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Category: Coronavirus

Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak

1st April 2020

The Government have published a joint statement from the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, the Minister for Care, and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families. Read the statement here Read more

Learning Disability and Autism FAQs around Coronavirus

1st April 2020

The NHS have compiled a lost of frequently asked questions and their answers around Learning Disability and Autism and the Coronavirus: Q How can we ensure that healthcare/hospital staff are able to meet the needs of people with a learning disability? In particular with regard to reasonable adjustments and decision making, particularly end of life … Read more

COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing – easy read version

1st April 2020

The Government have produced an easy read version of the guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing document. It includes advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read the easy read version here Find out more and read the hard version here Read more

Coronavirus and voluntary sector resilience

1st April 2020

The Centre for Social Justice have compiled a briefing looking at the potential impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the income of the voluntary sector. The briefing also makes some recommendations to government. Read the full briefing here Read more

Updated guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

1st April 2020

The Government have updated their guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. Read the full guidance document here Read more

Coronavirus advice for co-ops

31st March 2020

Co-operatives UK have produced and collated a range of practical guides and guidance for co‑ops. Topics include: Government support for business HR advice Governance advice Wellbeing tips Online events and webinars Other useful links and resources Read more

COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people – new easy read versions

31st March 2020

The Government has produced easy read guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people: Advice on staying at home Keeping away from other people The full (hard read) guidance is available here Read more

Mindfulness resources for health and care staff

31st March 2020

The Mindfulness Initiative have collated a list of mindfulness resources specifically for health and care staff – take a look here Read more

Testing for COVID-19

30th March 2020

The testing capacity for COVID-19 is now increasing. The testing will start with those working in critical care, emergency departments and ambulance services, and any other high priority groups you determine locally. It will then sequentially expand to other NHS staff groups as more tests are made available to the NHS, and ultimately into other … Read more

Information about Coronavirus – easy read leaflet

30th March 2020

Here is a photosymbols easy-read information leaflet about Coronavirus: Corona easy read leaflet Read more