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.

Organisations:

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 – https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.aspx

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 – http://www.disability.co.uk/changes-to-services-during-covid-19/

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, casba@btconnect.com or https://www.casba.org.uk

ChatterPack – Voluntary-run special educational needs & disabilities hub with an array of tools and ideas to support learning at home – https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-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 https://contact.org.uk

COVID-19 Specific Updates & Support:

https://signhealth.org.uk/resources/coronavirus/ – Ensuring information is available in British Sign Language  (BSL) – Updated daily

https://gloshospitals-nhs.libguides.com/welcome/covidaltformats – COVID-19 information available in alternative formats (e.g. BSL/Easy Read etc)

http://www.cheeverstown.ie/wp-content/uploads/Supporting-people-with-additional-needs-during-Covid-19-closures-Final-2.pdf – 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 contact@metabolicsupportuk.org or 0845 241 2173.