People First Chat and Check Service I would like to introduce to you a new Covid-19 support service for people who have learning disabilities and /or autism called ‘Keeping People connected’.
As you will know people with learning disabilities and/or autism can be extremely vulnerable in normal times, this is of course magnified by the current international Covid-19 crisis.
People First has been working with NHS England and other partner organisations to put in place a dedicated support service for people with learning disabilities and /or autism.
The service includes check and chat calls from specialist advocacy staff who will work with a person to understand and access their current situation, including issues such as health and wellbeing, food, medication, isolations, support needs, safety and understanding of the current situation re lockdown and shielding.
People will then be supported by having regular ‘check and chat’ calls during the week, and signposted to more specialist statutory services if needed. Safeguarding concerns will be addressed rapidly.
Please see the link below for more information