Training for family carers of those with a learning disability.

Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability – specific training for family carers The NHS England and NHS Improvement Learning Disability and Autism Programme is inviting family carers to take part in a workshop. Attending the workshop will help you to be able to identify when the person you care for is becoming more unwell (deteriorating health) and how to tell a health professional about that. The workshop is free and only for parents with children over the age of 16. RESTORE2™ mini is an award winning tool specifically designed for carers to help you to identify soft signs that someone you care for may be unwell and what you should do next. This version of Restore2min™ has been specially adapted for people caring for those with a learning disability. We are inviting family carers to take part in this important one off 90 minute training session which will help you to identify soft signs of deterioration...
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Resources for Children on COVID-19

As we all start preparing for children to return to school in September, you might find some of these resources useful: "While We Can't Hug" by Faber and FaberHedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. From the creators of the internationally adored The Hug, Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar, they are thrilled to bring you a new story: While We Can't Hug."Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus"This book aims to open up the conversation about coronavirus and some of the things they might be hearing about it and provide truthful information in a reassuring and child friendly manner."COVIBook"A short book to support and reassure children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is available in 16 languages, including: English, Polish, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese."My Story About Pandemics and Coronavirus"...
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Supporting a Bereaved Child

Child Bereavement UK have produced a reasource to empower teachers and professionals to support children. Follow the link here. Supporting a bereaved pupil is a source of support and information, with practical guidance, to empower education professionals to support pupils bereaved of someone important to them. Most grieving pupils do not need a ‘bereavement expert’, they need the support of familiar adults in a secure environment. Schools, just by carrying on with their usual day-to-day activities, while acknowledging the bereavement, can do a huge amount to support a grieving pupil. Bereaved young people tell us that the way their school responds at such a difficult time is something they never forget. ...
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NHS Grab and Go

The NHS Grab and Go guide has been designed in partnership with people with learning disabilities, families and nurses. It gives the information that doctors and nurses will need if you go to hospital because of COVID-19 and, for example, are struggling to breathe. NHS Grab and Go Guidance Notes – this is a guide to help you fill in the Grab and Go document. NHS Covid19 Grab and Go Form – the form to fill in. ...
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