• Easy read coronavirus information
      • Beyond Words books
      • YouTube videos about coronavirus
      • Other coronavirus information
      • Coronavirus information aimed at children
      • Coronavirus information aimed at families / carers
      • Support from local organisations



 KeepSafe – a new website from Photosymbols about coronavirus


Easy Read online –

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Looking after your feelings and your body (pdf)

Getting NHS help when you need it during the coronavirus outbreak (pdf)

Easy News Issue 41 – Coronavirus Special Edition


Beyond Words books, free downloads:


Covid-19 (Coronavirus) – an accessible guide for people with a learning disability

Explaining Coronavirus for People with Learning Disabilities

Explaining Social Distancing for People with Learning Disabilities


NHS website – the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

Croydon Council  – coronavirus information and service updates 

Disabled Children’s Partnership – coronavirus help and support page

Mencap –  information and resources on the coronavirus

SignHealth – coronavirus updates in British Sign Language

Special Needs Jungle – information and resources  

Taxicard  – During the pandemic – your Taxicard can be used for –

    • Taxicard drivers to pick up and deliver essential supplies to you or
    • Your friends and family to pick up and deliver essential supplies to you


Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from children

Young Minds: Talking to your child about coronavirus

#COVIBOOK – Supporting and reassuring children by Manuela Molina

Coronavirus – a book for children (pdf) or read online on ISSUU

My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19! from IASC (pdf)

How to NOT go to School, Parsley Mimblewood Saves the World, by Mike Forde

Staying Home by Sally Nicholls and Viviane Schwarz (pdf)

Time to Come In, Bear: an animated story about social distancing (YouTube)

The Wiggles Social Distancing song (YouTube)

Dave the dog is worried about coronavirus by Molly Watts (pdf)

Dr Dog explains coronavirus by Lydia Monks and Professor James Logan (pdf)

Supporting Children with LD/ASD Coping with COVID-19 Isolation (pdf)


Carers UK – Coronavirus Guidance

Contact – for families with disabled children – coping at home

Learning Disability Professional Senate:


Together Matters – emergency planning for family carers supporting an adult

WellChild – covid-19 information for parents and carers


Age UK Croydon – Food and Essentials Hub for older people

Carers Information Service – coronavirus support for Croydon carers

Croydon BME forum – running Zoom sessions, details on Facebook

Croydon Mutual Aid Facebook group – neighbours helping neighbours

Croydon Vision – online sessions, helping members with meals and shopping

Croydon Voluntary Action’s Coronavirus support – helpline, links, food deliveries

Mind in Croydon – mental health support, helpline, advocacy, food deliveries


Easy read guide – Staying Safe on Social Media and Online

Thinkuknow – activities to help parents and children learn about online safety 

BBC Step-by-step guide: How to video call your family or friends

How to use Zoom online video meetings

ClearCommunityWeb helps develop digital skills in

    • older people
    • vulnerable adults
    • carers

They can help people set up

    • email
    • video chat
    • online shopping
    • essential form filling