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SOFT UK Events Covid 19 Update



SOFT UK regret to announce that we have taken the decision to cancel our Family Day on 30th May. In view of the developing picture of the spread of Coronavirus and the paramount need to protect our members, particularly those members who may be more at risk, we have decided against holding face to face events.  This decision was not taken lightly, but in view of the updated guidance issued this evening, it feels increasingly like the right thing to do.

Our Family Days scheduled for Northern Ireland and Scotland later in the year remain in the diary at present and will be kept under review as information emerges.  Please keep an eye on our Social Media pages and Newsletters for more information on these events.

We understand that this may be a very worrying time for many families. Together for Short Lives have published an information resource on Covid-19 for the parents and carers of children with complex needs. It is certainly worth having a look on there if you have any questions.

Although our face-to-face events are cancelled, SOFT UK is largely a virtual organisation and as such our day-to-day operations are currently unaffected.  We anticipate that we will continue to be able to operate our Support Service so please do contact us on enquiries@soft.org.uk if you require information, advice or support.

Our Winter Newsletter has just been published and at a whopping 48 pages, will provide at least a few nights bedtime reading.

Our social media remains active and of course its Trisomy Awareness Month for another two weeks! At a time when many families may be feeling isolated, we would encourage all our families to use our social media channels to share their news, support others and reduce isolation.  If you are finding creative ways to keep busy indoors, please share with us!  If you find useful information or supplies that may be in shortage, let other members know.  With mutual support the next few months will be easier for us all.  Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for important updates and remember our private members Facebook group, SOFT FAMILIES for communicating with other members.

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