Keeping people connected

The Covid-19 support service, called ‘Keeping People Connected’, is a bespoke service for people who have learning disabilities and /or autism.

It has been set up by People First Independent Advocacy working with Lancashire County Council, Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System and other partner organisations.

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.

This dedicated support service for people with learning disabilities and /or autism includes regular calls from specialist advocacy staff who will work with a person to understand and assess their current situation.

This may include issues such as health and wellbeing, food, medication, isolations, support needs, safety and their understanding of the current situation re lockdown and shielding.

People will then be supported by having regular ‘Keeping Connected’ calls during the week, and signposted to more specialist services if needed.

Safeguarding concerns will be addressed rapidly.

People First needs your help to make contact with the people who would benefit from the service.

Please provide them with the contact details for anyone registered with your practice or service that has learning disabilities and/or autism and would benefit from a regular check-in call.

Please send your information to our team through our dedicated email address keepconnected@wearepeopelfirst.co.uk

For more information please call, 0300 303 0175 or email keepconnected@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk