Covid 19 - Resources from other organisations

There is a lot of new information from different groups working hard during this pandemic. We have collated some resources from other organisations in one place. New information is being published all the time and we will continue to look out for new resources to update this page with any information we find that is relevant to families of children and adults with severe learning disabilities. 


To see the CBF Covid-19 resources check here


To see what NHS and Government are doing check here.


To see what other organisations are doing click the boxes below.  



















Your rights & campaigns


JCHR Inquiry

Joint Committee on Human Rights have launched an inquiry into the Government’s response to Covid-19, see here.

Council for disabled children

A Message to the Disabled Children's Sector, Dame Christine Lenehan - Director of the CDC, shares this message.

Luke Clements, the Cerebra Professor of Law at Leeds University and  solicitor, explains The Coronavirus Act 2020, see here.  

A note by lawyers in response to Covid-19 queries. See here.  

Disability, coronavirus and international human rights

See here.













Public health England has produced easy read version of the general Covid-19 Guidance links below-you may need to click through.



Keeping your mind and body well


National Bereavement Alliance Guide on Keeping in Touch When Someone is Ill


Guide on how to keep in touch with relatives who are ill that you cannot be with due to the pandemic. Guide available here

Hub of Coronavirus Resources and Information from Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities

This is a Landing page with links to various websites offering Coronavirus information. The organisation’s aim is to raise awareness of the palliative care needs of people with learning disabilities, to share and promote best practice and to enhance collaboration between all services providers, carers and people with a learning disability.








Family carer wellbeing



Coronavirus and wellbeing resource

Centre for Mental Health

List of resources, helplines and info regarding Covid-19 and Mental Health, see here.


Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism COVID-19 Response Cell sharing platform which colleagues may find useful to share concerns and keep up to date with approved guidance. You will need to register as first time user, see here.


Mental Health Foundation

How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak, see here



National Development Team for Inclusion
Keeping in Touch in Difficult Times, see here


Positive Approaches to Support

See here

The Gr8 Support Movement

Paradigm and Learning Disability England have set up the Gr8 Chat and Brew for members of theGr8 Support Movement. Members can participate in group video calls to keep in touch. See how to get involved here








Information for families


1. Useful resources from other organisations to support your relative


Beating the Virus E-Book

Books Beyond Words have created an evolving resource explaining the Coronavirus in an easy read format.  


COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care in adults, see here

Learning Disability Senate

Resources to support families / carers of people with learning disabilities through the Coronavirus restrictions, see here


Learning Disability England

The covid-19 Hub with information for people with learning disabilities and those supporting them.

A Coronavirus hub


Easy read Covid-19 resources

Easy read Coronavirus resources

Disabled children’s Partnership

To help support families during the coronavirus crisis, Disabled children’s Partnership have gathered as much information and as many helpful resources as they can onto this page.


Include me too

Hospital Communication Passport and Supporting Resources, see here



SCIE Guides for Family Carers, Care Staff, and Social Workers and Occupational Therapists caring for Adults with Learning Disabilities or Autism


Guides on how to support someone with learning disabilities and/or autism by the Social Care Institute for Excellence. It covers helping the individual understand the changes, staying safe, monitoring health and wellbeing. There are guides available for:

Family Carers and Carers

Care Staff

Social Workers and Occupational Therapists

Emergency planning for family carers during the Coronavirus outbreak, see here

Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links, see here

Make your own sensory kit at home!

This guide is for parent carers of children and young people for whom sensory activities will help them to manage their sensory inputs more effectively

New report – “Coming second all the time”: Life in lockdown for siblings of disabled children

Positive Approaches to Support

See here

Family Fund 

£10 million to help disabled or seriously ill children in England during Coronavirus.

See here

United Response

Stay inside be inspired resources


Council for disabled children

Welcome Back to Education Resources






2. Supporting staff

Skills for care

The impact of COVID-19 has created an extremely challenging time for the social care workforce. Skills for Care have identified training that remains a priority during this period to ensure there is a skilled and competent workforce. See here

Skills for care

Find information and guidance dedicated to personal assistants (PA) that may be of help during these challenging times of COVID-19. See here



Coronavirus Staff Resilience Hub

Helping frontline staff to manage your mental health and wellbeing. See here

Community Care Inform

Developing emotional resilience and wellbeing: a practical guide for social workers





3. Handwashing Songs


Video signing ‘wash hands’

   Neil Diamond on You Tube singing ‘Hands…washing hands’
   Handwashing - Gangnam Style!! 







We hope some of the links listed on this page may be useful, however, please note that inclusion does not constitute endorsement from the CBF. 

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