Many people with a learning disability and/or autism will become increasingly vulnerable during the current Covid-19 crisis. In response to this, the new “Keeping People with a Learning Disability and/or Autism Connected” project has been launched, focusing on people who already lead independent lives but do not routinely access services or support. It is co-ordinated by Inclusion North, Humber Transforming Care, and Choices & Rights Disability Coalition (CARDC).
Along with colleagues at Matthew’s Hub, Autism Plus, Healthwatch North Lincolnshire and Cloverfield Advocacy, CARDC will offer support with any practical issues, and continue helping to access support and gain whatever information, advice, and resources are needed. Anyone who contacts the service, will receive calls/texts/emails from specialist staff, who will support them with understanding information relating to Coronavirus, talk through their worries and offer some reassurance. If a person is in crisis CARDC are able to refer to the appropriate service with their consent.
Text: 077 155 62 448
Phone: 077 155 62 448 (4pm – 8pm)
CARDC office: (01482) 878778 message relay service
If the person consents and would prefer to be contacted by CARDC, please email their details to CARDC. They will be given options for their preferred method of communication at initial contact; and follow-up contact can be made if needed. Even if you are not sure if a person has Autism, ADHD or a Learning disability, but it’s clear they are feeling isolated and in need of help, please encourage them to use this new, free service for anyone aged 18 or over who lives in Hull, the East Riding or North Lincolnshire.
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