I am very proud and excited to share our website with you.
It has been many months in development and I think it signals how LPUK has matured as a charity. The site aims to be an invaluable resource to the dwarfism community, their friends and families. Membership can be completed via this website and in time event registration will be available through the site too.
Chair, Little People UK
We aim to be an essential resource for little people and their families.
Become a member of Little People UK to keep up-to-date with what we are doing, receive invitations to events across the UK and get hold of new information literature that we produce.
We know times like this can be difficult for many different reasons, here are some links to charities which could offer guidance and support at this time:
Whilst the UK is in 'lockdown' and schools closed for the majority of students, along with other members of the population practising social distancing, we have been promoting a number of different ways to help pass the time and also help with homeschooling:
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As the weather is getting nicer, but we need to maintain our social distancing, we can appreciate nature from our own windows and gardens, check out these ideas to build your own butterfly feeder and bird feeder.
There are also arts and craft ideas too -
Also, some ideas to get a little messy -
And finally, here are some more brilliant things you can do -
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We will continue to post different lockdown activities, throughout this period, to keep up to date with them, visit our website, where they will be posted on a regular basis.
If you have trouble accessing these documents, please get in touch and we can help out.
Little People UK have contacted the LPUK Medical Board to seek guidance regarding the impact of COVID19 on people with dwarfism.
We have received the following information:
We are not aware of any extra vulnerability of people with dwarfism to catch COVID19, unless they have associated immune deficiency such as cartilage-hair hypoplasia and Scimke immune-osseous dysplasia, these members could be at a higher risk of a severe form of COVID19.
Children are likely to cope with virus much better than adults, it is expected that this would be the same for people with dwarfism. Unless they have secondary issues such as severe obesity, or need ventilatory support, these individuals may be at greater risk of coping with COVID19.
It is advised to follow the same guidance as everyone else, practice social distancing, wash hands regularly
We appreciate people are finding shopping difficult, particularly obtaining online delivery slots. Here are a few possibilities which could help: