SENDMatters: Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

Support and advice - organisations

These pages provide links to national organisations who can provide support and advice for specific groups.

Beyond autism

A range of visual resources for home and school for transitioning back to school after lockdown on the Beyond Autism website.

Carers UK 

Offering emotional, practical and financial guidance for all carers on the Carers UK website 

Contact

Support for families with disabled children about coronavirus - www.contact.org.uk/covid-19

The Council for Disabled Children

Guidance and information on supporting disabled children 

Downs Syndrome Association 

Supporting families, children and young people with Downs Syndrome through their easy read pages  www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

The Family Fund

The UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people www.familyfund.org.uk/news/coronavirus-and-family-fund

Mencap

Information about coronavirus including an easy read guide, downloadable posters and a family support helpline - www.mencap.org.uk/coronavirus

The Migrant Information Hub

Keeping the migrant community informed and safe www.migrantinfohub.co.uk/

MIND

A guide to mental health and wellbeing www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

National Autistic Society

Guidance for parents and young people and a social story for talking to an autistic relative about the coronavirus -

www.autism.org.uk/coronavirus

Sense

Accessible information for the deaf, blind community www.sense.org.uk/get-support/information-and-advice/accessible-information-on-coronavirus

Scope

A range of advice and information resources including benefits, accessing health food and receiving support from social care services

www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/coronavirus

Sibs

Information for parents and carers on helping siblings of disabled children. Additional support for siblings during the COVID19 pandemic https://www.sibs.org.uk/coronavirus/

Turn2us

Advice and online resources on benefits, applying for grants and changes due to coronavirus. Turn2us have free online tools, including a benefits checker and grants search www.turn2us.org.uk/get-support/Coronavirus-Help.

WellChild

Online information for parents, including guidance on how to keep your child safe www.wellchild.org.uk/coronavirus/.

Roma Support Group

Rsources for the Roma community in several languages www.romasupportgroup.org.uk/resources-for-the-roma-community.html.

UK Youth and National Youth Agency

Support for youth workers and young people www.ukyouth.org/2020/03/18/coronavirus-advice/

Young Minds

Supporting young people to get the mental health support they need quickly https://youngminds.org.uk/

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