Home Activities and Further Support
We were pleased to announce that BOSP re-opened face-to-face services Monday 27th July 2020 following the initial lock-down. We understand that life has been very difficult for all of our BOSP families and their children/young people. Lock-down and then transitioning your child back into respite or school can be very tricky, so if you are feeling anxious, stressed or feeling that you cannot cope, please do pick up the phone and call The BOSP Office on 01268 553117 or the BOSP mobile on 07901 858457.
We will listen and try to help, and if necessary help you get support via the community hubs and Essex Welfare Service which have been set up during the COVID-19 crisis to provide a variety of support, from help walking dogs, collecting medication or shopping to referrals for young people with mental ill-health.
We also are delivering Counselling services for individuals, couples, siblings and if appropriate the young person with the additional need. Please see Our Sessions and Support Services page for more details.
Easy Read Guides - Corona Resources
If you have a disability or supporting someone who has during the pandemic, you can find easy read guides from Inclusive Communication Essex by clicking here
Essex Welfare Service
If BOSP's lines are busy and your need is urgent or you would like to seek support directly from the Essex Welfare Service, or refer someone, their details are as follows:
Essex Welfare Service Contact details (Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm)
Support Requests via Phone 0300 303 9988 or https://www.essexwelfareservice.org.uk/support-request
Information on Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/essexcoronavirusactionsupport/
'COMMUNITY TREE' INFORMATION - Supporting mental well-being and disabilities
When you have a child or young person with a disability or life-limiting condition, there are very often additional challenges that families face. In the past it has been difficult to find out what resources are available to you locally, until now.
The Community Tree initiative is a collaboration of local organisations who have come together to help improve access to mental health and well-being services, from counselling to advocacy, volunteering victim support, housing support or rent arrears.
To find out what help is available in your town, click on the website link below to access the Community Tree Directory.
SNAP - Special Needs and Parents, Brentwood (parent advisory support)
Our friends at SNAP have lots of fantastic resources and advice for parents who have children with any kind of additional need. Click on the link below for their latest magazine: