COVID-19 resources for users and carers

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Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

Government Digital Service

Main UK Government information hub for Coronavirus (COVID‑19) guidance and information includes: guidance and support, announcements, press conferences and speeches and statistics.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Coronavirus information for Older 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 older people from organisations such as: AgeUK, Alzheimer's Association and Independent Age.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Economic abuse and the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Surviving Economic Abuse

This resource is designed to support your economic wellbeing and your safety if you are living with someone who abuses you. It also contains information on financial support that is available. Please note, this information is being reviewed and updated regularly during the coronavirus outbreak. Last updated 05 June 2020.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Mencap Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and resources

Mencap

Mencap have created a hub of resources for people with a learning disability and families and also for support workers and healthcare professionals working with this group. The hub includes helpful advice and information and covers topics such as: going to hospital, keeping busy and activity ideas, changes to the Care Act, information from other organisations, information for support workers and healthcare professionals.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

COVID-19 and violence against women: What the health sector/system can do

World Health Organization

Briefing that covers how COVID-19 can exacerbate risks of violence for women. Also covers what can be done to address violence against women during the COVID-19 response and tips for coping with stress at home and actions to take if you or your family members are experiencing violence.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Tide COVID-19 resources hub

Life Story Network CIC

Includes a range of information and activities for carers and former carers to connect, and keep well and informed. The hub is organised by these sections: activities for carers and people with dementia; Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) resources; care homes and social care; caring for yourself and wellbeing, grief and bereavement; health; national advice, support and helplines (UK, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales) and UK legislation and guidance.

Last updated on hub: 05 June 2020

Grief and bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic: supporting yourself and others

Public Health Agency

A guide providing advice to help people to understand their experience of grief during the COVID-19 pandemic. It explains some of the emotions which people may experience after the death of a loved one and also offers some advice on what might be helpful. It includes advice for those supporting someone who is grieving. The advice is useful for all; the contacts are specific to Northern Ireland.

Last updated on hub: 04 June 2020

Supporting a person with dementia following bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic

Northern Health and Social Care Trust

A guide providing information to help those supporting people with dementia who have experienced a bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic. It contains suggestions that have been used in palliative care which have been drawn from research and from experience of talking to people with dementia about death and dying.

Last updated on hub: 04 June 2020

Death and grieving in a care home during the COVID-19 pandemic: a guide to supporting staff, residents and their families

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust: Northern Ireland

This guide considers the additional pressures, fears and challenges for care home staff, residents and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides advice on how staff can support residents and their families through the changes in care required by COVID-19, and in the event of deaths, and on how managers and staff can support each other. The advice is useful for all; the contacts are specific to Northern Ireland.

Last updated on hub: 04 June 2020

Staying safe during COVID-19: a guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse

SafeLives

Guide for staying safe during COVID-19 for victims and survivors produced by the charity SaveLives.

Last updated on hub: 04 June 2020