If you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, you may be able to get help with the delivery of essential supplies. You will need to register for this if you qualify at GOV.UK
There is a wide range of activities and resources for all on the Hounslow Family Services Directory.
Most local support organisations, whilst not available face to face, are still available by phone or email.
- Family matters - family support and workshops for parents - 18May, 1st Jun
- Hounslow Parent Carers Forum - phone email and newsletter
From 30 Apr 2020 There have been changes to the law regarding EHC plans and assessments further information can be found here
Resources aimed at children and young people with specific needs can be found in the related advice section.
The Early Years SEN Team have created a wide range of activities for families with children 0-5 with Special needs that can be done in the home.
Hounslow Portage Service who work with very complex young children are still working with families and accepting referrals but there is a wait-list currently for new families.
There are many online resources available, some of which are listed below for you
- Contact - for families with disabled children
- National Autistic Society - Resources, tips and advice
- Chatterpack - resource pack for Children and Young people with SEN
- Hidden Disabilities - Lanyard to advise others if you have a hidden disability recognised by Tesco, Sainsburys and other companies
- Accessible physical activity ideas
Family Fund - are still accepting applications for grants but there are some changes, they also have links to useful organisations and resources.
Include Me TOO - have Printable hospital passport and communication information resources for Children and young people and other help.
The Challenging behaviour foundation -have put their information sheets and DVDs online these cover a wide range of challenging behaviours and supporting behaviour change.
SEN Home School resources
University College London have produced a guide for home educating children with SEN
Audible are offering access to free audio books for children and young people.
SEN Teacher - free teaching resources
The Sensory Project has provided helpful fun learning activity resources to help keep you busy when staying safe and staying home. The resources are loosely grouped on the website and aimed at people with additional needs and are also appropriate for students who have additional needs and attend mainstream schools.
Ask the government questions
The Council for Disabled Children have been asked by the government to answer questions, collate resources and share information on Coronavirus and the impact on children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
The new ‘CDC questions’ inbox, CDCquestions@ncb.org.uk provides the opportunity to ask questions about how Coronavirus will impact on children and young people with SEND as well as other questions relating to the impact on families. More information can be found at www.disabledchildrenspartnership.org.uk/coronavirus/
NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced a Coronavirus FAQs document for their Learning Disability and Autism Programme.
COVID-19 related pages: Fun things to do - Websites to help with home schooling - The latest on school closures - Financial support and advice - Health and Well-being - Information for Young People - Under 10’s Domestic Violence Support Programme - 11-18 years old Domestic Violence Support Programme