Specific Disabilities/Health Conditions and Also easy read resources for Covid-19/General advice

Covid-19 (Corona Virus) advice for health conditions and a wide range of disabilities, including accessible information for individuals with learning disabilities or needing social stories, as well as links to the health situation for various chronic health conditions.

HFT Video about Covid 19 for learning disabilities 


Asthma.  https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/

Autoimmune disease.  https://avivaromm.com/covid-19-autoimmune-disease/

Autism and Covid-19 Help, Autism Speaks, especially useful for helping you manage these uncertain times due to Coronavirus.  https://www.autismspeaks.org/covid-19-information-and-resources-adults-spectrum

Autism.  A resource for individuals using ACC communication to help them understand Coronavirus.  https://praacticalaac.org/praactical/praactical-resources-dealing-with-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Autism.  A useful social story about the virus from South End Learning Trust.  http://www.southendlearningnetwork.co.uk/Pages/Download/c0891046-2556-4369-ac94-c45b41cbbcca

Autism.  Non-verbal communication resource about the virus by books without words.  https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/downloads-shop/beating-the-virus?fbclid=IwAR09xhyCtgVZBkih90KKmoNCfaNiUKP9gygpOk5kkObrzka413vUrov2HXY

Autism.  A Talking Mats resource for understanding Covid-19.  https://www.talkingmats.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20200324-coronvirus-easy-read-v3_.pdf

Cancer Macmillan.  https://www.macmillan.org.uk/coronavirus/cancer-and-coronavirus

Cancer Cancer Research.  https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/coronavirus-and-cancer

Cardiomyopathy (heart muscle charity)  https://www.cardiomyopathy.org/news--media/latest-news/post/463-coronavirus

Cerebral Palsy Scope.  https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/cp-and-coronavirus/

Crohn’s and Colitis.  https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19-advice

Cystic Fibrosis CFF.  https://www.cff.org/Life-With-CF/Daily-Life/Germs-and-Staying-Healthy/What-Are-Germs/COVID-19-Community-Questions-and-Answers/

Cystic Fibrosis Trust.  https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/Life-with-cystic-fibrosis/Coronavirus/staying-home-and-shielding

Advice about Corona virus for deaf young people and families from NDCS   https://www.ndcs.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-and-support-for-deaf-children-information-for-families/

Diabetes UK.  https://www.diabetes.org.uk

Ehlers-danios EDS.  https://www.ehlers-danlos.org/news/eds-and-coronavirus-covid-19/

Heart Disease and Heart Failure. British Heart Foundation.  https://www.world-heart-federation.org/covid-19-outbreak/

HIV, Terrance Higgins Trust.  https://www.tht.org.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19

Kidney Conditions, Kidney Care Trust.  https://www.kidneycareuk.org/news-and-campaigns/coronavirus-advice/

Kidney Conditions, National Kidney Foundation.  https://www.kidney.org/covid-19

Learning Disabilities and Covid-19. Mencap.  https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/health/coronavirus-covid-19

Beyond Wordshave produced a book on Covid 19 for those with learning disabilities https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/coping-with-coronavirus

Learning Disabilities England have collated a Learning Disabilities pack to help understand Covid 19 and manage concerns. Also includes activity suggests for isolation  http://www.learningdisabilityengland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/LD-Senate-Coronavirus-resources-for-use-by-families-27.3.2020.pdf  

Learning Disabilities Wales,
Easy Read Covid-19 resources.  https://www.ldw.org.uk/project/coronavirus/

Keep SafeOffer a range of editable clear health posters about Covid 19 and related topics like why People where PPE, understanding social distancing, shielding, explaining that health care is still open, explaining how to stay safe and topics like domestic violence all posters aimed at individuals with learning disabilitieshttps://www.keepsafe.org.uk/resources/editable-posters

Get Checked out Leedshas some great easy read Covid 19 relevant posters suitable for individuals who have learning disabilities including covering hand washing, understanding the virus symptoms, understanding testing for the virus, understanding social isolation and other useful resources from health passports to ensure needs are understood and colouring activity pages https://www.keepsafe.org.uk/resources/editable-posters

SCLD Feeling anxious about Corona Virus activity book for self helpfor individuals with learning disabilities https://www.scld.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Feeling-Anxious-about-Coronavirus-Booklet.pdf

Lung Conditions like COPD.  British Lung Foundation.  https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus

Liver Conditions. https://britishlivertrust.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-health-advice-for-people-with-liver-disease-and-liver-transplant-patients/

Motor Neurone Disease, MND Foundation.  https://www.mndassociation.org/mnd-and-coronavirus/

Muscular Dystrophy.  https://www.musculardystrophyuk.org/get-the-right-care-and-support/coronavirus-information-and-advice-for-people-with-muscle-wasting-conditions/

MS.  MS Society.  https://www.mssociety.org.uk/about-ms/treatments-and-therapies/disease-modifying-therapies/covid-19-coronavirus-and-ms

Organ Transplant Conditions, British Transplant Society.  https://bts.org.uk/information-resources/covid-19-information/

Parkinson’s UK.  https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/news/understanding-coronavirus-and-parkinsons

Sickle Cell.  https://www.sicklecellsociety.org/coronavirus-and-scd/

Stroke and Covid-19, Stroke Association.  https://www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/coronavirus-covid-19-and-stroke

Corona Virus (Covid 19) useful General links for England

NHS advice on Self isolation and treatment if you have Corona Virus https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/

Testing and Tracing advice Corona Virus https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/

Health conditions that put people at higher risk from Corona virus https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/

Using the NHS and similar services at this time of Corona virus https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/social-distancing/using-the-nhs-and-other-health-services/

Understanding Social Distancing https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/social-distancing/what-you-need-to-do/ 

Latest Corona virus government information https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Corona virus advice from the government if you are extremely vulnerable and have been asked to shield  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

111 NHS support for Corona Virus https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

Other Parts of the UK

Scotland NHS Corona Virus advice https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

Wales NHS Corona Virus advice https://111.wales.nhs.uk/coronavirus(2019ncov)

Northern Island Corona Virus advice https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19

 

 

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