Important information about Covid-19 coronavirus for families with disabled children
With so much out there about Covid-19 (coronavirus) and confusion about the virus and its impact on families with disabled children, we wanted to make sure we offered you somewhere to go where all the most important information you need is in the one place.
We will keep adding to this pages as and when the situation changes, so please keep checking back for additional information and resources that could be useful to you and your family.
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Latest coronavirus guidance in your nation
Each nation has different guidance on dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic:
Mencap has produced easy read guides to the latest coronavirus alert levels.
Support from Contact
To help with the extra challenges that families have to face because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we've introduced a number of new free services to give you a helping hand.
Virtual family workshops
Our popular free workshops programme is now online.
Topics include: Money matters, Encouraging Positive Behaviour, Wellbeing for you, and Managing your child's sleep.
Visit our family workshops page for upcoming dates.
Listening Ear service
Our 'Listening Ear' service which provides free 1-1 support for parents via a telephone appointment with one our family support advisers, at a time that suits you.
We can help with emotional support, strategies for reducing your child's anxiety and challenging behaviour or help you with structuring the day.