Epilepsy & Disability: Easy read guides for patients, face mask exemption cards, and resources for carers

Resources specifically designed to support people with long-term Disabilities , which have been designated as a priority by NHS England throughout the pandemic

This information is sourced from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability(SCLD)NHSE and Mencap

An NHS England letter on 3 February 2021 reiterated that supporting patients with long-term and learning disabilities remained a priority for GPs throughout the pandemic

Easy read guides for patients are here in a downloadable form ( PDF File ) just click on the links :

Guide to coronavirus 

Wearing a face covering

Why health care workers wear PPE

How to access the NHS during the pandemic

What may happen if I have to go to hospital because of coronavirus (COVID-19)

What may happen if someone I know has to go to hospital because of coronavirus (Covid-19)

A guide to your Covid-19 Vaccination

Watch Videos for patients :

handwashing video specifically for people who have learning disability

Download Exemption cards :

Keep Safe has produced an exemption card to help people with a learning disability explain why they are not wearing a mask

Resources for carers :

The SCLD Covid-19 Guided Self-help Booklet Series have been developed to support people with mild to moderate learning/intellectual disabilities to give people with learning/intellectual disabilities an opportunity to talk through their feelings with people providing support to them. There is a guide accompanying each booklet, explaining how the content can be delivered.

Topics include coping with feeling down, managing anxiety, sleep, relaxation, keeping active and staying well

[ News report from : Pulse Magazine, the magazine for GP’s ]

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By Sam Downie

Adult with Seizures, Autism and a Lung/Breathing Condition caused by post-emergency Appendectomy surgery. BAFTA & British Council supported Autistic Neurodivergent Filmmaker, Voice Over, Actor, Presenter, Podcaster and Content Creator. Ambassador for Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland Resort. Volunteer for Bristol Epilepsy Support Group. Visit the website : http://www.dsoundz.co.uk