide our services for our amazing ADHD children and youth, and their families.
Keep safe and keep well – Keep an eye on this space for our next update end of next term.