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Coronavirus (COVID19)

We would like to keep everyone up to date on the Coronavirus outbreak and how it effects staff and visitors to bibic. As things change we will update this page with more information and our top priority is to safeguard both our staff, volunteers and of course visitors;

bibic – Coronavirus (COVID19)

Thursday 23rd April 2020

As always at bibic, families, children and young people are at the heart of everything we do.

We have been delivering our services digitally to continue to support those families who need it most at this strange and challenging time.

Here is some of our feedback so far:

‘Thank you for keeping your services going at this time.’’

‘‘I know we are in an unusual time but very useful, helpful, eye opening, confirmation that our concerns are real’’

‘The new form of assessment I was really apprehensive about and I was pleasantly surprised how well it worked and because I have far to travel it was much easier to do it digitally. I used bibic so many times but I always learn something new and the strategies are always well matched to my child’s difficulties. bibic always answer all my questions.’’

‘The digital assessment meant that we could get an assessment done quickly and thoroughly. We felt it gave us as good a service as we would receive face to face with the added benefit of being at home where our child was more relaxed.’’

We have a range of digital services that families can access from home including screeners for Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and many other conditions, behavioural assessments , developmental screeners for under 5’s and many more.

bibic is here for you at this difficult time. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to learn more about our digital services and we can talk you through all of your options.

Stay Safe and Well,

Pip Buckley

Chief Operating Officer – bibic

 

bibic – Coronavirus (COVID19)

Friday 27th March 2020

bibic will not be seeing any of our families in person or carrying out assessments in our National Centre for the foreseeable future and until Government advice changes.

However, we have a range of digital services that families can access from home including screeners for Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and many other conditions, behavioural assessments, developmental screeners for under 5’s and many others.

In response to coronavirus, we have also launched a new service where families can have a one-to-one video conference consultation with a therapist to discuss bespoke strategies for behavioural management, sleep issues and plans for managing conditions while there is no other support available.  This is a time of disruption and change to everyone’s’ life and daily routines – but this can have a huge impact on children with additional needs and sensory conditions.

We know this is a uniquely challenging time for the families of children with additional needs as schools close, wider support becomes inaccessible and huge pressure is put on NHS services.

Self-isolation for anyone is challenging but for these parents and children, it can be lonely, frustrating and incredibly stressful for every member of the household.

We would therefore encourage any families who need help, to text our free support line  to discuss any issues and chat through the options that are still available even when self-isolating.

This is an unprecedented time for everyone but we must ensure that help and support is available when families need it the most.

Pip Buckley

Chief Operating Officer – bibic

 

bibic  – Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Wednesday 18th March 2020

bibic has been monitoring all news and updates regarding the escalating Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak within the UK and will continue to take all necessary steps to help protect the health of its clients, staff and volunteers.

We will continue to provide our assessments at the centre until we are told by the Government not to do so. We however do understand if families wish to postpone their assessment,  please get in touch if you wish to do this.

If you would prefer for us to come to you then also please call the office and request this, we can travel up to 1.5 hours from Langport to provide this service in the home if a Therapist is available to do so.

Please continue to follow all relevant NHS advice and ensure that you do not come to bibic if you, or your family are showing any of the related symptoms. At bibic our main focus in this current time is to keep people safe and well and not put anyone at risk.

Further updates will follow as necessary.Please do not hesitate to contact us at bibic if you have questions or queries on 01458 253344 and on info@bibic.org.uk.

Regards, and keep safe.

Pip Buckley

Chief Operating Officer – bibic

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