General Resources

covid19 advice for parents when child unwell or injured

COVID-19: Resources for Parents and Carers from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health: General advice about COVID-19, nation specific guidance and helpful information for parents about different conditions and coping at this challenging time.

Finding services in your community

Protecting mental health & wellbeing 

Government advice for parents and carers supporting children and young people during the COVID 19 outbreak:

Speaking to children about COVID

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Information and support for parents and carers during COVID-19

Supporting Children with Learning Disability/ASD Coping with COVID-19 Isolation. 

Managing behaviour

Information for families with a disabled child

Resources for families with a child with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Support for families with a child with ADHD

  • ADHDConnections – A charity providing peer to peer support for families of children with features of ADHD, but formal diagnosis is NOT required. Currently the charity can offer support via:
    • Telephone 07432 499164
    • Email [email protected]
    • Virtual coffee mornings are being considered via Zoom
    • A closed facebook group @adhdconnections

Support for deaf children

Keeping children safe online

Domestic Violence/Abuse

Safeguarding

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BRIDGEND BASED RESOURCES

  • Disability Children’s service: Tel. 01656 815442
  • Early Help: Phone: 01565 815523 / 01656 642740 / 01656 815431
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Safeguarding concerns: Tel. 01656 642320
  • BCBC Council with information on free school meals, foodbanks and emergency support.
  • BAVO is the umbrella body for the voluntary, community, faith and not-for-profit sector. We provide support, advice and guidance to groups across Bridgend County.
    • Telephone 01656 810400
    • website www.bavo.org.uk
    • Email [email protected]
    • https://www.bavo.org.uk/covid-19 – info on community support services during COVID.
    • For children and family advice/ help contact 07719546865.
    • For older people/ those isolating contact 01656 810400
    • For out of hours (5-8pm and weekends 9am – 8pm) contact 07851 248576
  • Foodbanks
  • Free school meals still available by collection /delivery (including during Easter holiday) from schools
  • Self-isolating and requiring food delivery Your local PCSO officer will collect and delivery food for those in isolation. Go to https://www.south-wales.police.uk/en/neighbourhood/bridgend adding your residential area at the end of the website address.
  • Special Families (Maesteg area only) can help with shopping, collecting prescriptions. They offer phone checking-in service also. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 9-12. Tel 01656 856950.
  • Carers Centre Bridgend is a Network Partner of Carers Trust, and specialises in the provision of information and support to carers. They are operating the following support only currently:-
    • Telephone support/Welfare calls for all carers, parent carers, young carers, young adult carers, veteran carers. 
    • Benefits advice, Counselling, Legal advice, Information, advice and signposting over the phone.
  • http://www.bridgendcarers.co.uk/ Tel. 01656 658479
  • Atebion (Barnardos): Tel. 01656 817570 / 07712 403922 – Service for children with a known disability or undergoing assessment. Online parent support courses (Nurture, Cygnet and Talking Teens), Peer support, 1:1 support for children, young people and parents/carers over video calls, Wellbeing programme and Sibling support.

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RCT AND MERTHYR

RCT

  • For information, advice and assistance contact 01443 425006 – for families and professionals
  • If you simply want to access support for a family of a child with disability contact the Disabled Child Team on 01443 425006 and ask to be put through to the Duty Social Worker for DCT.

Merthyr

  • The Children with Disability Team 01685 722146

Resources recommended by CYP Service Manager Community Wellbeing and Resilience Service RCT (for children with or without ALN)

  •  www.wicid.tv: is the youth information and media website for young people by young people. The website was launched in 2011 and has been working ever since to give young people aged 11 to 25 years old access to creative opportunities and providing a pathway into their chosen career. The website is maintained by Youth Engagement and Participation Service (YEPS) in association with RCT. In relation to Covid-19 the website includes:
    • blogs and articles of what others are going through and how they are coping;
    • it signposts to external sites like Mind
    • It has strategies for coping for young people and their parents/carers  
    • It will have a statement on the front page about contacting us if they want 1:1 support in the form of telephone chats, FaceTime conversations etc.  should be up later today. 
  • YEPSRCT Facebook page has a huge amount that is being refreshed almost hourly, so you could get people to “Like” the page and start following us.  We are posting videos, fun challenges, daily timetables of live streaming activities that are going on.

Challenging Behaviour Support CIC, Pontypridd

Challenging Behaviour Support CIC (CBS) is a parent led group, set up in 2014 for parents/carers that are struggling with their child’s behaviour. CBS support parents of children with additional needs of any kind e.g. ADHD, ASD, ODD, SPD, Dyslexia etc with or without a diagnosis. Currently running a telephone, email and Skype service.

  • Phone –   07562 223697 / 01443492624
  • Email – [email protected]
  • Skype – by appointment only on above details 

Information re: Resilience Centres in RCT e.g. info on food banks etc