** Update 5th Jan 2021**
In response to the latest lockdown and stay at home directive from the government we are once again moving sessions online until further notice. Any child, young person of family are welcome to join both our community and sessions at anytime, please do get in touch. Until the local and national infection rates drop we will only be providing emergency Enable Outreach, if you feel you need the team to visit again please get in touch to discuss**.
We will meet again.
You are not alone
In March 2020 all of our lives changed forever,
when the government ordered a national lockdown and COVID 19 became part of everyday life.
We knew immediately that this put at increased risk the already highly vulnerable children, young people and carers that we work every day. We therefore knew that to simply furlough the staff and shut down activity was not an option.
We did not know quite how catastrophically our families were to be failed or how vital our service would become.
Our response was immediate, we are proud to say that we worked with our families every day throughout the first lockdown and were one of the first to return to face to face work.
It will never feel like it was enough but we did what we could.
The foundation for the documents and information you find here was that emergency plan but never again do we want to be working in such a reactive way.
We are doing our best to keep ahead of the ever changing situation and therefore this page up to date but please do subscribe to the website and follow us on social media for all of the latest updates.
We are doing all we can to ensure that Empathy for special is ready, equipped and able to respond immediately to the needs of those growing up with a hidden difference and those who care for them.
We are committed to ensuring that
The physical and mental health of all participants and our team is protected at all times.
We are working within Government guidelines.
We are COVID secure in our face to face work and that our online work is safe and secure for all users.
We are proactive in responding to the emerging needs of our users.
Our users can reach out to us and receive the appropriate and timely support they need
No child, young person or carer is at risk, forgotten or abandoned as a result of this pandemic.
Please click on the links for more detailed information but if you need us, please get in touch today.
We are here to
with the support you need
Our ENJOY sessions are currently all online. Please see the calendar and programme.
The ENABLE team also are available for
Support PA work for those with social care needs or similar payments
Come ZOOM with me sessions
Short term 1:1 visits funded by ourselves for those who require a little extra respite
Online sessions for children and young people self isolating
Our team of volunteers are currently providing
Fortnightly Friday evening social carer ZOOMs.
Online chat, zoom and email support and advice
Support for those self isolating
**Telephone support line 6 pm – 10 pm Mon – Sat evenings** from Dec 1st 2020.