We will be updating this page regularly with the most recent guidance and communication regarding COVID-19. All communications are sent directly to Parents using ParentMail, but will be uploaded here as well. Please bear with us, things are changing quickly and we are doing our best to get accurate & useful information home to parents as soon as possible.
Information from our Home/School Team
For all of our children - school is a routine - this routine has been disrupted in the most unexpected way. We cannot give reassurances or offer definite answers to questions. However, there is now a wealth of suggestions and guidance as to how we can respond to our children and to help if anxiety is present.
Please take a look first of all at the Tips for Families document from the National Autistic Society listed below. Be aware - there is a lot of material to look at and it may be a challenge to find the time as you are all busy with the children at home! Also, please bear in mind the level of understanding of your child - for example, a few of the stories are full of information that could provide reassurance for some and cause anxiety in others. You will know your child best.
Information from Spotlight Centre Basingstoke
Spotlight have teamed up with Covid 19 Basingstoke which is run by members of Hampshire Council. We will be providing food parcels for vulnerable adults and families in need and members of the Covid 19 will be coordinating volunteers to be able to distribute the parcels to homes across the area.
We are therefore writing to say if you know any families or vulnerable adults you feel need our support please can you email food requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 07804 880072.
We will be open 10-4pm Monday to Saturday running from Hart House, Priestley Road RG24 9UP. We will reduce the hours our shop is open to Wednesdays 10-1pm and Saturday 10-4pm for collections for the foreseeable future to enable us to concentrate on food distribution.
UPDATE- We have now moved our foodbank to Sycamore Halls, Sycamore Way, Winklebury RG23 8AB and will be open 9-4pm Monday to Saturday .