Coronavirus: Further information

The accessible documents and links below will help to explain what is happening in more detail. Easy read documents display as a thumbnail image in the sections below with links to further information appearing underneath. Our staff will use these and other tools to help customers talk about what is happening and explain it in simple terms.

Face coverings and social distancing

Click here to watch Gary Bourlet from Learning Disability England explain the general guidance on face coverings.

Click here for Government guidance on face coverings including when to wear one, how to make your own, mobile phone exemption badges.

Click here for 'Please give me space' social distancing cards and badges.

Your health

Click here for 'Books Beyond Words' free resource on Coping with Coronavirus.

For latest information about NHS Test and Trace go here: https://bit.ly/2MsTh0e

NHS 111: https://bit.ly/2ILlAVT

Department of Health: https://bit.ly/38GrxxS

Government Better Health Campaign

Easy Meals App for healthy eating options

Health Swap App healthy living for people with Down's Syndrome

Health and Wellbeing

It is more important than ever to take care of our mental wellbeing as well as our physical health. Research from the New Economics Foundation have found that there are 5 key things (known as the 5 Ways to Wellbeing) that we can all do to maintain good mental health.

Government guidance on how to look after your health and wellbeing during COVID-19 is here.

NHS website has pulled together the contact details for mental health helplines: here

Information on maintaining good mental health during coronavirus: here

Information on maintaining good mental health during coronavirus: here

10 tips to help is you are worried about coronavirus (from NHS One You) is here

Mental Wellbeing whilst staying at home (from NHS One You) is here

Coronavirus and your wellbeing (from Mind, the mental health charity) is here

Some of the PDFs above have been created by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability. More of their self-help booklets are available here

Anxiety UK's support and resources hub is here

Activity ideas and information from Mencap are available here

For creative activities produced by the Sensory Trust click here

For Resources from Music Therapy Works click here

Information for shared owners and tenants

Following Government guidance, we have continued to provide essential services during lockdown. We have gradually opened out more services (such as a wider range of repairs and maintenance), whilst still being very careful about safety precautions.

Information for Support customers

We continue to provide high quality support across our services, and we are incredibly proud of the commitment and hard work of our staff to make sure this continues in these trying times

Further information

The easy read documents on this page help to explain what is happening.

Our staff will use these tools to help customers talk about the current situation and explain it in simple terms.