Long Covid has debilitated my kids, but nothing changes in school.

Sasasa, her eight-year-old daughter and her six-year-old son all caught Covid-19 in the first wave. The whole family has been suffering from long Covid since. My initial infection was manageable, but then I just kept going downhill. “18 months later, I’m left with permanent heart, lung and eye damage, and I struggle to do the … More Long Covid has debilitated my kids, but nothing changes in school.

Education & Mental Health are critical during Covid, except for kids with special needs?

Bee lives in Scotland. She is the mother of eight kids. Two are at school, three are working, and one is at uni. Six live at home, and two will be moving out soon. She cares for her CEV husband. He has just experienced heart failure and is now at risk of stroke due to … More Education & Mental Health are critical during Covid, except for kids with special needs?

‘Education doesn’t have to take place in a school building.’

Meet Sue, a single parent who works as a home-based, self-employed blogger via SueFoster.info She counts herself lucky to be able to flex her work around remote educating her 13-year-old daughter. What has been your biggest challenge? I decided that I didn’t want to expose my family to a new virus that we didn’t know a … More ‘Education doesn’t have to take place in a school building.’

It’s not okay for families like mine to “just stay at home” during the pandemic.

Daniella’s household is in a unique position where every member has an underlying condition. Daniella is immunocompromised with three autoimmune disorders. Her husband has epilepsy and mild learning difficulties. And their son has complex needs, including autism, epilepsy, SPD and hypermobility. How have you kept the family safe during the pandemic? We’re all at high … More It’s not okay for families like mine to “just stay at home” during the pandemic.

Parents, bullied into deregistering their children during Covid-19.

Sarah has three kids, who were 3, 6 and 7 at the start of the lockdowns and are now 4, 7 and 9. Her husband works from home. One of the main reasons the family began homeschooling was because they lived in a bubble with Sarah’s mum. Grandma is 74; her age leaves her clinically … More Parents, bullied into deregistering their children during Covid-19.

Why can’t our schools be Covid-safe for everyone?

Kim and her husband have an 11-year-old adopted daughter with complex learning difficulties. Kim got Covid-19 in the first wave and has been living with Long Covid for 18 months. The family has had to adapt from having an energetic mum to one who struggles to do the simplest tasks. Kim’s husband now works at … More Why can’t our schools be Covid-safe for everyone?