Standing Together Against COVID-19
Compassion. Connection. Care. Community.
The Cerebral Palsy Society acknowledges that COVID 19 (Coronavirus) is unsettling and the nationwide lockdown revealed many issues our community is facing. This is especially the case when it comes to some of our members who are at greater risk of respiratory conditions and problems with their immune system. We have kept up-to-date with the latest information and guidelines and have fed any relevant information on the website, email and social media. As a society, we take our responsibility to serve members and families seriously. We will be monitoring the situation closely and responding as quickly as possible. Over the initial weeks of the nationwide lockdown, we put preventive measures in place to minimise the risk of any spread.
Some of the changes include:
- Reducing time in our office in Auckland
- Conducting our advocacy over the phone or using Zoom
- Postponing events that require group gatherings
- Having a regular roster system for the staff to check in with our members
Keeping informed through COVID-19 is important, we have put together an Essentials Hub where you’ll find links to important information and contact points.
This will include health related information, emergency contact information, a quick downloadable guideline to keeping active and informed, as well as a function to request a call from our team.Find out More
During the COVID-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown, emphasis has been placed on mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.
CPS has compiled a hub, focussing on key areas such as compassion, connection, care and community, Being physically isolated from family, friends, and colleagues during this time is difficult for everyone.
Information in this hub includes encouragement around reaching out to friends and family via text, email and zoom, smiling to your neighbours and those living around you, encouragement to learning a new skill or a new exercise, getting outside for fresh air and committing to an exercise for 10 minutes per day.Find out More
As a community we can educate kids and families about ways to keeping active, engaged, entertained and informed in a fun way.
The Lockdown period has been trying for many families across New Zealand, the information in this hub will provide children and families with educational and fun resources.Find out More
Join Our Online Community
It’s an important time to be connected. Connecting with your community is an incredibly powerful way to beat isolation at this time.
Join our online community today where you can speak with CPS staff, and other families around New Zealand who either have, or know someone living with Cerebral Palsy.Visit our Facebook
Request A Call From Our Team
We’re here to help. If you’re feeling isolated or need support, our team is available to talk. Sometimes, having someone to chat with can make a huge difference during this time of isolation.
Why not request a call or email from the team today?Request a call