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Need support? Our COVID-19 community response helpline is open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week for people in vital need of food and essential household items. Phone 0300 123 7052.

Healthwatch would like your views: share your stories to help health services adapt during coronavirus:

https://healthwatchdorset.co.uk/share-your-stories-to-help-health-services-adapt-during-coronavirus/

Support information

NHS information on COVID-19: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

All government COVID-19 information: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Get COVID-19 support as an extremely vulnerable person: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

BCP Council's local information: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/News/News-Features/COVID19/coronavirus-covid-19.aspx

Dorset Council's local information: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/emergencies-severe-weather/emergencies/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19.aspx

Independent advice on health and social care from Healthwatch Dorset: https://healthwatchdorset.co.uk/advice-information/

DEMENTIA

Advice and support from Age UK for people affected by dementia: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19

Dementia UK advice for people with dementia and their families: www.dementiauk.org/dementia-uk-coronavirus-advice/

Supporting a person with dementia at home: www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus/supporting-person-dementia-home#content-start

Support for a person with dementia living alone: www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus/support-person-dementia-living-alone#content-start

Supporting a person with dementia from a distance: www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus/supporting-person-dementia-distance#content-start

AUTISM AND LEARNING DISABILITY

Advice for families and professionals supporting autistic adults and adults with learning disabilities: Social Care Institite for Excellence > COVID-19: Supporting autistic people and people with learning disabilities

Guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: COVID-19: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

BEREAVEMENT

Information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions: www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-the-bereaved  


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Page last updated: 20/05/2020 10:51
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