Coronavirus Update

The latest updates about how Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting SSBC services, including groups.

SSBC is working closely with our service providers to limit the impact of  Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the families who access our services.

We're also working to ensure that families are updated on any changes to service delivery including groups, community events and home visiting.

We will frequently update this page with updates about our services. 

 We're in regular contact with our service partners, including Family Mentor teams, the National Literacy Trust, Coram Childcare and Families Trust, and Ideas Fund projects. Each provider is following advice from their organisation. 

 We are following the guidance of Nottingham CityCare Partnership (our accountable body) and Public Health England.

✅ We are in regular contact with the National Lottery Community Fund (our funders) and the four other ‘A Better Start’ sites. We are sharing ideas, good practice, and assessing needs for families during and after COVID-19.

✅ The SSBC Partnership Board would like to thank everyone who is working with us at this time. They have issued a statement for our partners and service providers.

Advice for families

 If you or your child have any symptoms (a dry, persistent cough and/or a temperature over 37.8°), we ask that you follow UK Government advice by staying at home.

✅ You can check your symptoms on the NHS website.

✅ The Lullaby Trust has issued guidance on caring for your baby at this time.

Changes to Groups and Activities

  • All timetabled groups and activities in all of our wards (Aspley, Bulwell,  Hyson Green & Arboretum and St Ann's) are cancelled until further notice.
  • Family Mentors are no longer doing home visits. Instead, they are keeping in touch with families over the phone. If you are expecting a visit from your Family Mentor, they will contact you directly. Alternatively, you can call them via the numbers below:
    Aspley - 07881374680
    Bulwell - 0115 975 3898
    Hyson Green & Arboretum and St Ann's - 0115 970 9587
  • All Stay Play & Have Your Say sessions and Community Partnership meetings are cancelled until further notice.
  •  The Story Builders Project will no longer be running  the trip to Nottingham Playhouse on 23rd March and the celebration event at Strelley Library on 31st March is also cancelled.
  •  Dolly Parton Imagination Library will continue to deliver books to eligible children in our wards. They have also launched Goodnight with Dolly’, a bedtime story session hosted by Dolly Parton.
  •  The National Literacy Trust  have launched their Family Zone, full of online literacy resources to support parents at home.

Please stay safe and do what you can to limit the risk to yourselves, family and community 💕

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