As you will have seen, the situation over the spread of the corona virus in the UK is rapidly changing, almost on a daily basis and we are adapting our services to meet the situation. Our priority at this time is to help safeguard the health, wellbeing and safety of the families we support, our supporters, friends, networks and our amazing staff team, whilst also ensuring that we can continue to provide the best possible service for families affected by childhood brain injury. This is something that we intend on continuing during these turbulent times.

To date, we have followed the advice and guidance provided by Public Health England (PHE) and the Chief Medical Officer, which has enabled us to maintain our service in its current form.  To continue to support families in the best way possible, we have taken the decision to temporarily adapt how we help families.

For an interim period we will be supporting families through our virtual support package that offers a wide variety of options and pathways to support and utilises the breadth of interactive services on offer from the Child Brain Injury Trust.

By providing an interim virtual service, we can ensure that the health, safety and well-being of all our staff remains of paramount importance, while also ensuring minimal impact to the vital service families rely on.

Over the past 30 years we have faced many challenges to the way in which we are able to support families across the UK.  As a charity, by adapting and developing our service we are able to continue making a difference to those families who need us most, when they need us.

I do hope you appreciate and understand why we have taken these measures and the consistency it will provide to the families who rely on our service.

We will continue to monitor the ongoing situation, and the government and Public Health England’s guidance. If you have any specific concerns, please contact us

I am sure you will appreciate that there may be further adjustments needed as we all settle into what may be the new ‘normal’ for over the coming months – but within that, our charity will be operating on a ‘service as usual’ basis, providing support and raising money in an adapted way. As the situation progresses, we will provide further guidance and updates as appropriate.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and commitment to our work.

Lisa Turan