Resources

COVID-19 vaccination information

The coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective and will give you the best protection against the virus.

To protect yourself from fraud and criminals please note that the NHS will never ask you to press buttons on your keypad or send texts, ask for payment of any kind, personal documents or banking details, and they will not arrive at your home to deliver or discuss the vaccine.

NHS - COVID-19 vaccination - conversations at Share Community

 

Further information on COVID-19 vaccines from the NHS and Public Health England

Easy read guide from Public Health England explaining all about the vaccine

A short film for people with a learning disability and their carers which describes what a vaccine is, how they are made and why you should get one:

Information about vaccines: For people with a learning disability and autistic people



Other COVID resources

Mencap have created a pdf easy read guide explaining all about face coverings.

Xula have developed transparent, certified, reusable masks to help people communicate more easily. Those with learning disabilities and other conditions benefit from being able to see the speaker's face. We're delighted to share a discount with friends of Share for 15%, just order from www.xula.co.uk and put Share15 in the promo code box.

If you can't wear a mask and you're worried about travel please click here to download a PDF template from Keep Safe UK and cut out one of the cards to show. Each card explains a different reason why it’s ok for you to not wear a mask. 

From Beyond Words: When someone dies from coronavirus: a guide for families and carers - a guide for families and carers to support conversations about how to respond when somebody dies from coronavirus

Guidance for households with a possible infection

General coronavirus patient advice in different languages 

Advice for autistic people and their families from the National Autistic Society

General resources

The Samaritans can be contacted 24 hours a day by calling 116 123.

Lambeth Mental Health Crisis Support 0800 731 2864 (Option 1)

Adults with Learning disabilities – social care - Lambeth 020 7926 5555

Adults with Learning disabilities – social care -Wandsworth 020 8871 6000

General advice is available from Citizen's Advice Wandsworth