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Wandsworth's SEND Local Offer: National Resources during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus image and link to Community Hub

To help you get through this difficult time, we have gathered on this webpage some of the resources created by expert professional colleagues across the UK.

There is a Signposting Tool - How to Get Help on the GOV.UK website. It covers a range of circumstances including feeling unsafe, going in to work, paying bills or being unemployed, getting food, having somewhere to live and mental health and wellbeing. People answer a series of statements via a simple check box system and a diagnostic is produced based on their needs with suggested sources of help and support.

You can also find some national SEND resources on the GOV.UK website. These include educational apps and games, and will be extended as new resources are made available.

Stressed, anxious?

Covibook -  an interactive resource to support and reassure during the coronavirus, available in different languages for children aged 7 and under

National Autistic Societyguidance for parents and young people and a social story for talking to an autistic relative about the coronavirus.

Downs Syndrome Association - stay safe easy read guide

Teen Calm's 9 Ways To Ease Lockdown For Your Autistic Child

Useful video with tips on planning and structuring your day for neuro-diverse children and young people in social isolation from East London Foundation Trust. 

Young Minds - Coronavirus - Mental Health Support information Talking to children about coronavirus, tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing

Young Minds - Advice for young people on the Coronavirus

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Free Makaton resources on the Makaton website.

The Social Care Institute for Excellence have their regularly updated "COVID-19 guide for carers and family supporting adults and children with learning disabilities or autistic adults and children".

The GOV.UK website also has advice about exercise for people with a significant health condition, for example learning difficulties or autism.

As well as ideas to support home learning and keeping your children and young people busy, we have included some wellbeing support and resources, as this is a strange and unusual time for everyone.

We will all find something about the lockdown difficult to cope with, so please give some of these ideas a try, and please remember that you can still call (or email and request a call back) many of your usual support services for a chat. It can be helpful to share your worries, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If you, or someone you know, is in need of immediate support during this time, please visit the Community Hub.  This is particularly for those elderly and/or vulnerable residents without support networks, who need support to access medical/care services and food supplies. This is to help those most in need stay safe and well while they self-isolate at home.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact:

SEND Local Offer Team

dcr-wand@wandsworth.gov.uk