The Children’s Sleep Charity launched a new manifesto at Westminster on Tuesday, calling for better understanding and support about sleep issues affecting 40% of children and young people across England and Wales.
The Together Trust and Trafford Council working with Dr Rashad Nawaz , Consultant Paediatrician from Trafford CYPS (Children and Young People Service), have launched a new project called Sleep Tight Trafford to help give children living in Trafford a good night’s sleep.
New research from the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) has found that the British public are missing out on a whole night’s sleep each week. The report, “Waking up to the health benefits of sleep”, finds that despite the links between lack of sleep and a wide range of physical, mental, behavioural and performance issues, four in ten people are not getting enough sleep each night.
Rita’s grandson Caleb has a rare genetic disorder, micro-deletion, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. During the last few years Rita retired, and was able to help her daughter in law, Zoe, with Caleb’s care where possible. “Caleb is PEG fed and needs constant around the clock care, I thought I would help Zoe out by searching for body suits for Caleb as he had just turned three. I was completely surprised when I couldn’t find anything affordable on either the high street or online.”
Tired parents in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire are receiving help thanks to an innovative sleep project taking place across these regions. The Children's Sleep Charity have been funded by NHS England to pilot sleep workshops aimed specifically at children with autism and their families.