We are now following the NHS guidance on how we should be responding to coronavirus.
You can see that advice here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
Parents in Partnership has a private facebook group which you can ask to join, where local updates, ideas and information are shared. Its name is PiP Croydon.
Click here for the Croydon Local Offer https://localoffer.croydon.gov.uk/kb5/croydon/directory/home.page
This provides information from Croydon Council for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents and carers.
Here are some other useful contacts:
• Call 999 in an emergency.
• Croydon Council duty service staffed by social workers:
• For children and young people aged 0-18 the Children with Disabilities duty line is 020 8726 6100 ext. 61974 (from 9.00 to 17.00)
• For adults aged 18-25 the Transitions duty line is 020 8604 7577 (from 9.00 to 17.00)
• Croydon Council 24-Hour Emergency Line (020 8726 6000). If you need to contact social services, ask to speak to the emergency duty team.
• NHS Non-Emergency Care (111).
• Samaritans (116 123).
• South London and Maudsley Mental Health (SLaM) 24 Hour Support Line (0800 731 2864).
Croydon Council lists more emergency contacts:
At PiP we work with parent carers of children and young people with additional needs and disabilities aged 0-25 living in Croydon.
Our aim is to improve lives of parents by providing specialist support, expert training and up to date local knowledge and information.
We care about the individual, about inclusion and about recognising that success for different people comes in different ways.
At PiP we offer the following:
- Opportunities to empower parents to speak up and act for themselves, helping them to realise their potential and achieve the outcomes that matter to them and to their family
- Providing training and information that makes people feel more in control of what they are doing and better able to respond to challenges they face.
- Providing access to support from experienced Family Link Workers to ensure that parents feel heard and more able to act in a range of situations.
- A well-established network to connect communities, signpost individuals and reduce feelings of isolation.