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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments

Advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support. … Read Article about Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments

Too many deaths: an easy-read poster from Photosymbols

A report about the deaths of people with learning disabilities from coronavirus was published in November 2020. It is about people who died from February to June. This poster shows the main findings of the report. It could be used as a discussion … Read Article about Too many deaths: an easy-read poster from Photosymbols

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Meeting with others safely – Seeing friends and family

The Learning Disability Partnership have created an easy-read booklet explaining the latest guidance around meeting others safely, social distancing, the rule of six, and meeting friends and family. You can view the booklet by clicking the … Read Article about Coronavirus (COVID-19): Meeting with others safely – Seeing friends and family

New help on offer for disabled people working from home during the pandemic

Disabled people can now benefit from financial support to work from home, thanks to an extension to the Access to Work scheme. Those working from home or in the workplace with a disability will benefit from extra help, thanks to an extension of … Read Article about New help on offer for disabled people working from home during the pandemic

The next part of the government’s plan to get back to normal

On Friday 24th July 2020 the government released The next chapter in our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, July 2020. This is detailed guidance about our current situation, what has changed and how things will be … Read Article about The next part of the government’s plan to get back to normal

Coronavirus Act 2020: Easy Read

The Coronavirus Act 2020 has been written to help the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic. It says that Local Authorities (councils) can decide not to follow parts of the Care Act. This easy-read guide is about the changes that might need to … Read Article about Coronavirus Act 2020: Easy Read

A message from the Minister for Care, Helen Whately

“The vital role our care sector plays in supporting some of the most vulnerable in our society has never been clearer than over the past weeks and months. This pandemic has shone a light on the brilliant skills, commitment and dedication of you, … Read Article about A message from the Minister for Care, Helen Whately

Coronavirus: Question and answers for people who get a personal budget or personal health budget

The Government have written some guidance aimed at people who receive support via personal budgets or personal health budgets – and take this via a direct payment. It is also relevant to individuals employed via the direct payment, family members, … Read Article about Coronavirus: Question and answers for people who get a personal budget or personal health budget

Translations of the NHS COVID-19 campaign materials

The NHS communications team have translated the 'Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives' slogan and Coronavirus campaign resources into different languages. These may be useful to you or people you support. To download the resources, click the … Read Article about Translations of the NHS COVID-19 campaign materials

The NHS has recently launched the 'Help Us, Help You' campaign. The campaign encourages people to contact their GP if they are worried about a symptom that could be cancer. Find out more: NHS.uk/cancersymptoms ...

Wonderful work from artists supported by @suffolk_artlink ...

You can now download some pictures that help describe ypur reasoning for not wearing a face covering when out and about. Link in bio. ...