Small charities across the country are going to get a boost thanks to a partnership developed by The Children's Sleep Charity. 

It is estimated that around 40% of children will suffer with sleep issues at some point during their childhood with this figure rising to 86% for children with additional needs.  It is well documented that sleep deprivation can cause a wide range of difficulties for both parent and child including lowering of the immune system, behavioural issues and under achievement in education.

We have partnered up with a leading telecommunications company who are kindly funding 10 places for charity workers to train as sleep practitioners so that sleep support can be embedded in local services. 

Vicki Dawson who is our Founder and CEO says, "We are absolutely delighted to be able to offer small charities the opportunity to apply for a place on our accredited sleep practitioner course.  Funding is a real issue at the moment for charities and finding the resources to pay for staff to develop their skills can be a real challenge.  What I’m particularly pleased about is that this scheme will provide the opportunity for more families to be supported in their locality and embed sleep support in communities."

Training will place on the 20th - 21st September and the final day is the 8th of November 2017.  Each place covers the cost of the three days accredited training that takes place in the Sheffield area.  Delegates will enjoy lectures from a series of sleep experts including Professor Heather Elphick from Sheffield Children’s Hospital and James Wilson, a bedroom environment expert. For details about how to apply please email Lauren info@thechildrenssleepcharity.org.uk

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