These beautiful quilts have been kindly gifted to us by Project Linus UK, which is a volunteer organisation. They provide new, homemade patchwork quilts and knitted blankets to babies, children and teenagers who may be going through a difficult time or suffering from illness. Their volunteer Area Co-ordinators and Assistants deliver around 3,500 blankets or quilts to sick, disabled and disadvantaged children every month, providing them with a sense of comfort and security.
Mrs Daynes contacted our local Co-ordinator, Mary Ann Caranza, who (despite having recently retired) very kindly offered to make us not one, but two quilts! What an amazing lady and an incredibly kind gesture! The quilts are going to be used in the Cosy Corner in the Hut, and will provide a lovely sense of warmth and comfort to those children who need support with emotional issues.
Derby and Derbyshire Emotional Health & Wellbeing Website
Available at this link. This signposting website contains local and national links and resources to help individuals and families with many different problems and issues. It has a useful search feature.
The UK's leading charity fighting for children's and young people's mental health. Young Minds offers services to parents and carers who are concerned about their child. You can visit their website, or call 0808 802 5544. This number is free to call and available Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 16:00. They are also able to offer advice through webchat and email.
National Autistic Society
Their website contains advice, guidance and a wide range of information about autism - from what autism is, to diagnosis, and socialising and relationships.