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.

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Tell Us About Your Care

The COVID-19 crisis has affected all of us – not just our physical health, but our mental health and our access to services too. We would like you to pass this email or link to your colleagues and those you represent. The regulator for the NHS, pharmacies, and care services in England is The Care Quality Commission (CQC). They have asked that disabled people and their families share with them their experiences through their Tell Us About Your Care campaign. This will enable the CQC to use the evidence they receive to help shape future policy with disabled people and their different needs front and centre.Tell Us About Your Care is a chance for those NHS services to be recognised for their good works, and also to help improve the service where it is not so successful.

 

https://www.cqc.org.uk/give-feedback-on-care?referer=disabilityrights

 

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PLEASE SHARE – HULL CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE

PLEASE SHARE – HULL CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE
Hull City Council has launched a Hull Helpline (01482 300307) to support vulnerable residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The helpline has been set up for those who may have no other means of support and who may need help to access essential items and services including food, health and wellbeing and financial advice.
It is available seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Residents should register their need for support through an online form which is now live on the council’s website hull.gov.uk or by calling the Hull Helpline number on 01482 300307.
Please share details of this page with anyone who would benefit from the support available.
Read the full details on the HullCCNews.
#StayHomeSaveLives #HullTogether

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