Information about coronavirus

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NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Croydon Council https://www.croydon.gov.uk/healthsocial/phealth/coronavirus-information/covid-19-coronavirus

Mencap https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/health/coronavirus-covid-19

SignHealth information in British Sign Language  https://www.signhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/

Taxicard https://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/services/taxicard The scheme has been adapted to help users during the coronavirus pandemic –
You can now use your Taxicard for:
  • Taxicard drivers to pick up and deliver essential supplies for you; and
  • Allow friends and family to travel on your behalf using your Taxicard for the same purpose
More information – https://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/press-release/02-april-2020/covid-19-%E2%80%93-taxicard-changes

Resources to support families / carers of people with learning disabilities through the Coronavirus restrictions https://www.bild.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LD-Senate-Coronavirus-resources-for-use-with-people-with-learning-disabilities-30.3.2020.pdf

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do
Question 15 has been updated to show changes to daily exercise for people with a specific health condition –
15. Can I exercise more than once a day if I need to due to a significant health condition?
You can leave your home for medical need. If you (or a person in your care) have a specific health condition that requires you to leave the home to maintain your health – including if that involves travel beyond your local area – then you can do so. This could, for example, include where individuals with learning disabilities or autism require specific exercise in an open space two or three times each day – ideally in line with a care plan agreed with a medical professional.
Even in such cases, in order to reduce the spread of infection and protect those exercising, travel outside of the home should be limited, as close to your local area as possible, and you should remain at least 2 metres apart from anyone who is not a member of your household or a carer at all times.

 

Easy Read information about coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • New website from Photosymbols with Easy Read information and UK guidance about coronavirus https://www.keepsafe.org.uk/
  • New rules for staying at home and away from others (for everyone) https://www.easy-read-online.co.uk/media/53210/free-document-on-the-lockdown-easy-read-lo-res_v1c.pdf
  • Stay at home (a guide for people with coronavirus) https://www.easy-read-online.co.uk/media/53205/self-isolating-low-res-easy-read_v1a.pdf
  • Changes to the Care Act https://www.keepsafe.org.uk/resources/coroavirus-act-2020-easy-read

Beyond Words books:
  • Beating the Virus https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/downloads-shop/beating-the-virus
  • Good Days and Bad Days During Lockdown https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/downloads-shop/good-days-bad-days
  • Jack Plans Ahead for Coronavirus: a guide for family and carers https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/downloads-shop/jack-plans-ahead-for-coronavirus
  • When someone dies from coronavirus: a guide for families and carers https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/downloads-shop/when-someone-dies-from-coronavirus

 

Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from children https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/

Talking to your child about coronavirus https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

Free book explaining the coronavirus to children https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler

Guidance for carers https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19

 

Local organisations

Croydon Voluntary Action https://cvalive.org.uk/coronavirus/

Carers Information Service http://www.carersinfo.org.uk/news/2020/coronavirus-support-for-croydon-carers

Age UK Croydon https://www.ageuk.org.uk/croydon/about-us/news/articles/2020/food-and-essentials-hub/

Mind In Croydon https://www.mindincroydon.org.uk/useful-links

Croydon Mutual Aid Facebook group can help you to find and join your local WhatsApp group where you can help, or ask for help, in your local community https://www.facebook.com/groups/croydoncovid19/

Things to do online:

Mencap online community https://www.mencap.org.uk/onlinecommunity

National Autistic Society online community https://community.autism.org.uk/

PAMIS support people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and have a virtual activity programme http://pamis.org.uk/services/virtual-activity-programme/

Croydon Libraries have a wide range of books, magazines and films online. If you don’t already have a library card, you can join online too. https://llc.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/croydon/

Information and resources https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/

Dramatize have activities every day at 9 am and 1 pm on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DramatizeTC/ and new videos on their website every day at 10 am and 3 pm http://www.dramatize.co.uk/online-workshops.html

Mencap TV – new videos every day (except Saturday) on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MencapDirector and also shared on their social media
  • Monday – Move with Mencap
  • Tuesday – Cook with Mencap
  • Wednesday – Create with Mencap
  • Thursday – Party with Mencap
  • Friday – Fun with Mencap
  • Sunday – Chill with Mencap

The Baked Bean company have activities on their facebook page and youtube channel https://www.facebook.com/BakedBeanCompany

