This week, we’d like to help a little girl called Scarlett.
Scarlett has a visual impairment and special educational needs. She usually attends a local special school, but since the Covid pandemic hit, she has been schooled at home.
Her mum is a frontline worker in a nursing home, working up to 60 hours a week, so her dad has been caring for Scarlett and her two older siblings on his own for 3 months. During this time, Scarlett’s mum contracted Covid and had to leave the family home entirely to isolate. It has been a very tough few months for them all.
The Sensory Team who support Scarlett and her family in the home and at school have been offering Virtual Play Sessions. The sessions provide support and ideas for activities, and also a chance for parents to chat and connect with other parents in similar situations. But Scarlett’s family don’t have a computer, so they haven’t been able to join in.
Scarlett absolutely loves playing outside, but at home they only have a very tiny concrete space and none of the sensory equipment that would really benefit her.
Scarlett was nominated by a specialist support worker from The Sensory Team, who said she would really benefit from some kindness at the moment.
We’d love to help provide what she needs and make life easier for the whole family.