Let’s get making

It’s now been five weeks since the government issued strict guidance to stay at home in an attempt to fight the Coronavirus. The last month has been incredibly difficult for everyone but especially those already suffering with poor mental health, physical illness and financial hardship.

More and more of our families are struggling. Anxiety levels are high. We asked our families what they needed and besides the necessities like food, medical and baby supplies, they told us they needed things to help entertain the children as they were running out of ideas and resources.

Arts and crafts have always been a favourite hub activity for our families and they are a great way to bring families together. They also play an important role in supporting child development, enhancing fine motor skills and developing creativity.

Jenny, Carey and Sarah worked tirelessly yesterday (whilst observing social distancing guidelines) to create and assemble craft activity packs for all of our families. The packs consist of coloured card and paper, felt-tips, tape, glue, stickers, pom-poms, tissue paper, pipe cleaners, craft making ideas, recipes, games and story books. They will be delivered to families at the end of the week and we are hoping that they will bring a little light relief.