Last Updated 15:00pm, 26 August 2020
Guidance for providers supporting people with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health and Autism
Testing in a mental health or learning disability service
The NHS Test and Trace service has produced a Youtube film on how to do a coronavirus test in a mental health or learning disability service.
Department of Health and Social Care guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults.
Easy-read guidance for households with possible infection
Click here to view the easy read guidance.
The Grab and Go guidance
The Grab and Go guide has been designed in partnership with people with learning disabilities, families and nurses. It gives the information that doctors and nurses will need if you go to hospital because of COVID-19 and, for example, are struggling to breathe.
NHS Devon guidance on managing people with LD and autism
NHS Devon has collated useful patient engagement and communication resources on managing people with learning disability, autism or both conditions including links to useful resources.
Free support to anyone with Learning Disability
AutonoME makes its independent living platform FREE to support people with Learning Disabilities through self-isolation.
In response to the Government’s request that people with Learning Disabilities self- isolate, technology start-up AutonoMe offers a FREE version of their platform to any person with a Learning Disability in the UK.
Hoping to alleviate some of the challenges faced by people with Learning Disabilities, AutonoMe will provide through their App’ support for free throughout the Coronavirus pandemic across the UK.
Follow the link to sign up.