February Newsletter


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February Newsletter!


Welcome to your first 2018 newsletter from the Liferaft team


February is a busy month for many of us, with lots of events and activities taking place. For parents, half-term is quickly approaching. Then there’s also the fun of Pancake Day and Valentine’s Day to get involved in!

New Year’s Resolutions

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We traditionally begin every year evaluating what we achieved in the year gone by, and the things we wished we had worked on. The start of a new year is the perfect chance to create a set of resolutions to work towards, from keeping fit to learning a new skill.

If, by February, you feel you’re already starting to waiver, have you considered tracking your progress. Keeping on top of your progress boosts your confidence and helps you focus your energy.

Liferaft’s goals and trackers can help you set and achieve your January Resolutions – it’s not too late so give it a go today!

Half-Term Holidays

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It only seems like a moment ago that children were off for the Christmas Holidays when suddenly the February half-term approaches!

We know that it can be difficult to keep your children entertained, especially when they have additional needs.  Then you have the unpredictable British winter weather to content with……planning activities while your child is off school is no easy task.

To help, the team have come up with a few ideas to spark your imagination:

  • Plan a day out at a local National Trust location
  • Visit a Hobbycraft or other arts and craft shop for creative activities
  • Settle down for a home movie afternoon with homemade popcorn
  • Take a trip to the local museum or library

We have also compiled a list of resources to make your planning easier – whether you want to get away on a family break or find some inspiration – just click here.

Friday 13th Pancake Day!

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This year, February 13th marks one of the yummiest days of the year, Shrove Tuesday – more commonly known as Pancake Day.

If you’re looking to make pancakes with your children, CBeebies have created a simple recipe that you can download and print. Take a look here.

We love Pancake Day here at Liferaft, although we find it hard to agree on what toppings we enjoy the most! From sweet to savoury, MumsNet have a great variety of flavours to try here.

Let us know on Facebook what your favourite pancake fillings and toppings are!

Valentine’s Day Activities

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If Pancake Day wasn’t enough of a treat, the next day is Valentine’s Day!

It’s another opportunity to help children get involved with creative play, developing motor and communication skills.

The AngelSense blog have put together 4 Valentine’s crafts for children with special needs that you can tailor for your child. Find out more about the activities here.

Give the Gift of Liferaft

Take the opportunity to get our Premium Account FREE!

We are offering our Premium Account FREE for 6 months when you sign-up using the code SANTA17 before 28th February 2018.

As a parent carer, a professional carer or someone who lives with a long-term condition, Liferaft can help you and your family.  Our Premium Account allows you to:

  • Reduce the need for repetition of information
  • Keep vital information in one accessible place
  • Share information to ensure continuity of care
  • Have peace of mind

Sign up NOW using the code SANTA17!