COVID-19 Info

Twice weekly MCT and SENDIASS virtual coffee mornings / evenings – Click link for more information.

Durham local authority covid 19 short breaks information. Click link for more information. Also a short breaks survey. Click here

Durham local authority links to online activities for all children and young people with or without SEND. Including online educational resources, theatres & museums in your home, activities to entertain in your home, keep active, virtual tours and various daily challenges. Click here for more information.

Have symptoms? Get tested – Click link for more information.

Latest work from the NNPCF ( National network of parent carer forums) on covid 19 crisis – Click link for more information.

Axel Scheffler illustrated children’s coronavirus book– click link to view book. The publishers are asking for voluntary donations to help the NHS here

Covid-19 care cards – Click link for more information.

Contact Covid-19 information for families with disabled children – Click link for more information

Hospital passport from MAIN for age 16+ living in County Durham with a diagnosis of autism and not in receipt of social care – Click link for more information.

Mutual aid list of help and support in each of our local areas – Click link for more information

Durham County Carers Support Carers break fund – Durham county Carers support are still offering carer break funding which is currently limited to hobbies/interests within government restrictions for the carer or the cared for e.g. board games, kindles and garden equipment.

Durham County council support hub information – Click link for more information.

Durham local authority information on Looking after your mental health and wellbeing – Click link for more information.

Government list of online educational resources for home educationQ&A for people receiving a personal health budgetGuidance for direct payments Guide to supporting vulnerable children & young people during coronavirusGuidance on shielding the extremely vulnerableSupport vulnerable young people during coronavirus Education & childcare during coronavirus – click relevant link for more information

What you can and can’t do during coronavirus outbreak FAQ – Click link for more government information. – updated 5th June 2020.

Durham local authority help if you are isolating – Click link for more information

Options Supporting individuals with autism during the coronavirus (covid 19) outbreak – Click link for more information

List of some useful resources for Learning Disabilities / Autism – Click link for more information.

County Durham Community Hub information – Click link for more information

SENDIASS service update during coronavirus lockdown – Click link for more information.

Horizon information on how to get shopping during the epidemic if you are disabled – Click link for more information

Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England questionnaire for Parents / carers of children 11 and under – Covid-19 research into mental health support. Click here for questionnaire.