Child Disability

Child Disability

Child Disability

Disability


Early Help Disability Team – 01267 246673 

The team are collating resources to try and help support disabled children/young people and their families during the Coronavirus crisis.  Let us know if there’s anything you need and someone will give you a call.

The local authority are also providing additional support to help and advise residents throughout the on-going Coronavirus crisis.  You can connect to this new community support service by calling us on 01267 234567.  This is available between 8.30am and 6pm seven days a week.

http://newsroom.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/2020/02/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/community-support/#.XoIaY0F7nIU

Please click on the image below to view the full letter regarding the Disability Service Update – COVID-19

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Useful links and resources during the Coronavirus crisis

  • Guidance for Carers and Coronavirus Carers UK
  • Children’s commissioner for Wales webpage information and useful resources

https://www.childcomwales.org.uk/coronavirus/

http://newsroom.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/2020/02/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/community-support/#.XosoN0F7nIU

Area 43’s schools counsellors will work from home to offer counselling remotely, via Zoom, an online platform using text, audio or video link or over the phone. To access counselling support, please see complete the self-referral link (for school age children/young people in Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire) and a counsellor will contact you directly.

Area 43’s Here for You online counselling service is also available to those aged 16 – 30, living in Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire by completing the registration form on our website

  • Young person’s guide to COVID 19 ideas, websites, organisations, timetables etc.( Cardiff & Vale UHB: Child Health Psychology)

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Mencap Cymru

Independent Support and Empowerment (WISE) helpline

Phone 0808 8000 300

Mencap Cymru

Independent Support and Empowerment (WISE) helpline

Phone 0808 8000 300

Coronavirus disability specific information and advice

1) Supporting your neurodiverse child  https://youtu.be/dXPtqmHKNoE

The NHS East London NHS Foundation Trust has created this video about helping to support neurodiverse children during self-isolation and lockdown.

2) Learning Disability Wales   https://www.ldw.org.uk/project/coronavirus/

3) Mencap   https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/health/coronavirus-covid-19

4) For people with Down’s Syndrome   https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/

5) For autistic people and their families

National Autistic Society https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.aspx

ASDinfowales – https://www.asdinfowales.co.uk/news/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19

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 Mental Health

Adults – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Children and young people –

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Talking to your child about coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family well-being – Young Minds

HELPLINES

Talk to Mencap WISE

Mencap Wales’ Independent Support and Empowerment (WISE) is a Welsh Government funded service available to everyone in Wales.

Whether you’re a person with a learning disability, a family member or friend, we can give you the information you need to understand the rights of people with a learning disability and support them to access services or challenge decisions.

Call 0808 8000 300

National Autism Service (NAS)

Autism Helpline and Supporter Care

COVID-19 virus and our Autism Helpline and Supporter Care team

We are adapting the way we work at this time so there may be limits to our service. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, our Helpline and Supporter Care telephone lines will be amended to 10am – 3pm, Monday to Friday from Wednesday 1st April 2020. Autism Helpline

Call 0808 800 4104, 10am-3pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Submit an online helpline enquiry form.

Mencap Cymru

Independent Support and Empowerment (WISE) helpline

Phone 0808 8000 300

Mencap Cymru

Independent Support and Empowerment (WISE) helpline

Phone 0808 8000 300

Help with Technology  – from Learning Disability Wales

Zoom on a computer

Video tutorial on how to install and use Zoom online meetings on a computer

Zoom on a smartphone or tablet

Video tutorial on how to install and use Zoom online meetings on a smartphone or tablet

Easy Read guide to Zoom

Here is our Easy Read guide to Zoom meetings.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

THINGS TO DO

Things to do at home: from the Learning Disability Wales Website –

https://www.ldw.org.uk/resources/things-to-do-at-home/

Animals at Chester Zoo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p53Glw5Nzro&list=PLezrh9gR8RL3kkND8Pz2zOHHZPRk-a2VC

News from NASA – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME3IjrDU4PY

Fitness with Joe Wicks – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGKGNzNbWjU

Online Theatre – https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/stage-shows-musicals-opera-free-stream-online_51198.html?fbclid=IwAR0ELZSBkt0vBds1z8pwSOseXwx-7WJLYS-sDfKZqPNhaWwB1V28OWJmRB0

Museums round the world – https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en

Resources to support you to organise your day

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Statutory Disabilities Services in Carmarthenshire County Council please contact 01554 742322

 

tim-camau-bach-120Tim Camau Bach are an Early Intervention Service commissioned by Families First. We short term offer support for parents with a disabled child aged 0-16 years around issues such as communication, sleep, continence, behaviour, diet, play, child development and sibling support. Click here for more

Carers Trust

Children & Young People’s Clubs

For further information please contact Jo Silverthorne at joanne@carmarthenshirecarers.org.uk or telephone 01554 754957.

HAIPAC

HAIPAC (Help and Information for Parents & Carers) exists primarily to minimise pressure on parents and carers of individuals living in Carmarthenshire who have additional needs and the professionals who support them. If you would like to learn more and meet your parent reps, please email admin@haipac.co.uk

Mencap Cymru – Carmarthenshire Family Adviser Service

Do you have a learning disability?

Are you a Parent/Carer or friend of someone with a learning disability ?

Are you a professional who needs information or advice?

If you have an enquiry regarding:

  • Education
  • Training & Employment
  • Health & Housing Options
  • Day Services or Leisure Activities
  • Benefits or Direct Payments
  • Personal Assistants
  • Assessments

and anything that’s relevant to you please contact the Family Adviser Team: Helpline.wales@mencap.org.uk

 

Carmarthenshire Adult Autism Advice (CAAA)

Carmarthenshire Adult Autism Advice is an advice and information service.  It is a service for young people (16-25) in Carmarthenshire with Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism who are not accessing traditional support services. Anyone can contact the service; they don’t need to be referred by a professional.

  • We can provide advice to you by email, telephone or in person.
  • We can help direct you and those who support you, to an appropriate service or organisation.
  • We offer short term mentoring around a specific issue to help to support your independence and to try and reduce any worries which you may have. This could be accessing a service/paying a bill/making an appointment.
  • We can offer training on Autism to organisations, services or clubs as part of the National ASD Aware Scheme.
  • We can show you the resources available on the National Website ASD Info Wales

CAAA is not able to provide:

  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Crisis intervention
  • Casework/ ongoing support
  • Long term interventions

Contact Details

KEJones@carmarthenshire.gov.uk/KEJones@sirgar.gov.uk

http://www.asdinfowales.co.uk/home/

01267 246513 ext 6513

Related Links

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