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COVID-19 update 16/07/2020

Following the current government advice, and to protect the more vulnerable members of our community, we have come to the reluctant decision to suspend all of our Support Groups and Participation Meetings until further notice.

We know that families caring for disabled children may be particularly worried about the coronavirus (COVID-19) at this time.


16/07/2020
New resources have been added below…

EHCP Risk Assessments during Covid-19: with Jenny Maxwell
Carers Support Centre: Services for carers during Covid-19
Exemptions from wearing face coverings update

06/07/2020
New resources have been added below…

EHCP Masterclass: Obtaining a plan – July 14
Face covering exception rules for people with learning disabilities and autistic people

01/07/2020
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Council for disabled children – COVID-19 FAQ
Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

22/06/2020
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Let’s talk about ‘Employing PA’s’ upcoming webinar 24/06/2020
Supportive Parents Transitions online seminar 29/06/2020

15/06/2020
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Access Sport Inclusive Activities
Time2Share @ WECIL – Befriending Service

08/06/2020
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Carers Support Centre: Carers Week 2020
Bristol Parent Carers – Summer 2020 Newsletter

01/06/2020
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Virtual SEND COVID-19 Session with Barrister Steve Broach
Temporary law change for Education Health and Care plans extended until 30 June

18/05/2020
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Supportive Parents’ top 10 wellbeing tips

11/05/2020
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Stay alert – Updated guidance 10 May 2020
PM address to the nation on coronavirus: 10 May 2020
Families across Bristol receive free books through Stories at Home

04/05/2020
New resources have been added below…

Bristol Parent Carers – Spring 2020 Newsletter
The new temporary changes to Education, Health and Care Plans because of Coronavirus (YouTube)
IPSEA update on COVID-19, school closures and SEN provision
Hospital passports and how you can get one for your child
Coronavirus Act SEND Easements (NNPCF)

27/04/2020
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Department for Education: guidance on what parents and carers need to know about schools and education during the coronavirus outbreak
Easton Cowboys & Cowgirls: community crisis veg boxes
Bristol Carers Emergency Card form is now online

20/04/2020
New resources have been added below…

SEND risk assessment guidance (COVID-19) (Updated)
SEND update for parents regarding EHCP (COVID-19)
National Autistic Society: GOV clarifies guidance on exercise
Supportive Parents: service update poster
Coronavirus and school closures (Updated)

06/04/2020
New resources have been added below…

A guide to ‘exercise’​ for SEND parents
Telephone support from Supportive Parents
YoungMinds Parents Helpline
Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook 3rd edition
Residents warned to be wary of coronavirus scams and overpricing

30/03/2020
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WECIL Direct Payment Questions Answered
Carers Support Centre Coronavirus Guidance For Carers
UK Government Guidance for vulnerable children and young people (COVID-19)

23/03/2020
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Bristol City Council School Closures List
Bristol City Council Guidelines (COVID-19)
COVID-19: Social Distancing For Vulnerable People

16/03/2020
You might also find it helpful to read these below…

NHS Guidelines (COVID-19)
WHO Guidelines (COVID-19)
UK Government Guidelines (COVID-19)

Public Health Agency Guidance
Carers UK Coronavirus Guidance
Asthma.org.uk Coronavirus Guidance
The Autism Educator Coronavirus Social Story
WellChild COVID-19 Information For Parents And Carers

Bristol Parent Carers Facebook Page

We hope all our families stay safe and healthy over the coming weeks.

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