Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Click here for more information on how Coronavirus (COVID-19) affects our clients.

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Support for families with children aged between 0-4

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behaviour management and boundary setting 5-19

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We can help with confidence building and family relationships 0-19

Am I a carrier?

Find out how Sickle Cell is inherited and if you are at risk.

People with sickle cell disease are some of the most vulnerable to serious illness from Covid-19.

We are encouraging all those aged 18 and over and with sickle cell disease to get the Covid-19 vaccination. At present, many people who suffer from sickle cell disease have not come forward for their first dose even though they have been eligible since February this year (2021).

Here is some background information on the vaccination programme:

  • The Covid vaccine is our way out of the pandemic
  • More than 12 million doses have been given in the Midlands and more than 5.3 million people have had both doses
  • Vaccines have prevented 7.15 million infections and 27,200 deaths in England* source PHE
  • 92.14% of people that tested positive for the Delta variant hadn’t had both doses of the vaccine**
  • 89.1% of people that tested positive for the Delta variant were under 50**

** In England between 1 February and 21 June – source PHE

What are vaccines?

Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases such as Covid-19. They prevent up to 3 million deaths worldwide every year and are one of the greatest discoveries since the early 1800s when the first vaccine for smallpox was developed.

Statement from the board and staff of SCTSP:

In response to the death of George Floyd, and the ensuing protests for equal justice, the Board and Staff of SCTSP would like to acknowledge and respond by stating that we stand in support of all those who have suffered systemic abuse and ill-treatment from racism that exists in our society.

We all have a responsibility to ensure that no person is discriminated against because of their origins - be it ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, or abilities, and will continue to focus on championing the promotion of equality and opportunity for all and to challenge racism and other forms of prejudice in all aspects of our work.