Due to COVID-19 we are not able to send out any resources at this time. If you are a family carer in need of support then please contact our helpline.

All our information sheets are available to download. If you need specific help relating to the COVID-19 pandemic please see our information here: Guidance for Families.

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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

 

 

 

The Coronavirus Bill- Schedule 11

Lawyers raise serious concerns about current drafting of the emergency Coronavirus Bill. This sets out some initial ideas to amend Schedule 11 of the bill to avoid a wholesale removal of duties to provide adult social care.See further information here.

 

Special Needs Jungle

Steve Broach, Public Law Barrister explains the Coronavirus Bill’s implications for disabled children in this video for Special Needs Jungle.

 

LDE Letter to the Prime Minister

Learning Disability England have written to the Prime Minister and Health and Social Care Secretary telling them why they are worried about the emergency changes, see here.

 

 

Dimensions’ Call for Thorough Legislature 

Support provider Dimensions set out their concerns about the bill here.

Write to your MP Campaign

There is a campaign from Living Life to the Fullest encouraging people to write to their MP about the bill, for more information see here.

JCHR Inquiry

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

UK Parliament

An inquiry looking at how the outbreak of COVID-19 is affecting all aspects of the education sector and children's social care system, here

NNCPF

An update from the Minister for Children and Families Vicky Ford around the COVID-19 outbreak and useful guidance and support, see the open letter 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.  

CQC

This is a blog about “Protecting people’s safety, equality and rights during the COVID-19 outbreak”, see here

Government Plan to Provide Covid-19 Testing for Staff in Social Care Settings

The Government has announced plans to provide more Covid-19 testing for staff in social care settings saying there will be one ‘for everyone who needs one’. We are seeking clarity around whether this is also for staff in community social care settings. The Government’s announcement is available here.

 

Disability, coronavirus and international human rights

See here.

 
Coronavirus and SEND Law
E-book from Special Needs Jungle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health

 

 

 

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


General information about Coronavirus

 

Handwashing

 

Keeping your mind and body well

 

Keeping away from other people - new rules from 23rd March

 

Advice about staying at home

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

 

MIND

Coronavirus and wellbeing resource

Centre for Mental Health

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

NHS

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  

NICE

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

MENCAP

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

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

 


 

 

  

 

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

 

MindEd

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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