Cerebral Palsy Cymru's response to COVID-19

During these challenging times, our priority remains the health and well-being of the children and young people we support, their families, our volunteers and our team.

Cerebral Palsy Cymru follows guidance from Welsh Government to manage our response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We have introduced measures to reduce the risk of infection and protect everyone whilst supporting children and families.

Safety measures

These include: 

  • We are risk assessing children and families to decide on the best way to provide support, using a virtual first approach. 
  • Since 4th June we have started to hold face-to-face therapy sessions at our therapy centre, but only when it is deemed that the child is at greater risk if we don’t deliver direct therapy. Each family is risk assessed by our Therapy Manager.  
  • All staff who are able to work remotely are working from home.
  • In keeping with all Government guidance, all staff who are required to work in our therapy centre and shops will be wearing PPE and have additional Health & Safety measures in place.  
  • We have cancelled all of our face-to-face events until further notice. 
  • We have now opened our Llanishen and Crwys Rd charity shops on reduced hours, and look forward to opening our Barry and Talbot Green shops in the next few weeks. All shops have additional Health & Safety measures in place, including the quaranting of donations in line with Government guidance. 

As you can imagine, as a charity which usually receives approx, 80% of its income from charitable donations including sales at our shops, the pandemic has had a devastating effect on the charity’s financial position.  If you are able to help, every single pound will make a difference to our vital services for children and families living with cerebral palsy. Please Donate now.

We would like to thank everybody for their support and understanding as we manage this unprecedented challenging situation. This response will be updated frequently as the situation evolves. 

How we can help

During this time when many services are reduced 

  • We are still taking referrals directly from families living in Wales who have concerns about their baby’s development
  • We are currently taking referrals from any family living in Wales concerned about their child who has cerebral palsy 

If you have any queries or concerns relating to your child, whether they have a confirmed diagnosis of cerebral palsy or not please contact us. We are offering telephone consultations to assess how best to help. This may be followed by a telephone or video consultation with the appropriate therapist. A short report and home programme of ideas based on the consultation will be sent to you, as well as to the team around your child. 

Our Family Support Coordinator, Glenys Evans, is also available if you need any practical advice or emotional support or just a chat to let us know how you are doing. 

Please get in touch by emailing us on info@cerebralpalsycymru.org or telephoning us on 02920 5226 

 

 

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