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Corona Virus Related Resources

Corona Virus Related Resources

During this pandemic, we realise that many of our visitors, their parents, carers and teachers will be struggling and we want to do what we can to help. We have gathered information & links to some helpful resources below.

Disabled Children’s Partnership

https://disabledchildrenspartnership.org.uk/coronavirus/ 

This website includes links to :

Official government advice, resources for DCP organisations, resources relating to particular conditions, regional specific resources, helplines and other sources of advice and guidance.


Well Child

COVID-19 Direct Response Service

WellChild are offering a direct response service to try and help families with a disabled member to get the things they need. This could include access to food delivery, prescription collection, PPE.


Active Cumbria

https://www.activecumbria.org/behealthybeactive/stay-work-out/

Active Cumbria have pulled together a whole host of resources for staying active at home.


Family Fund

https://www.familyfund.org.uk/help-and-support-coronavirus

This webpage includes links to government guidance, charities and organisations, local help, finances and advice on mental health and well being.


Short Breaks Scotland

Short Breaks for Strange Times

This web page has links to “short breaks for strange times” including everything from online courses, virtual museums, exercise programmes, read-a-longs and websites for children and young people.


Mind Over Mountains

https://mindovermountains.org.uk/

Mind Over Mountains have been hosting free 30 minute mindfulness sessions on Tuesdays at noon via their Facebook page.


Sight Advice

https://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk/independent-living/Covid-19/

Sight Advice have put together some FAQ’s about corona virus on their website for people with visual impairments.


National Autistic Society

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

This website has a whole hub of information for people with autism and learning disabilities including Benefits and Employment, Social Care, Health and Well being and Resources for families.


Mind

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Mind is a national mental health charity and their website has lots of practical information and advice to help with you well being.


NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/coronavirus-supporting-children-special-educational-needs-disabilities/

The NSPCC have put together some helpful resources including how to help children with special needs and support if you’re struggling including links to online counsellors & homeschooling children with SEND


Special Needs Jungle

https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/latest-coronavirus-information-relevant-for-send-families/ 

This blog provides advice for families with a disabled child. The corona section of their website has helpful up to date information relevant for SEND families.


The Money Advice Service

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/charitable-grants-for-ill-or-disabled-people

The money advice service provides information and search tools to look for financial donations that you don’t have to repay. Many UK charities & trusts provide grants to help with the extra cost of ill health or disability – on this site you can search for what grants are available and information on how to apply.


Scope

https://www.scope.org.uk/coronavirus-information/

Scope is a charity fighting for equality for disabled people. They have lot’s of resources as well as an online community where you can join discussions with others who may be in a similar situation to you. There is also the opportunity to share your experience of corona virus/lock down with Scope, to help influence Government decision makers.


My Tutor

Useful tips and ideas for parents homeschooling their children during the COVID-19 lockdown. Written by Emma Bradley, a qualified teacher and mum of three, the blog is full of details from her personal experience – a great source of inspiration for other parents.

Homeschooling during COVID-19: how one family is doing it


 

 

Please let us know if you have come across any other helpful resources that you’d like us to add to the list above by emailing martha@bendrigg.org.uk