We know this is a difficult and unusual time and Learning Disability England has pulled together in one place some useful information and resources to help you. These include:
- links to easy read guidance
- information about how to keep safe and well during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
- guidance around social distancing, self-isolating and keeping well
- information to help you should you need to go to hospital
- Coronavirus vaccine information guide
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation has produced some information cards that people can print off and take out to explain this to people.
Beyond Words has free resources to support people who find pictures easier to understand than words.
Mencap have produced a hospital passport to support autistic people and people with learning disabilities during the current pandemic.
Further information and support can be found on the following sites:
NHS England and NHS Improvement have developed a short film for people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people about vaccination. It describes what a vaccine is, how vaccines are made, why you should get a vaccine, whether a vaccine can make you ill and how to decide whether to have a vaccine or not.
Useful information about the vaccine:
Information about the covid vaccine: Learning Disability England and Skills for People video (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
A guide to you Covid-19 vaccination- Easy read (UK Health Security Agency / NHS)
What to expect after vaccination - Easy read (UK Health Security Agency / NHS)
Information about vaccines: for people with learning disabilities and autistic people - Roger and Katie video (NHS England and NHS Improvement)