We are so impressed by our wonderful Pears Partners who have developed resources to support their beneficiaries and the wider community during such an uncertain time.
From Girlguiding’s #AdventuresAtHome with loads of activities and ideas from the Girlguiding programme to Scouts #TheGreatIndoors bringing the outside in and keep kids learning and having fun, there is lots out there to keep kids entertained.
First Give have a new scheme for thinking about social issues to enable young people to take part in some remote social action, find out how to get involved here, and Woodland Trust have 10 nature activities to complete while self-isolating.
The Linking Network have developed a full Home Learning pack to think about community, identity, diversity, equality, well being and connection while Eden Project have developed a Community Action Response to encourage everyone to support their community.
Youth Work Support is designed to bring together relevant advice, guidance, support and tools for youth workers during the COVID 19 pandemic and as always, the Mix have lots of resources to support Under 25’s (or over) with everything from tenancy rights to Coronavirus induced anxiety advice.
Place2be has advice for how parents can speak to children about Coronavirus, Mentally Healthy Schools have developed this resource for mental health and wellbeing advice and Young Minds have a page full advice for dealing with anxiety here.
National Autistic Society have guidance on supporting and communicating with people with Autism here, Carers UK have guidance on what Carers should do (and not do) during the Coronavirus pandemic and ideas for a wellbeing action plan plus, Contact for families with disabled children have a page full of advice for families with disabled children.
The National Holocaust Centre have created Special Times, Special Stories for primary school children to inspire them with stories from holocaust survivors and enable the children to share their own stories too and The Centre for Holocaust Education also has a full array of resources and classroom materials available here and how to question remotely here.
And for charities in need of support themselves, Cranfield Trust are offering free business advice, IVAR have a lot of advice for funders including: what funders can learn from previous emergency responses, The Association of Chairs has excellent guidance for Chairs here and NCVO have opened up the Knowhow section of their website full of advice as well as dedicated advice for charity and volunteers during the pandemic available here.
Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent have released a MA in a Day which includes resources, lectures and ideas on philanthropy, normally only available to students on their registered MA programme and PaJes have a page on their website dedicated to wellbeing including advice from Dr Mark Berelowitz, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Royal Free Hospital and support for Educators during school closures.
Imperial War Museums are also creating lots of content on Twitter and Youtube available here as well as the Adventures in History series and Voices of War bringing together first-hand, and very different, accounts of VE Day from IWM’s extensive sound archive.