Easy-Read Coronavirus Information – Information from a range of sources to help explain Coronavirus in a more accessible way, which includes government advice in an easy-read format.
- NHSInform (Easy Read)
- NHSInform (British Sign Language)
- Learning Disabilities and Facemasks – Guidelines developed by the Challenging Behaviour Foundation which explains when you may be exempt from wearing a facemask due to disability and tips to support someone who may be struggling to understand the need for PPE
Coronavirus resources for families and carers (LD Senate) – An extensive list of resources to help carers and people they support such as tips for managing challenging behaviour, engaging in meaningful activities, good communication and a positive behaviour support guide.
COVID-19 guide for carers and family supporting adults and children with learning disabilities or autistic adults and children – This is a guide to help family members and carers living with and supporting adults and children with learning disabilities, or an autistic adult or child, through the COVID-19 crisis.
Caring for someone with Cornavirus who is self-isolating – Advice on caring for someone with a learning disability who is self-isolating/social distancing due to risks associated with Coronavirus.
Mental Health Self-Help Booklets – This resource was developed by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability. It is a compilation of easy read self-help booklets that can assist you with supporting a resident who is experiencing anxiety related to COVID-19, sleep problems and feeling down. The booklets also contain information on problem solving, relaxing and being active and staying well. Each booklet contains a guide to use the tool most effectively.
Gender Based Violence During Covid-19
People with or without a learning disability may be more vulnerable to gender based violence during the COVID-19 restrictions. Below are easy read documents to explain how to protect yourself against this and how to get support.