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Easy Read CoVid-19 Poster

To view an updated poster about keeping safe from Coronavirus click here.

May 20, 2020 8:40 am

Letter to support LD & ASD providers / carers in the community

Please see the below letter, signed by leaders from the CCGs and Leicestershire Police, to support providers and family carers in relation to outdoor activities during the period of COVID-19 social distancing.

To view the letter click here.

May 14, 2020 9:27 am

A big “Thank you” to all of the social care workers from FTM students

The students from FTM have made a “Thank you” video. To view it press the play button below.


May 11, 2020 1:56 pm

More Coronavirus Resources

Here are some extra resources regarding Coronavirus.

To view the CoVid Grab and Go Guidance click here.

To view  the CoVid Grab and Go Form click here

To view the CoVid19 Hospital Passport click here.

May 7, 2020 9:10 am

Resources for Corona Virus

Below are some resources to help with Corona Virus (CoVid)

Click on the links to open the files:

To view an updated information about Corona Virius click here

To view Easy Read guidance on Shielding from CoVid click here

CoVid Hospital Passport

Beyond Words documents using pictures – Jack Plans Ahead for Coronavirus and Good Days and Bad Days in Lockdown

April 27, 2020 2:57 pm

FREE support for anyone with a Learning Disability

From AutonoMe:

In response to the recent escalation of our Government’s Coronavirus strategy and the challenging months ahead we’re likely to face in the Social Care sector, we are now offering a version of AutonoMe for FREE to any person with a Learning Disability in the UK.

AutonoMe will provide, through our App, free access to our online library of instructional videos and reminders to anyone with learning disabilities. All of our videos demonstrate skills for independent  living and fall into 4 categories; cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, safety and security including how to properly wash your hands.

We’re available 24/7 and work across iOS and Android smart devices.

Access to AutonoMe can support local authorities through the Coronavirus Pandemic by:

  • Reducing the need for support workers to have close contact
  • Enabling support workers to focus on those who most need support
  • Provide consistency at a time when support teams may be unfamiliar

The process for accessing AutonoMe for FREE  is as follows:

  1. Go to our website and complete a short referral form
  2. We will contact you and arrange a time for training and setup
  3. We will provide remote training for support workers and the person to install and use the app as well as training for support workers in how best to support someone to start using AutonoMe
  4. We will be available for support on support@autono.me.uk

We are offering access to AutonoMe instructional videos to anyone in the UK with learning disabilities; please do pass on this information to any relevant partners or teams


March 31, 2020 12:55 pm

Coronavirus Info sheet in Makaton

If you work with people who use Makaton this may be helpful for you.

Click here
 to view the Coronavirus Makaton info sheet.

March 23, 2020 10:00 am

Coronavirus Easy Read Guidance

An Easy Read guidance about Coronavirus has been created.

To view this click here.

March 13, 2020 9:53 am

Health Check Presentation and Cervical Screening Workshop information

To view a Health Checks and Health Action Plans Presentation click here

To view the invitation letter about the cervical screening drop in click here

To view a poster about the cervical smear workshops on Tuesday 25th February and Tuesday 10th March click here.

There is a smear test happening on Saturday 21st March 9am to 4pm. To view the poster click here


February 6, 2020 1:44 pm

Gig Buddies Survey

Circulated on behalf of Mikaela Paterson


We are working on a funding bid for a project that will match people with a learning disability to a like-minded volunteer who would go out with them, usually in the evenings and weekends, to their sort of gig (whether that’s music, sports or other cultural event). It works well in other areas and is called Gig Buddies.

We need to find out from people with  learning disability, their carers and professionals who work closely with people with learning disabilities if they think that this project is needed in Leicester and Leicestershire.

With that in mind, would you mind completing the really short questionnaire to help us with our bid?

Do not press ‘OK’ after each question. Answer the questions then press submit at the end.

Just click on this link or copy and paste it into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YNPTSCR

Kind regards,
Mikaela Paterson
Voluntary Action LeicesterShire | Helping people change their lives for the better


January 30, 2020 3:57 pm
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