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Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope that you and your family are safe and well. This is not an easy time for any of us and we know that you will be adjusting to a different way of living.

Much like yourselves, we’re closely following the impact that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on our local communities.

We understand that many of you will be experiencing new and unexpected challenges during this difficult time particularly trying to meet the needs of your children and young people 24/7. We’re still committed to providing you with as much support as possible in this period of uncertainty but this is severely limited.

We take the health and wellbeing of our team seriously and, as such, we are now working from home so that we can continue to support you as best we can remotely.

We plan to produce a weekly bulletin where possible and will continue to post useful information on our website and social media accounts.

Additionally, we will be covering the landline and mobile telephone as well as emails. If you need any support please get in touch and we will try and signpost accordingly if we are unable to assist.

We are putting a list of resources together for this difficult time which will include activities that can be done at home, etc


Rainbow Team




Witherslack are creating free online webinar for SEND. Topics include learning more about children with mental health with self-isolation, ADHD, Autism and EHCp (Education, Health and Care Plans) here to register

Steve Broach, Public Law Barrister on the Coronvirus Bill’s implications for disabled children. Read the article at Special Needs Jungle

Personalised Care: A shift in relationship between health and care professionals and people (Infographic)



We host a Social Group every week from 1:00 to 2:00pm on Tuesdays for under 25 year olds with additional needs. Our diary for August 2020 Find out more and to book by emailing us.

World Stories is a growing collection of stories from around the world in a variety of languages. Access the collection here.

Online PE sessions for children every morning at 9am. PE With Joe visit his channel

Mindfulness and Meditation course for children. Would you like your child/children to be confident, resilient and know just how brilliant they are? Visit Tara Russo’s website


Mencap have created an easy read guide for guide to coronavirus. Click here to read.

Place2Be created a helpful information helping parents answer questions from children and to support family wellbeing here.

Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under. Available in different languages and is designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic. For more information click here.

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