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Good News Stories and Feedback

It has been so lovely to receive so many good news stories and feedback on the great work that has been taking place across the county. Below are just a few examples of the positive work taking place:-

Let's Get Cooking - Cook in a Bag Activity Idea

Along with regular food parcels the teams are delivering a popular activity which they have named "Cook in a Bag" whereby ingredients and an easy to follow recipe are delivered weekly. The children are loving it! Recipes so far have included tuna and salmon fishcakes and Nemo rice. Here's a few of the photos of the children enjoying and being creative with healthy food:-

Welwyn Hatfield Intensive Family Support Team have been delighted from the support they have received from Morrisons who have made regular donations on food parcels.

Activity Packs and Lending Library

The Intensive Family Support Teams have been busy preparing weekly activity packs and running a toy lending library with kind donations and lots of cleaning and sanitising taking place!

One of our Intensive Family Support Managers, has taken time out of her personal time to write and illustrate a very helpful little story for parents and carers to share with their children. This can be downloaded here.

It is designed to help parents explore together the variety of emotions which they may all be feeling during the current situation. It is important to recognize that many of these are completely natural and understandable feelings. That being said, sometimes feelings can become overwhelming and both adults and children may express these strong emotions in ways that can be harmful to themselves or others. The hope of this book is that it will provide an opportunity to encourage children to discuss their feelings with parents help and support, to find healthier, safer and more helpful ways of experiencing and expressing these emotions

For more good news stories and examples of good practice please visit our previous edition

You may find this infographic interesting which shows some of the benefits of virtual meetings ….

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