Due to the current pandemic we are changing and reducing the cost of our services as well as introducing more free community support, this means we need donations to sustain our service .
The new services include a free 'Letter of Support' service for children. Parents can request a letter to be posted to their child through filling in a form on our website, one of our team will then write and post out a letter. We are aware that there might be a delay in the post and things will change but we will deliver as many as possible, whenever possible. We need donations for stamps.
We have set up 3 new Facebook groups so that we can share regular videos and activities that will support children's emotional literacy development, self-esteem, mental health and overall well-being. We will be constantly creating activities - this time stops us from delivering other paid services so donations help us to sustain these groups properly in order to support the young people who need it.
For children in Derby we will be creating mini 'Calm Kits' which we can leave on people's door steps. These will include modelling clay to make a grounding stone, a tactile ribbon with essential oils on an activity idea card and an important message from our team. These will obviously cost money to make and deliver.
We will be offering a free listening service via telephone in replace of our free face to face support sessions - depending on funds we would like to offer these weekly instead of monthly and parents can book a time slot via our online booking system.
We are reducing the cost of our 1:1 support to £25 from £40 this leaves nothing to the running of the service but enables us to keep our staff employed - any donations help with this. We are also reducing the cost of our 1:1 emotional literacy sessions to £15 from £25.
Any donations help us to pay our office rent and our comprehensive insurance. It also helps to cover the resources needed to deliver this service.
We thank you for any support you can offer during this time.
Stay home, stay safe.
Jennifer, Nikki and the Bridge the Gap Team.
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