CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION LINKS FROM A WIDE RANGE OF ORGANISATIONS

 

The Latest Updated Guidance:

New: Guidance for parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak
New: Guidance on staying safe outside the home
New: Public have been advised to cover their faces whilst in public spaces
Updated: FAQs re what people can and can’t do
Updated: guidance re social distancing
Updated: Information about applying for a Covid-19 test
Updated: Guidance for people receiving direct payments

 

Coronavirus Information:

The latest updates: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The Government website has information about how to protect yourself and others, steps communities should be taking, and updates on coronavirus cases in the UK. 

The latest medical advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
The NHS explains the symptoms of coronavirus, how to avoid catching and spreading it, and advice for people at high risk.

Guidance on social distancing: https://www.gov.uk/
The Government states what steps need to be taken when it comes to social distancing, particularly for vulnerable people.

Campaign materials: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/
Public Health England has a number of resources, such as leaflets, posters, and guides.

 

Helpful information for staff and volunteers:

Government - Guidance on who is a key worker and educational provision

NHS Digital - New online service providing proof of coronavirus absence from work

Government - How to access financial support if you or your business is affected

Mind - Supporting yourself and your team's wellbeing

 

Helpful information from a wide range of organisations:

 

Age:

Age UK - Coronavirus information for older people and Practical ways to help older people

The Silverline - 24/7 helpline for older people  who want a friendly chat - The Silverline

Independent Age - Regular phonecalls for older people - Independent Age

Coronavirus and social isolation - Campaign to End Loneliness

 

Autism:

Autism - National Autistic Society - Information about coronavirus
Coronavirus - your stories: Stories from the spectrum

 

Benefits & Debt:

Gov.uk - All face-to-face assessments for sickness and disability benefits suspended for 3 months

Universal Credit - Coronavirus and claiming benefits

Disability and benefits - Turn2Us - Benefits and coronavirus

Debt - Step Change Debt and coronavirus

 

Carers:

Carers UK - Information for unpaid carers – Carers UK

Joint Statement from Carers Trust and Carers UK


Children:

Children's Commissioner - Childrens Guide To Coronavirus   

Children and young people - Compass Buzz Coronavirus activities for children

YoungMinds - What to do if you’re anxious about coronavirus

BBC - How to talk to children about coronavirus

Coronavirus: Here’s some advice if you’re worried about it (Newsround)

The Mix - Help, I’m worried about  coronavirus

 

Community:

Wandsworth Community Hub – Community Hub

Community – Wandsworth Council

Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK

Covid Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the covid-19 outbreak in the UK. It focuses onproviding resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need - Find your local group

SEND have links to several support services in Wandsworth - Support services 
as well as some tips on how to keep kids and young people entertained - click here 

 

Dementia:

Dementia - Alzheimer’s Society - Information for people affected by dementia

 

Disabilties:

Scope - Coronavirus information

 

Domestic Abuse:

IDAS -Coronavirus updateWebsite live chat, Monday-Friday, 4pm-6pm

Women’s Aid - The impact of COVID-19 on women and children experiencing domestic abuse, and the life-saving services that support them

 

Drug and alcohol:

Wandsworth Consortium Drug & Alcohol Services - www.wcdas.com/

 

Hearing impairment:

Hearing Loss - Your COVID-19 Hearing Loss Survival Guide

 

Homelessness:

Groundswell – Support for people for people experiencing homelessness

 

Languages:

Other languages - Information in other languages including Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Dari, Farsi, French, Hindi, Kurdish Surani, Malayalam, Mandarin, Pashto, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

 

Learning Difficulties:

Easy Read - Advice about coronavirus – easy-read-online.co.uk

Wash your hands more often – Public Health England

Information about coronavirus – Mencap

 

Mental Health:

Rethink Mental Illness - Coronavirus: Advice for carers of those with severe mental illness

Calm - Helpline and webchat for men of all ages - CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably

Mental Health and Wellbeing – NHS List of mental health helplines

Changes to mental health legislation under the coronavirus bill

Coronavirus and social isolation - Campaign to End Loneliness

Mind - Coronavirus and your wellbeing and Plan for staying at home or indoors

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England - Supporting your mental health while working from home

Independent Age - Regular phonecalls for older people - Independent Age

The Silverline - 24/7 helpline for older people  who want a friendly chat - The Silverline

Elefriends - Supportive online community run by Mind for people experiencing mental health difficulties - Elefriends

Samaritans - Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year - Samaritans

FarmWell - Isolation and loneliness

Mental Health Foundation - Looking after your mental health during the outbreak

National Survivor User Network - Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - Coronavirus anxiety: how to cope if you’re feeling anxious about the outbreak

World Health Organization - Coping with stress during the outbreak

The Sanctuary is an online group created specifically in response to the coronavirus and subsequent social distancing & anxieties this could lead to for people with an eating disorder. A safe space for people with an eating disorder to share concerns and advice on how they are coping with the pandemic - Beat Eating Disorders

Rethink Mental Illness - Coronavirus: Advice for carers of those with severe mental illness

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England - Supporting your mental health while working from home

Anxiety UK - Coronanxiety support and resources

 

Pregnancy:

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - Information about coronavirus for pregnant women and their families

 

Self-Isolation & Social Distancing:

What is the difference between self-isolation and social distancing?

Self-Isolation Guidance - Gov.uk

Why Self-Isolation is important - Public Health Matters

Social Distancing – NHS -Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults

 

Underlying health issues:

NHS - Coronavirus overview and NHS 111 service for coronavirus

Arthritis - National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society - What we know so far

Asthma UK - Information for people with asthma

Cancer- Macmillan - Advice on coronavirus for people with cancer

Lymphoma Action - Advice on coronavirus for people with cancer

Bloodwise - Coronavirus and blood cancer

Crohn’s & Colitis UK - Coronavirus: Advice for people with Crohn’s  and colitis

Diabetes UK - Advice for people living with diabetes

Kidney - National Kidney Federation - Advice for renal patients

Lung conditions - British Lung Foundation - Information for people with lung conditions

Heart disease - British Heart Foundation - Information for people with heart and circulatory diseases (British Heart Foundation)

HIV - Terrence Higgins Trust - Coronavirus and HIV

MS Society - MS and coronavirus

Stroke Association - Information for people affected by stroke

Terminal Illness - Marie Curie - Coronavirus if you’re affected by terminal illness

 

Vision impairment:

British Sign Language - British Sign Language, Easy Read, audio and other languages

Sign Health - Information for deaf people or those hard of hearing

Large print - Wash your hands – Public Health England

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) - Coronavirus update 

 

Volunteers:

Wandsworth Council – How you can help

Gov.uk - Planning the coordination of spontaneous volunteers