CHOICES AND RIGHTS DISABILITY COALITION (CARDC)

 COVID 19 UPDATE WE ARE OPEN BUT HOME WORKING

As an organisation run and managed by disabled people, a number of our staff are classed as ‘vulnerable people who live with underlying health conditions’.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have taken the difficult but necessary decision to restrict access to our offices – The majority of our staff will work from home and we will continue to provide advice and support to disabled people, their families and statutory and voluntary organisation. If you need any help, information, or paperwork, wherever possible please email us at office@choicesandrights.org.uk or email the relevant staff member if you have their details. You can still phone our office (01482) 878778 but as there will only be a skeleton staff, it may take longer than usual to return your call. Please do not call into the office in order to protect you and our staff.
Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

 

 

 

 

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KEEPING PEOPLE WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY AND/OR AUTISM CONNECTED

 

 

KEEPING PEOPLE WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY
AND/OR AUTISM CONNECTED

Many people with a learning disability and/or autism will become increasingly vulnerable during the current Covid-19 crisis. In response to this, the new “Keeping People with a Learning Disability and/or Autism Connected” project is being launched with a focus on people who already lead independent lives but do not routinely access services or support. It is co-ordinated by Inclusion North, Humber Transforming Care, and Choices & Rights Disability Coalition.
Choices & Rights will offer support with any practical issues, and continue to support them to access help and gain whatever information, advice, and resources are needed. They will receive calls from specialist staff, who will support them with understanding information relating to Coronavirus, talk through their worries and offer some reassurance. If a person is in crisis we are able to refer to the appropriate service with their consent.
Contact:
catherine@choicesandrights.org.uk
Text: 077 155 62 448
Phone: 077 155 62 448 (4pm – 8pm)
C&R office: (01482) 878778
If the person consents and would prefer to be contacted by us, please email us their details. They will be given options for their preferred method of communication at initial contact. Follow up contact can be made if needed. Even if you are not sure if a person has Autism, ADHD or a Learning disability, but it’s clear they are feeling isolated and in need of help, please encourage them to use this new, free service.