COVID-19 resources for users and carers

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Supporting care-experienced children and young people during the Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath

British Psychological Society

This advice is intended for foster and kinship carers, adoptive parents, and professionals who work with care-experienced children in schools, residential care homes and other settings across the United Kingdom. The term ‘care-experienced’ is used with reference to all looked after and adopted children and those in kinship or residential care. The guidance has a focus on thinking about care-experienced children and young people particularly in relation to education during the Covid-19 pandemic. It covers self-care; support in feeling safe; stay connected; making the most of opportunities; and supporting transitions.

Last updated on hub: 16 June 2020

Caring safely at home

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE's video-based resource designed for unpaid/informal carers. You may be caring for family members, friends or neighbours at home.

Last updated on hub: 11 June 2020

The Academy of Fabulous Stuff: COVID-19 resources and innovations

Academy of Fabulous Stuff

During the COVID-19 crisis the NHS and Social Care will be at its innovative best; finding new and better ways, developing resilience, being kind and improving the patient experience. Platform for sharing lots of innovative examples of practice.

Last updated on hub: 10 June 2020

COVID-19 GUIDE 2: everyday Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI) situations

Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment Support UK

Hi-VisUK information and guidance series is designed to help those supporting or caring for an older person with Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI) during this COVID-19. This guide covers everyday DSI situations.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

COVID-19 GUIDE 1: Visiting someone with Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI) at their home

Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment Support UK

Hi-VisUK information and guidance series is designed to help those supporting or caring for an older person with Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI) during this COVID-19. This guide covers visiting someone with DSI at their home.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

COVID-19 care and support jargon buster (explainer)

Think Local Act Personal

The TLAP care and support jargon buster has been updated with plain English definitions of the most commonly used jargon relating to coronavirus.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

COVID-19: Individual employer

Skills for Care

Find information and guidance for people and families employing personal assistants using a personal budget from health or social care or their own money. FAQs have been developed which may be of help to you during this challenging time.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Carers UK

Carers UK hub of resources aimed at carers and those they care for during the Coronavirus pandemic. Includes links to: guidance, Frequently asked questions (FAQs), further support, protecting your mental wellbeing, A-Z of changes to benefits, assessments and support – COVID-19, protecting who you care for, making a plan working and caring, staying safe - FAQs, managing food and medication and keeping active and well.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Coronavirus information for children and young people

Health Education England

Health Education England's Library and Knowledge Services team identified that it is difficult to find information about COVID-19 in accessible formats and for specific patient groups. This webpage provides links to resources suitable for children and young people. for example, 'Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus' book; What parents need to know about Coronavirus'; and Monkey Wellbeing.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Coronavirus resources: accessible formats

Health Education England

Health Education England's Library and Knowledge Services team identified that it is difficult to find information about COVID-19 in accessible formats and for specific patient groups. This webpage provides links to resources in different formats including: Cornavirus picture vocabulary, video based information, easy read formats, audio formats, Makaton and British Sign Language.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020