Summer 2020 Newsletter
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Coronavirus - Service updates
Service update - 02/07/2020
More great news!!!
Due to Covid-19, this year has been very challenging for everyone with schools shutting, home schooling, jobs being lost/furloughed, respite services being suspend. Families have been under huge stress and young people are feeling lonely & missing their friends. With these exceptional circumstances in mind we are delighted to announce that with help from Better Breaks, PKC inclusion team, Social work, Children in Need and last years fund raising we can provide this years summer holiday sessions free of charge. If you have not already booked please contact us.
Service update - 8/6/2020
We are delighted to announce that Holiday club sessions can run in July 2020. We have been in talks with the council and Care Inspectorate and have the go head to run sessions to those families of Keyworkers, vulnerable children and families in crisis. The clubs will look very different this year due to government guidelines around social distancing and starting up child care provisions. However we are delighted to be welcoming young people back into sessions, we have missed them. The holiday clubs will be held at Fairview and Glenearn Community campus, morning and afternoon sessions.
Service update - 27/4/2020
Virtual youth clubs are up and running at the normal youth clubs times. If you haven't already received the codes please contact us and we will send them out ASAP. We are looking forward to chatting, playing games and having some fun!
Service update - 6/4/2020
As well as the activities and videos being sent to Seesaw, we are now offering a virtual drop in support sessions to all families, staff and volunteers. A dedicated member of SHIP’s Management Team will be available for you to contact at the following times. Please call the main SHIP number 07713565120 or drop us a message and we will call you back. You could also connect with us via Zoom if you prefer. SHIP Management are of course always on call if you need help out with these times so please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mondays - 2pm to 3pm
Wednesdays - 8pm to 9pm
Fridays - 10am to 11am
23rd March 2020
Over the last few days guidance from the government seems to be changing on a regular basis. We, as a management team and committee, have deliberated back and forth but have decided that unfortunately we are going to cancel holiday club. This decision has not been easy but we need to think about the safety of the young people, families, volunteers and staff. If you have already paid for sessions these will be refunded over the next few days.
We will be starting to send out daily activities through Seesaw to all registered families, if you don’t have an account let us know we can set one up for you or email the activities to you.
We will be phoning families each week for a chat and see if there is anything we can do to help. Our staff and volunteers are making videos to send out with messages and activities.
Please stay safe and speak soon.
17th March 2020
It is with great disappointment that I must advise you that SHIP has suspended all services with immediate effect and until further notice. This difficult decision has been made following updated advice from the UK Government.We have very velunerable young people attending the service and felt the risk was too high. We fully understand this will cause some distress to your young people and yourselves. We are looking at other ways we can support you and will send out emails and messages on Seesaw over the next couple of days. We are hoping this will be a short term issue and we will come up with a solution asap. Please get in touch if you have any queries in the mean time. Stay safe and healthy folks.
12th March 2020
Update - We have sent out emails and a notification on Seesaw to all registered families, with regard SHIP Policy regarding Coronavirus (Covid 19). As stated please follow NHS guide lines (link below). We are requesting that if any service user, family, volunteer or staff member is traveling aboard please let us know. To ensure that we are keeping some of our most vulnerable young people safe, please DO NOT use any of the services for 21 days after your return (this relates to volunteers and staff as well).
We have a very limited supply of hand gel, more is on order, so if your young person could come to groups with their own that would help the clubs. Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water is still the advise from the NHS, we will be encouraging all young people to do this throughout sessions.
Any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact one of the management team.
Further to the recent Coronavirus outbreaks throughout the UK and more recently Scotland, we have attached the NHS current guidelines. If you are worried at all please contact NHS 24. If anyone using the service are asked to self-isolate or if the NHS confirms you have Coronavirus please let us know so we can keep our vulnerable young people safe and healthy.
Thank you Direct Shine
Thank you to everyone at Direct Shine, Perth for donating £100 and a £50 gift card and a bottle of Prosseco. We really appreciate your support.
We at SHIP would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and happy new year.
Thank you all for your continued support throughout the past year. I would particularly like to thank all our wonderful playleaders, play assistants and volunteers for their dedication and hard work ensuring each young person using our services are having fun. Enjoy the festivities everybody and see you in the new year!
A big thank you to the staff at Balfour Beatty for raising £200 for S.H.I.P at the Christmas jumper day. This money will go towards resources for the young people at our Saturday Clubs and sensory items.
Co-op Causes - donates to SHIP
A huge thank you to everyone that donated to SHIP through their Co-Op membership card. We were delighted to receive a massive £1800. This money will be going towards clubs, resources and community visits for the young people.
SHIP is delighted to tell you ’team hot pies’ made it! - They cycled from Applecross cross yesterday at 6am and got to Aberdeen 200 miles later at about midnight. Some of the climbs they did were crazy and the car struggled! Well done guys and thank you. I am so proud of the effort and determination everyone one of the team had.
Together they raised a huge £1378.00. You are our heros.
The Market Place - 1st June 2019
Come along and visit us at the market place - Horsecross Concert Hall Perth.
We will have information on all our services and volunteering oppertunities. There will also be loads of other charities and organsitions from the Perth area with information on their services. It will be a fantastic day and a great way of finding out what is going on in our area.
See you there.
A massive thank you to Chris Smith for running a Half Marathon in aid of S.H.I.P.
Chris raised a massive £545. The money will be going towards youth clubs so our young people have a safe, relaxed place to meet friends.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. They have awarded SHIP a 3 year grant totalling £121,579. This will help us continue to run our inclusive youth services supporting children with ASN & their families and look at setting up clubs in rural areas throughout Perthshire. Thank you to the National Lottery for your support.
Working in partnership with Perth and Kinross Disability Sport and Fairview School to offer a Pathways to Sports group. This group allows young people to try new sports, gain new skills and confidence with a view to joining a sports club in their area. The group is open to children from 10 year upwards from Perth and Kinross.
For more information please call 07713565120. We look forward to hearing from you.
23 JUN 2018
We had such great fun at the DiverCiTay event in Perth on Saturday. The atmosphere was brilliant, with loads of Perth community out to support the event.
Thank you so much to all the volunteers and staff who came to decorate the float, it looked brilliant. Also a big Thank you to the parents and children who attended and helped us have fun on the float. I think we gave out about 100 flags!!
14 JUN 2018
260 Mile Cycle - Raising funds for SHIP
A massive thank you to Colin and team for cycling 260 miles in two days to raise money for SHIP. They started their journey in Campbeltown on Friday morning and finished at Aberdeen Harbour at approx 7pm Saturday. The weather was not kind to them either and spent most of the journey raining!! They raised a massive £1175, you are our heroes.
31 JUL 2017
Donation from Aviva
We would like to say a huge thank you to the staff from Aviva who raised a fantastic £1,296.
We really appreciate all the fundraising efforts from the team and thank them for supporting S.H.I.P.
10 FEB 2017
A Big Thanks to Pupils from St Johns Academy
A huge thank you to Kayleigh, Niamh, Caitlin and Alayah who gave a fantastic presentation on behalf of S.H.I.P.
Their efforts were greatly rewarded and we are delighted to announce that S.H.I.P. has been awarded £3000 from the Youth Philanthropy Initiative.