How Rowan is still making a difference

We have had to find new ways of continuing to deliver much needed support to our students, their families/carers, and our volunteers/support workers as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

We are now running Rowan with a smaller remote team and we remain focused on ensuring we continue to provide the much needed support and care to our students, their families and the wider community. 

So we have been…

  • Creating new activities pages on our website as well as ways to stay connected and to get involved
  • Providing creative drama and makaton sessions online via Zoom
  • One-on-one and small group music sessions online via Zoom
  • Tuesday art sessions via Zoom
  • Staying in regular contact with our students, their families and volunteers via phone and online 
  • Producing a “Feel good Friday” update, sharing stories/ideas and increasing happiness and wellbeing within our community
  • We are also looking at how we can stay connected with students who have limited or no communication skills and do not have access to phone or IT 

We are delighted with how positively these new ways of working are being received.  Students are engaging and participating, where possible, and putting forward ideas and suggestions for future activities to make sure we all “stay connected” during lockdown. 

Of course we are feeling financial pressures and need to raise funds to ensure we can continue to deliver support NOW. Rowan must survive this crisis and will ‘re-emerge’ to continue providing ‘normal’ services, post COVID-19.

We need your support, now more than ever.

Meet Tracie and find out how Rowan has been supporting her throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

How can you help?

You can help us survive this crisis by:

  • Start your own fundraiser for Rowan just like Rosalind, our Chair of Trustees, with her JoGLE Challenge! Why not get sponsors for a run, complete your own bake off, create a home challenge and raise vital funds for us?
  • Set-up a fundraising page via our LocalGiving page here or contact Hetti for support on Don’t forget to share your “feel good” stories with us. 

Thank you.