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During this period of Lockdown many of us are having trouble sleeping and its no surprise with COVID-19 being a worrying time. 
 
A new survey commissioned by three leading bodies championing sleep, ‘Sleepstation’, ‘The Sleep Council’ and ‘The Sleep Charity’, report that 43% are now finding it harder to fall asleep, with unease around the current COVID-19 situation affecting sleep for 75%. Interestingly, it also found that women are more likely to suffer from anxiety associated with coronavirus and are twice as likely to report feeling stressed compared to men. 
 
Sleep can be disturbed in many ways with feelings such as feeling restless, waking up during the night, wide awake, having nightmares and finding it hard to relax and switch off. Sleep is so important for our health and well-being, it can affect memory, immune system, energy levels, mood, appetite, your mental health and even your happiness! So, we perhaps need to make some changes to our day to get sleeping better and in turn feeling better. 
 
Local Support 
Birmingham City council has joined forces with BVSC to create the C19 Support Brum partnership, an initiative that will work through existing local neighbourhood structures, voluntary groups, and local elected members to ensure that all parts of the city have access to support, advice, and practical help. 
 
If you need support, the way you need to access it depends on who you are and what you need. The information in the link below will enable you to get the quickest access to the help you need to keep safe and maintain your wellbeing. https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50233/support_for_residents_during_the_coronavirus_covid-19/2130/coronavirus_-_accessing_support/3 
 
Coronovirus Service Update from Cerebral Palsy Midlands 
 
Cerebral Palsy Midlands continue to be committed to supporting our citizens, families, carers and our local community with cerebral palsy and other disabilities in the most suitable and available ways to us. 
 
Our centre has been closed until Government Guidelines allow us to re-open, we continue to be guided by Public Health and our Local Authority. Furthermore, all of our Pathfinders Social Clubs, centre events and fundraising events have been cancelled until further notice. 
 
Still supporting our community 
 
We are still able to respond to messages left on our main telephone line 0121 427 3182 and via info@cpmids.org.uk. 
 
Our staff have been making regular telephone calls/texts/emails to all of our citizens during this period to check on their health and wellbeing 
 
For those citizens with access to the internet we have been running weekday social chats at 1pm daily. 
 
We have also been running a programme of online activities via our Cerebral Palsy Midlands Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/CerebralPalsyMidlands/ and through Zoom Sessions. These have included live performances, wheelchair dance, seated tai chi sessions, art and cookery videos, quizzes, storytelling and more. 
 
Below is our YouTube video that shows what we have been doing to support our CPM community during this period of Lockdown https://youtu.be/Vpn3mkXwklA
 
We wish you all well, keep safe and we sincerely hope that we will soon be able to open our doors again in the not too distant future. 
 
We will keep our website and Facebook Page up to date for any further changes or as to when our services will re-open. 
 
You can access the most current advice and guidance from Public Health England here. 
 
Please contact Development Officer Sarah Lilly via email sarah@cpmids.org.uk for any queries, I will be picking up emails during our centre closure. 
 
Please pass on and forward this message to any relevant sources. 
With the current circumstances we are all facing at present, it is with deep regret to inform you that we feel that it is in the best interest for everyone concerned, that we find it necessary to close our day centre and services as from Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice. 
 
Our client group are all classed in the high risk category and we feel that there is no other alternative resolution that could be made.  
 
We trust that you will all understand that this is an option that has not been taken lightly and that you will be sympathetic towards this arrangement. 
 
Furthermore all student placements for now will be cancelled and future placements suspended and all CPM events are currently cancelled until further notice. This includes: 
Trustees meetings 
All Pathfinders Social Clubs 
"Wheel'n'Walk" sponsored walk at Cannon Hill Park on Saturday 21st March is cancelled. 
Premier League Pedal with Mondelez International Community Champions cycling has been postponed. 
Sponsored Splash Swim event 
Riding for the Disabled (RDA) have informed ourselves future riding activity is suspended until further notice. 
 
We wish you all well, keep safe and we sincerely hope that we will soon be able to open our doors again in the not too distant future. 
 
We will keep our website and Facebook Page up to date for any further changes or as to when our services will re-open. 
 
You can access the most current advice and guidance from Public Health England here
 
Please contact Development Officer Sarah Lilly via email sarah@cpmids.org.uk for any queries, I will be picking up emails during our centre closure. 
 
Please pass on and forward this message to any relevant sources. 
 

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