The team at SBH Scotland have risen to all the challenges the current virus pandemic has thrown at it and are doing all they can to keep connected with SBH Scotland members at a time when feeling socially isolated is at its height.
At Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) our members and staff are our utmost priority and in a time of constant change that sentiment remains stronger than ever.
Although the Coronavirus has brought with it many restrictions and uncertainty, SBH Scotland members are not alone in coping with the challenges it may bring them.
SBH Scotland have worked to continue a vital support service albeit in slightly different formats than normal.
Until further notice the Dan Young Building, our Head Office in Cumbernauld, is closed to members and following government guidelines we have made the decision to stop home visits temporarily. We have also postponed our support and social groups in their traditional formats. However, our Family Support Team remain dedicated to supporting members and are there therefore offering a:
Helpline: 03455 211 300. Call us Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm and we will be there to talk with you or just be a listening ear for your concerns.
Check-In Service: Regular contact through a weekly phone service to check in and make sure members are doing ok.
Coronavirus Hub and Information: We have a dedicated page for information relating to the Coronavirus. If members have any concerns of how they could be affected they can also click on our link and have a video chat with one of our clinical team.
Online Groups and workshops: Our team are looking at a range of technology so we can continue social interactions between members online as well as launch online workshops.
YouTube: Our YouTube channel is home to many useful resources during times such as these including Have A Go films to encourage children's play and development and our support worker Kerry has also been filming 'dancercise' videos for thos with limited mobility. Visit our channel now to subscribe.
Facebook private groups: We continue to have dedicated private spina bifida and hydrocephalus groups for SBH Scotland members on Facebook.
No one knows the long term effect that the Coronavirus will have in Scotland but whatever happens the SBH Scotland team are doing all they can to stay connected to their comunity. Contact us if you need support.
We're delighted to launch our 2019 Christmas Appeal where we're asking everyone to get involved. Any donation large or small will help to ensure every baby, child, adult parent, family member and carer can receive our lifetime commitment of support in 2020 and beyond. If you are unable to donate, please share our appeal far and wide by following our posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or YouTube.
To add to the magic of Christmas we'd like to thank the lovely Ian Waite and James Smith for kindly getting involved with our appeal film.
Enjoy and a very merry festive season to all!