Coronavirus: Learning Disability & Other Disability Support

In these challenging times, many organisations are still providing support to individuals with learning and other disabilities. Please see the services below for support with disabilities.


National Autistic Society – Coronavirus Resource Page – Includes resources and tips for autistic people and families, information on benefits and employment, going out and shielding, education and school and much more –

National Autistic Society – Autism Helpline 0808 800 4104 (10am-3pm, Monday to Friday)

Disability Resource Centre – Offering services such as phone sessions to help learn digital skills, support with finances, life skills, benefits, employment and training support, etc –

CASBA – If you care for an adult with a learning disability, or you yourself as a Carer has a learning disability, CASBA is an independent organisation that can help with friendly phone calls, essential shopping, advocacy, etc. They can be reached on 0121 475 0777, or

ChatterPack – Voluntary-run special educational needs & disabilities hub with an array of tools and ideas to support learning at home –

CONTACT – Advice and support for families with disabled children, including help and advice with education, financial and legal matters – 0808 808 3555 or

COVID-19 Specific Updates & Support: – Ensuring information is available in British Sign Language  (BSL) – Updated daily – COVID-19 information available in alternative formats (e.g. BSL/Easy Read etc) – Guidelines for supporting people with additional needs during COVID-19 closures

If you need any further support, we can help signpost you to the best support available for you. Please contact us on or 0845 241 2173.