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

Here at Amaze we are looking at creative ways to help local families of children and young people with additional needs during the coronavirus outbreak. Yesterday we launched our Frequently Asked Questions resources, and today we are launching our “AMAZ-ing Community help postcard”. 

 This is based on the one that has taken off online elsewhere, but ours specifically tries to help families who might be struggling with having their disabled, or ill, children at home. The postcard is an easy way for people to offer extra support to friends and neighbours who have children with additional needs. 

If you know someone that lives near you who you think could do with some extra help with their disabled child(ren) then please print this out, fill it in and pop it through their door.

Please help share this scheme widely around the communities in Sussex and let’s pull together to help our some of our most vulnerable families at this difficult time.

Click on the image to download a printable PDF: 

Please help share this scheme widely around the communities in Sussex and let’s pull together to help our some of our most vulnerable families at this difficult time.

Fiona England, Chair of Brighton’s Parent and Carers’ Council stated  

“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, went on to say 

“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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