Getting Support

Funds are available for children with disabilities to buy equipment during the pandemic. Delivered in the form of grants usually worth £400 to £500, the direct support will help families with the cost of equipment such as computers, specialist assistive technology and educational toys to make their lives easier whilst implementing social distancing measures.  The funds are allocated by the Family Fund and more details can be found here 

Need help at home? Our Care and Support Team are able to offer 1:1 support for families. We understand you may be worried about someone coming into your home but we are taking every precaution to ensure our staff and the people we support are protected. Please contact us if you need help

Dealing with a bereavement:  Here is some useful information for dealing with a loss, including resources about how to discuss death to a person with a learning disability

NSPCC information
Resources are available from the NSPCC website for parents and families during this current time. Information includes:

  • talking to children worried about coronavirus
  • working from home with children
  • online safety.

Providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults:  This guidance is for those who provide unpaid care, such as friends or family, to adults with learning disabilities and autism.  This information also applies to those looking after children with disabilities.  The guidance aims to help those with caring responsibilities keep people safe and well, to support them to understand the changes they need to make during the COVID-19 outbreak, and to protect their own wellbeing.  For full information please click on this link

'Grab and Go' is an information sheet that you can fill out whilst you are feeling well explaining how you would like to be supported if you become unwell.  Click on the link for the Grab and Go form and click on this link for information and guidance on filling out the form

Need help at home? Our Care and Support Team are able to offer 1:1 support for families. We understand you may be worried about someone coming into your home but we are taking every precaution to ensure our staff and the people we support are protected. Please contact us if you need help

Two of our groups are now running virtual sessions - the Day Opportunities Group and the Profound & Multiple Disabilities Group.These have been a lot of fun and are a great way to keep in touch. The activities are varied and include learning about health and well being, fitness, crafts, nutrition, gardening, quizzes, baking and guest speakers with their specialist topic.