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.

And of course we'll be posting all the latest news on our Facebook and Twitter pages too.

You can also keep up-to-date with everything by signing up to What's new, our regular free e-newsletter.

Back to school advice (England)

UK-wide education updates

Children with health & social care needs

Coronavirus, welfare benefits and money

Your family's wellbeing

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.

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