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Coronavirus (COVID19)

We would like to keep everyone up to date on the Corona Virus 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)

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 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.

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.

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

 

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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