Keeping People Connected through Covid19

Inclusion North have been working in partnership with local organisations and have developed three projects across the North East, West Yorkshire & Harrogate and Humber areas to help people with a learning disability and/or autism stay connected during the Covid-19 crisis.

There are local organisations in each area that will support people through regular contact, to help make sure that no one is totally isolated.

 

The organisations will help to identify people who are at risk of poor physical or mental health and ensure that contacts are made with relevant services.

This is not an emergency/urgent response service.

 

The organisations involved will help people with a learning disability and autistic people to:

 

Understand what ‘staying at home’ or ‘staying alert’ means

Understand the guidance on how to stay safe and not catch the virus, who to contact and where to go.

Understand and treat any symptoms and illness you might have and generally look after yourself in this difficult time.

Decide what immediate support you might need e.g. getting food or medication, knowing how to ask for help in an emergency.

Know where you can access more support services and connect to local groups.

Feel supported, by staying in touch on an ongoing basis, if needed

Solve problems if things go wrong

Get help from other services if needed

 

If you feel you need this type of support, please contact one of the organisations listed below by looking for the name of the place where you live.

 

North East 

 

In the North East the following projects are offering to connect with people:

Cumbria

People First Cumbria

Email: keepingpeopleconnected@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk

Telephone: 03003032789

Darlington 

Darlington Association on Disability

Telephone: 01325 489999 or 01325 360524

Durham

Bridge Creative

Email: hello@bridgecreative.org

Telephone: 01388 449410

Darlington Association on Disability

Telephone: 01325 489999 or 01325 360524

Gateshead

Your Voice Counts

Email: keepingpeopleconnected@yvc.org.uk

Telephone: 0191 4786472

Hartlepool 

Skills for People

Email: connected@skillsforpeople.org.uk

Telephone: 0191 2828737

Middlesbrough 

MAIN

Email: checkandchat@iammain.org.uk

Telephone: 07584 914582

Newcastle 

Skills for People

Email: connected@skillsforpeople.org.uk

Telephone: 0191 2828737

North Tyneside 

Skills for People

Email: connected@skillsforpeople.org.uk

Telephone: 0191 2828737

Northumberland 

People First Cumbria and Border Links

Email: keepingpeopleconnected@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk

Telephone: 03003032789

Redcar and Cleveland 

Skills for People

Email: connected@skillsforpeople.org.uk

Telephone: 0191 2828737

South Tyneside

Your Voice Counts

Email: keepingpeopleconnected@yvc.org.uk

Telephone: 0191 4786472

Stockton 

Catalyst

Telephone: 01642 265798

Sunderland

Sunderland People First – for people with a learning disability / autism

Email: lisa@sunderlandpeoplefirst.com

Telephone: 07771 541644

Autism in Mind – for people with autism and without a learning disability

Email: info@autisminmind.com

Telephone: 0191 5672514

 

West Yorkshire and Harrogate

 

In West Yorkshire and Harrogate, the project is ‘Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected’.  This is being launched with a focus on people who are really not known to services or accessing support.

Bradford

Specialist Autism Services

Email: info@specialistautismservices.org

Telephone: 01274 215470 or 01274 215480

Equality Together

Email: SandraB@equalitytogether.org.uk or YolandeB@equalitytogether.org.uk

Telephone: 01274 594173 or 07949 869497

Calderdale 

The Society 4 Neurodiversity

Email: angiebalmer@s4nd.org

Telephone: 07971 450062

Cloverleaf

Email: Charlotte.dimitrov@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk or Sarah.Roberts@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk

Telephone: 0764329263 or 07710020235

Harrogate

Keyring

Email: karen.murray@keyring.org or Kimberley.sanders@keyring.org

Telephone: 07833 309693

Keighley and Craven 

Keighley and Craven People First

Email: george.riley@peoplefirstkc.com

Telephone: 07422 939461

Kirklees

S2R

Email: contact@s2r.org.uk

Telephone: 07561 612604

Cloverleaf

Email: Charlotte.dimitrov@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk or Sarah.Roberts@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk

Telephone: 0764329263 or 07710020235

Leeds

Specialist Autism Services

Email: info@specialistautismservices.org

Telephone: 07550 089197

Advonet

Email: keepingconnected@advonet.org.uk

Telephone: 0113 2440606

Wakefield

Autism Plus

Email: suzanne.eusman@autismplus.co.uk or emily.wilson@autismplus.co.uk

Telephone: 07966 571297 or 07471 996603

 

Humber 

 

In the Humber region the following organisations are working on the project called “Keeping People with a Learning Disability and/or Autism Connected”

East Riding 

Matthews Hub

Email: sophie@matthewshub.org

Telephone: 07857 351170

Choices and Rights Disability Coalition

Email: cat@choicesandrights.org.uk

Autism Plus

Email: ingsplus@autismplus.co.uk

Telephone: 01482 795700 or 07471 996596

Hull

Matthews Hub

Email: sophie@matthewshub.org

Telephone: 07857 351170

Choices and Rights Disability Coalition

Email: cat@choicesandrights.org.uk

Autism Plus

Email: ingsplus@autismplus.co.uk

Telephone: 01482 795700 or 07471 996596

North Lincs

Cloverleaf

Email: peggy.oneillcox@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk

Telephone: 07802 878653

Meeting New Horizons

Email: enquiries@healthwatchnorthlincolnshire.co.uk

Telephone: 01724 844986

 

If you are a professional and would like to find out more about these projects for your own area please contact Kellie here