COVID-19 resources for learning disabilities or autism
Take a look at resources that help discussion about COVID-19 with people with learning disabilities or autism.
The Face Covid animation:
and e-book provide practical steps for dealing with COVID-19 and is suitable for some people with learning disabilities and their families/carers.
Our top ten tips for staff supporting patients with learning disabilites or autism during COVID-19.
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London have co-developed a COVID-19 website in an easy to read format that provides a range of resources to support those who have a learning disability, family members and carers, care staff and other professionals.
Public Health England has produced an easy read leaflet on COVID-19 for people with learning disabilities.
Mencap has produced an easy read guide on COVID-19 for people with learning disabilities and information for support workers.
NHS England has launched the Mental Health Learning Disability and Autism Future NHS Collaboration platform which includes a library of information, guidelines and best practice.
The Learning Disability Professional Senate have developed a range of resources:
- to support families / carers of people with learning disabilities through the Coronavirus restrictions
- to use with people with learning disabilities through the Coronavirus restrictions.
Books Beyond Words has published a free to download resource: Beating the Virus – to help discussion about COVID-19 with people with learning disabilities.
NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced a range of Learning Disability and Autism resources for COVID-19 including easy read posters, advice for providers and families, e-learning and infection control resources.
NICE Critical Care Guidance which includes the provision of care and treatment for patients with learning disabilities.
Health Education England has also published a Physical Health Competency Framework for Mental Health and Learning Disability Settings.
Read annual Health Checks for People with a Learning Disability - what people with a learning disability want their families to know.
Read Get Your Check - the yearly health check for people who have a learning disability.
Take a look at Got the T-Shirt! Now ‘Get Your Check’ - Young People who have a Learning Disability and the Annual Health Check.
Learn why people with a learning disability have a health check once a year and the health screening tests that keep us well and prevent serious illness.