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Sakinah’s Story

Three-year-old Sakinah was born with Epidermolytic Ichthyosis, a rare skin condition meaning her skin cracks and becomes infected. She requires frequent hospital visits and home care. With other children to look after, and the loss of her own mother, Sakinah’s mum found herself struggling during lockdown.

Thanks to funding from BBC Children in Need, Home-Start are there to help any family that needs it, supporting children with their play and development and providing advice and resources. Sakinah’s condition means she can’t play in direct sunlight, so Home-Start provided a gazebo so she can play safely outdoors, plus resources for her siblings to continue their home-schooling.

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