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The implementation of social distancing and shielding has posed challenges to us all and for some individuals the impact of these measures is significant. It is essential that we continue to engage and work with people, respecting their human rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are concerns that the implications of social distancing and shielding are likely to result in increases of restrictive practices. It is essential that we all remain proactive in continuing to reduce restrictive practices.

We have collated free and useful resources that provide alternatives, strategies and activities to help individuals and their carers/families, friends and staff to avoid the use of restrictive practices whilst promoting well-being and purposeful activity.

Covid-19 vaccination resources

Trauma informed care and Coronavirus resources

The PERMA poster

Stay Inside, Be Inspired – United Response

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Activity Ideas for Children
or Adults with Severe Learning Disabilities: Part 2Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Tips for managing mental health during Coronavirus – Autistica

Mental wellbeing while staying at home – Every Mind Matters

10 top tips for mental health – People First

Dorset People First’s tips for good mental health (easyread) – Dorset People First

Simple Stuff Works have produced five videos about breathing for people with #posturalcare needs at home:

  1. The link between sitting and lying
  2. The impact of a reduced range of movement
  3. The impact of long term tummy lying
  4. What does supported lying?
  5. What is windsweeping anyway?

You can do it: being active and feeling better – SCLD. This booklet is accompanied by a guidance booklet, which can be accessed here>

Challenging Behaviour – Supporting your Loved One
at Home
– The Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Webinar: Active Support and Covid-19 – UK PBS Alliance

Coronavirus and your wellbeing – Mind

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) helpline – Bild have been providing a PBS helpline and support group sessions to provide support for family carers and support staff during Covid-19.

Top tips for coping during the Covid-19 lock-down – Bild

Top tips for managing anxiety and providing structure – Bild

Stay Inside: Be Inspired – These resources from United Response focus on the use of Active Support to enable families and support staff to develop the skills needed to support people with learning disabilities and/or autism in staying active, trying new things and creating structure and routine.

Positive Approaches to SupportThis is for families who care for children, young people or adults with a learning disability or developmental difficulty (including those who are autistic). Family carers will find information about positive approaches for supporting wellbeing and supporting choice, independence and communication for their relative. Family carers will also find information about how to support their relative if they display behaviours that challenge.

Disclaimer: The resources shared on this website should not be used to infringe the rights of individuals. We hope that the resources can be transferable for use in different settings. However, anyone accessing these resources must exercise their own judgement in evaluating the content and suitability for their own particular purpose(s).

If you have any additional resources that you would like us to add to this web-page then please send to:

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