Drama workshops https://www.dramageezers.com

How to video call your family or friends https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51968122

 

Music

Soundabout Live! https://www.facebook.com/SoundaboutUK

Singing hands https://singinghands.co.uk/

London Mozart Players http://londonmozartplayers.com/athome/

Sofa Singers online choir https://www.thesofasingers.net

Disney music https://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyMusicVEVO

Classical music https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/live-streamed-classical-music-concerts-coronavirus/

Gig Buddies online music performances https://www.facebook.com/coronavirusfest

 

Dance and Exercise

Malooko Dance classes on Zoom, email olivia@malookoo.co.uk for details https://www.facebook.com/malookoodancefitness/

Joy of Sound inclusive dance and movement sessions on Tuesday afternoons https://joyofsound.org/news-post/come-join-our-next-online-dance-session/

Dance Syndrome inclusive dance workshops https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7HCxumGLOPXF-Jodw0gkjw

Family dance workshops https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAC0ZTI5pkuzlbdGtV_-bimq6JL5ArVit

Disney Dance Alongs https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLblqtunh34T0RaoTyPoQDtPLov5_tAcMx

Disney themed fitness https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/indoor-activities

Accessible fitness https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/accessible-activities

NHS fitness suite https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/

Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Go Noodle interactive activities https://family.gonoodle.com/

Cosmic Kids Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Tai Chi https://www.facebook.com/Tai-Chi-Simplicity-628340034256442/

Free fitness videos https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos

Sweaty Betty online fitness https://www.sweatybetty.com/workout-videos.html

 

 

Cooking

Cookability accessible, easy-to-follow cooking videos made by, and for, people with learning disabilities https://www.unitedresponse.org.uk/cookability

BBC Good Food https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/easy

​Easy Baking https://realfood.tesco.com/baking/easy-baking-recipes.html

 

Shows to watch online

Watch a musical for free each weekend on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag

Where to watch theatre shows online https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/stage-shows-musicals-opera-free-stream-online_51198.html

Sadler’s Wells dance shows https://www.facebook.com/SadlersWells/

National Theatre plays https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw

Cirque du Soleil 1 hour specials and more https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueconnect

The Royal Opera House free ballet and opera shows https://www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse

 

Stories

Animated story about social distancing https://youtu.be/DA_SsZFYw0w

Bag Books https://www.facebook.com/bagbooks

Audible Stories https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Bright Stanley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiIizITG4d8

Cbeebies stories https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

Booktrust https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

Oxford Owl has an extensive online e-library with free access to over 100 e-books including Biff, Chip and Kipper books for all levels https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

 

Online jigsaws https://www.crazy4jigsaws.com or http://www.jigzone.com

Online puzzles https://brainbashers.com/puzzles.asp

Lego – challenge videos and fun https://www.legoland.com/california/legoland-california/llcbuildingchallenge/

 

 

Arts and Crafts

https://www.happinessishomemade.net/quick-easy-kids-crafts-anyone-can-make

https://bigdiyideas.com/42-craft-project-ideas-that-easy-to-make-and-sell

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/category/kids-crafts-activities/crafts/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XMF3Inoi8R9nSI8ChOsdQ

 

 

Animals

https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/spotting-sheets

https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/activity-sheets

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/webcams

 

 

Educational

Hungry Little Minds (newborn to age 5) https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

Makaton – free resources https://www.makaton.org/shop/shopping/browseStore/Free-resources

30 day free access to symbols from Widget https://mailchi.mp/widgit/wo

Sensory learning https://inclusiveteach.com/2020/03/20/150-sensory-learning-ideas/

Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Toolkit (from Leeds Community Healthcare Trust) https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/speech-and-language-therapy2/service-downloads/

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Cyberkidz http://www.cyberkidz.mobi/cyberkidz/free-online-educational-kids-games.php

Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-parents

Resources for home education https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

 

 

 

Various (lots of ideas and activities on each link)

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/30-fun-things-home.html

https://www.disability-grants.org/self-isolation-activities.html

https://parityfordisability.org.uk/at-home/

https://www.marchnetwork.org/creative-isolation

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

https://disabilityhorizons.com/2020/04/25-free-things-to-keep-you-entertained-while-in-self-isolation/

 


 

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