We are working hard to stay abreast of the latest updates regarding COVID-19.  

There are some really useful easy read resources for people we support about coping with COVID-19 e.g. feeling down, getting a good nights sleep, being active and much much more - please take the time to look at these.

https://www.scld.org.uk/covid-19-guided-self-help-booklet-series//

We are getting regular updates from the Government, Public Health England, the NHS and Liverpool City Council.

The Government Advice is  STAY HOME, STAY SAFE  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Check out the Liverpool City Council Website for the latest news - attached are links to an e-form (electronic form) for people to fill in if they need help and cannot leave the house due to Coronavirus and there is no one who can help - they will try to find someone who can pick up your prescription or shopping, or have a friendly chat.

https://forms.liverpool.gov.uk/contour-forms/support-request-eform

Also on the Liverpool City Council Website is this link for advice and support for carers.

The NHS has useful information on it's website if you would like to find out more click on the link  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Our Mental Health and Wellbeing is really important at this time and the NHS also have links to tips at staying at home - and we are really keen to see what people are getting up to whilst at home so please keep sending photos in to the Comms phone so we can keep in touch and see each other via Facebook and twitter.  the NHS has some tips for staying at home https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

We have some easy read documents from our friends at Mencap Liverpool and Sefton  http://www.mencapliverpool.org.uk/covid-19/ that can help people we support understand better what is going on as this is a confusing time and we do not know when it will end.

NHS-Stay-at-Home-Advice-Mencap-Liverpool-Sefton.pdf

Self-Isolating-Easy-Read.pdf

How-to-look-after-your-Mental-Health-ER-Mencap-Liverpool-Sefton.pdf

Easy_read_guidance_on_shielding_March_2020.pdfEasy_read_guidance_on_shielding_March_2020.pdf

There is also Easy Read Information about Scams as unfortunately some people are taking advantage of this situation.

Covid-19-Scams.pdf

IDEAS FOR KEEPING BUSY AND ACTIVE

  • If you work, live or study in Liverpool you are entitled to free access to our digital library - https://www.readliverpool.co.uk/ - check out the audio books and much more

  • Every morning at 10.30am Monday to Friday Helen from Fitness and Fun is doing Chair Exercises for people - get active and get involved!  https://www.facebook.com/fitnessfunhelen/

  • Why not take a trip to the theatre from the comfort of your own home?  Every Thursday the National Theatre will be streaming a new play for a week for you to watch
  • Feeling arty? Each week our friends at In Another Place are posting videos to create different things - why not give it a go?