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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

Specialist services

Last Updated 15:00pm, 26 August 2020


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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.

COVID-19 Grab and Go guide. Guidance notes

COVID-19 Grab and Go form

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.

Guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol

New guidance has been issued for services and commissioners working with people using drugs and alcohol.

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