We are in incredibly unexpected times right now. In the light of COVID-19 Smell the Roses has postponed all Face-to-Face ReTreat days for the foreseeable future.
Like most other organisations we have had to adapt what we offer and have created virtual opportunities to get together. We have a private Facebook group where mums/female carers can chat to each other and support each other. Whilst we're in this current lockdown and most children are at home, we understand how difficult it is for you mums. Until the children are back at school we're putting the monthly Mini-Mornings on hold. We will start offering the Mini-Mornings via Zoom once the children are back at school. We continue to provide a safe space in the private Facebook group where the mums/carers can share and we are delivering a simplified version of the Mini-mornings.
We have been awarded a grant by the Department of Digitial, Culture, Media and Sport to send the mums in our private Facebook group little gift packages. We contacted The Body Shop and they doubled the amount and we have been able to send the mums a fantastic pamper hamper. So grateful we could keep supporting them during this very difficult season of lockdown 3. You can see some pictures and read some comments here.
Please socially distance yourself, to protect not just yourself, but those you love around you too. Follow the guidance from the NHS. Stay Home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives.
Love from The Smell the Roses Team
Smell the Roses offers space and time for those caring for children with additional needs to Rest. Recharge. Restore.
We know that too often the demands of everyday life mean there is no time for you to stop and Smell the Roses.
We want you to come to a safe place where you can either be with others who understand or, if it would benefit you more, spend some time on your own.
You can view a video of our inaugural ReTreat day which captures the heart and essence of what it will be like when you join us on one of our days.