Spring has sprung here at Liferaft!
With Easter quickly approaching and World Autism Awareness Week taking place this week, there is plenty of things to get involved with this month. Read on to see how Liferaft can help you.
Autism Awareness Week
World Autism Awareness Week began on 26th March and culminates on World Autism Day on 2nd April. The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for autistic people, including those with Asperger’s Syndrome, and their families. They run this awareness week each year to raise money and highlight the support needed.
Parents of those with autism worry over the ability to provide effective care for their children. As a parent of a child with disabilities, our founder experienced similar worries when she designed Liferaft, a tool to manage the care of her child.
Since its development, many other parent carers have benefited from its ability to manage care, including parents of children with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Discover how you can benefit from using Liferaft and for more about World Autism Awareness Week.
It can be difficult to keep your children entertained through the school holidays, particularly if they have additional needs.
From Easter Egg hunts around the home to arts and craft afternoons, or enjoying the springtime weather in the local park, our Resources will help spark your imagination for an Egg-tastic Easter!
Don’t miss our list of Resources to make planning your holiday activities easier!
Watch Sofia’s Story
Inspired by the experiences of Liferaft founder & CEO Nicola Murgatroyd and her daughter Faith, Liferaft have launched ‘Sofia’s Story’ – a short video that outlines how Liferaft can help a child, or adult, with long-term care needs, their parents and their care circle.
Watch our new video and learn about the many ways in which Liferaft can make a positive difference.
Key Events in April
As well as World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April and the Easter Holidays, there are is a great selection of events taking place this month.
The Care Roadshow
Glasgow – 17th April, 9:30am – 3:00pm
Care Roadshow Glasgow provides the perfect opportunity to source the latest innovations in the care industry, hear sector updates and enjoy valuable networking opportunities. Find out more »
Birmingham, 25th-26th April, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Naidex is Europe’s most far-reaching event dedicated to the disability, independent living and healthcare professional sectors, taking place at the NEC Birmingham. Obtain free tickets via the Naidex website. Find out more »
The Baby & Toddler Show
Glasgow, 27th-29th April, 10:00am – 5:00pm
This show offers over 150 top brands and unique products, at the best prices, alongside expert advice to give new and expectant parents in Scotland everything they need to give their baby the best start. Find out more »
Create Your Hospital Passport
Going into hospital is a worrying time for any of us. It can be even harder for someone who has a learning disability.
The Hospital Passport is an NHS initiative to help those with learning difficulties and is designed to give hospital staff additional information to help them understand your child’s needs. This can include their likes and dislikes as well as information about their health and wellbeing.
When using a Liferaft Premium Account, you only need to add all your critical information once and then update it when something changes. You then use this information to create your individual Passport.
With Liferaft you can:
- Download the Hospital Passport and take it with you as a printed copy
- Email the Hospital Passport to the person who is helping you
- Share the information directly by inviting others to view it in Liferaft
Look out for our next Newsletter which will bring exciting news about some new features being launched in Liferaft.
With best wishes for Easter.
The Liferaft Team.