This week we had a wonderful celebration at The Oaks for AP who’s turned 16!!As you can see by the photos turning sixteen didn’t pass us by unnoticed! We decorated the home, had an amazing cake…(Although we’re not sure there is any left!) all with lots of laughter and smiles. We hope you had a lovely birthday AP and we’ll look forward to the next milestone which is 18!
Now who can resist this picture of Milah, possibly the cutest dog you will have seen in a while. She came to visit our young people at Willow Lodge and made a great impact. Everyone loved her and really enjoyed playing with her. Trouble was we didn’t get much work done….but who would with Milah around to give hugs to! Lot’s of catching up to do today!We’d love to see photos of your beloved pets, simply post them in the comments.
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a very common disorder which affects both children and adults.It has for many years been recognised as a childhood issue that affects focus, self-control and many other important skills.The cause is an imbalance in the brains anatomy and its wiring. The purpose of the month is to help educate people about the condition and its impact. There are various resources available online.These include fact sheets and posters, graphics and logos, together with videos and recordings.Why not take a look..https://adhdawarenessmonth.org
With children back at school and Summer coming to an end, the Autumn weather is bound to produce sniffles and coughs at school. It is going to be difficult for both teacher and parents to evaluate when the symptoms presented might amount to the need to seek a COVID test. To try and help we thought we would publish here the latest guidelines from the Department of Education.
The current pandemic and lockdown has placed enormous stress on a lot of people. Very few of us will have lived through the last few months without our mental health being affected. This is true for both adults and children.
We have found this chart by Banana Tree Log a good simple guide to help is all stay as happy and mentally healthy as possible.
We hope it gives you some good tips.
Here at United Children’s Services part of what we do is to support and nurture a young person’s self belief. Part of encouraging is explaining to a young person that they may have myriad qualities that can’t be measured by a simple exam or test result. Take a look at the list we have compiled below….we believe that many of the qualities listed will be crucially important over the next few months and years, and if possessed will not only enhance academic development but also development as a rounded individual that can make a positive contribution to society.
Following last weeks heartfelt and touching applause that rang out across the country United Children’s Services are again proud to join in the nationwide campaign to get people to clap for everyone who is working so hard to keep us healthy; doctors, nurses; GPs; Pharmacists, Care Home staff, home carers and EVERYONE related at the front line.
Let us all show how grateful we still are for their hard work and dedication at 8pm tonight!