Staying up-to-date with the various changes being made as a result of the virus might seem overwhelming, but there are a few key sites that are well worth visiting as they have comprehensive and constantly updated information.
General Information for Disabled People
Scope’s website is a great resource for finding out where to access food and essentials and also gives details of local mutual aid groups. There is a section dedicated to Covid-19 and benefits. The site also provides guidance on social distancing along with a helpful list of health conditions that are considered an ‘increased risk’.
Blind and Partially Sighted
The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) is committed to ensuring blind and partially-sighted people have access to help and are kept informed.
Macmillan has put together guidance for people with cancer who are worried about Covid-19.
Do you have a carer? Are you are carer yourself? Find helpful advice and support at Carers UK.
Contact, the charity for families with disabled children, has developed a huge amount of guidance covering health, education, benefits and general advice.
Deaf or Hearing Impaired
If you are deaf or hearing impaired and want to ensure you’re getting the latest news, the deaf health charity SignHealth has British Sign Language videos, summarising the latest government guidance.
The Stroke Association has comprehensive advice.
Mencap has created some great easy read guides about Covid-19.
Information on Covid-19 for people with Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD).
Take care of your mental health and well-being with tips from the NHS.
MIND has a wealth of ideas on looking after your wellbeing during isolation.