We have been awarded the Charity Excellence Quality Mark, demonstrating our commitment to delivering high quality services through being an effectively managed and well governed charity.
Sing A Long – In the Jungle
A way to explain to your little ones – Be Brave
Competition Time – hang on to your entries for when we reopen!
Or why not have a go at making your own video and share with friends and family like this one.
We know it can be difficult keeping your children occupied if they are stuck at home. Have a look at some of the links for some ideas on fun activities you can do with your children.
Why not get creative – use handprints to create the alphabet or cutlery to paint flowers.
Want to get the kids active? Joe Wicks is running PE sessions every day from at 9am on his YouTube channel. See more information here.
There are loads of online resources – here is a list of all the websites which are offering free subscriptions to online learning.
If you’re struggling to explain what is happening to your children about the virus. This might help explain. This is a worrying time for children too – there are some suggestions on how to talk to children about the virus here.
This is going to be a testing time for all in relation to finances.
The Citizens Advice have some useful information on what you can do.
Rent / Mortgage payments
The government has also committed to helping individuals including offering a 3 month repayment holiday for people paying mortgages and rent and letting people claim Universal Credit and access advance payments without needing to attend a Job Centre Plus. See here for more information.
The government has said that any vehicle whose MOT is due on or after 30th March 2020 will automatically get a 6 month extension.
The government has announced an emergency package with energy suppliers. Options could include nominating a third party for credit top ups, having a discretionary fund added to your credit, or being sent a prepaid loaded top up card so that your supply is not interrupted. Fore more information click here.
This is a worrying time for all of us, it’s important to look after yourself – both physically and emotionally. Even if you’re not able to go outside or meet up with friends, stay in touch with friends and family by telephone or social media.
Try our short relaxation exercise.
Have a look at Stepping Stones’ top tips and what we’re doing to look after ourselves.
The Mental Health Foundation has got some advice here.
There is also some helpful information from the Luton Children and Educational Psychology Service here.
Stepping Stones is a charity that relies on the help and support of fundraisers
We would like to Thank
Staff from the Luton branch nominated us as their charity and donated
Luton North Inner Wheel donated 20 Christmas gift boxes
staff donated £250 by ‘virtually’ walking to Everest and back
customers donated £36.02 in our collection tin
Marie from Barton
Along with friends and family donated 100 gift bags
Thank you to Paula for allowing us to share her story of how Stepping Stones Luton helped her.