Monday 1 June 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
We're looking forward to joining the webinar ABIL will be hosting on Monday 8 June to focus on implications and ideas for supporting staff working with people living with brain injury during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The webinar will be hosted by Tony Hart, Chair of ABIL, alongside Jenny Brooks and Keith Jenkins who will be speaking and is sponsored by our friends at Irwin Mitchell.
Sign up to join the free webinar here - TODAY at 11am
Actor and playwright Rory Kinnear wrote the most heartbreakingly beautiful tribute to his sister Karina who died of COVID-19 which appeared in the Guardian newspaper earlier this month.
Rory then read the article for the Today programme on Radio 4.
It is an emotional piece to read or listen to, but will resonate with anyone who knows and loves someone like Karina.
Read in the Guardian
Listen on Radio 4 (Starts at 2 hours and 46 minutes)
Rebecca Atkinson, who started the Toy Like Me campaign in 2015 to promote the positive representation of disability through toys, is the creator of a new pre-school animation series.
The animation will the first one to have disabled characters as the feature characters, not as the sidekicks, as is usually the case!
Read more on their Facebook Page
Strings & Things, is a suite of six sensory stories for young children and people with severe (SLD) or profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).
Each story takes you on an adventure led by a magical ball of string, unpacking the lived experience of lockdown and social distancing.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had a fundamental impact on everyone and the way we live. During this difficult time, it is important to know what help is available to you, particularly to help with finances. The outbreak has had an impact on benefits and a summary of the main points is below.
Please note the situation is fast-changing so there may be further changes over the coming weeks...
Read the full article here
The lockdown has been difficult for everyone but very little seems to have been written about the difficulties of families who have disabled children.
We were pleased to see this comprehensive feature on the BBC that highlights just how difficult both emotionally and practically, it can be at this time.
Read the article here
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