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Local Offer COVID-19 - Information

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page includes lots of useful information about resources and support available during the Coronavirus pandemic.

You can also find more information on the SEN and Inclusion Services COVID-19 page.

Government Guidance

Updates

You can find all government updates at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

You can also find specific Government Guidance on the SEN and Inclusion Services COVID-19 page.

COVID-19 hub

Providing support for those most at risk

Peterborough City Council has in place a COVID-19 co-ordination hub to provide targeted support for those most at risk during the coronavirus outbreak.

The hub has a specific focus on providing access to food, medicines and other supplies, as well as co-ordinating adequate staff and resource capacity to meet demand in critical service areas, such as the NHS and social care. Find out more at:

www.peterborough.gov.uk/coordinationhub

SEN and Inclusion Services COVID-19 Support

COVID-19 vaccine

Local Offer COVID-19 - Information

How and Why to get a COVID-19 Booster

Why do we need a booster dose?

Like many vaccines, the protection from COVID-19 vaccines gets less (‘wanes’) over time. Another dose of the vaccine restores the protection from COVID-19 illness.

When do we need a booster dose?

Booster doses can now be given from 3 months after your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The booking system and guidance for vaccine centres with the new 3 month rule will be in place very soon. For now, you can book or walk-in for your dose at 6 months.

The window went from 6 months to 3 months to protect more people more quickly this winter.

You can find Easy Read details about the Booster in this NHS England booklet.  Please note that it is a pdf document 

Peterborough City Council website

You can find information about the COVID-19 vaccine on the Council's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination webpage 

Council for Disabled Children advice on COVID-19 vaccines

The Council for Disabled Children have published some useful advice on COVID-19 vaccines.  Read more on their website.

NHS Vaccine Information Video

NHS England have produced a video aimed at autistic people and people with learning disabilities. 

This video uses language which is easy to understand and may help answer some of the questions you might have about the vaccine. 

Caring for Someone

Coronavirus - Information for carers

If you're providing unpaid care for a family member or friend, we recognise that you might be worried about the effects of COVID-19 on both you and the person you're caring for.

We're keen to support you if you are providing unpaid care for family or friends who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without your support.

It is important to us that you get the help and support you need during these unprecedented times - for example, someone to help with your shoppping or housdehold chores, someone to talk to if things get too much or how to manage if you or the person you're caring for develop COVID-19 symptoms.

If we can help in any way, please complete the 'I Need Help' form.

Council for Disabled Children (CDC) COVID-19 Support and Guidance

Resources and guidance about COVID-19

The situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) is rapidly changing. CDC are following government advice on how to stay healthy and safe during this time. and have gathered a list of resources and guidance about coronavirus to share with parent carers, children and young people and education, health and social care practitioners.  

You can view all this information on their webpage

The Council for Disabled Children have published some useful advice on COVID-19 vaccines.  Read more on their website.

British Sign Language - Coronavirus Updates

Information in British Sign Language

SignHealth is committed to making sure coronavirus information is available in British Sign Language.

Their content is updated daily.

visit their web page by clicking here

Easy Read documents

Local Offer for Young People

You can find lots of easy read information on the Local Offer for Young People coronavirus page.

Staying Safe

Safeguarding is everyone's business

Please see the latest advice and guidance here

Be aware of coronavirus email scams

Security experts say a spike in email scams linked to coronavirus is the worst they have seen in years.

Cyber-criminals are targeting individuals as well as industries, including aerospace, transport, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare and insurance.

Phishing emails written in English, French, Italian, Japanese, and Turkish languages have been found.

The BBC has tracked five of the campaigns. You can look at the BBC article by following this link

The Guardian has identified that vulnerable older people are being targeted with a range of coronavirus scams. To read the article follow this link.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partnership (CAPASP) is a partnership of public, private and voluntary sector organisations committed to working to stop scams.  Find their latest information on coronavirus here.

Security experts say a spike in email scams linked to coronavirus is the worst they have seen in years.

Cyber-criminals are targeting individuals as well as industries, including aerospace, transport, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare and insurance.

Phishing emails written in English, French, Italian, Japanese, and Turkish languages have been found.

The BBC has tracked five of the campaigns. You can look at the BBC article by following this link

 

Resources for Parents/Carers/Children and Young People

Mental Health Advice

Local Offer Mental Health Page 

Find out more on the Local Offer Mental Health page.

Family Fund - Helping Disabled Children

Grants for families raising disabled children available from Family Fund

The DfE has provided a further £10 million to the Family Fund which is a UK-wide charity that provides grants for essential items to families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children.

Families can apply for grants for a wide variety of items that they feel could help their disabled child and ease some of the everyday pressures they face. These can include kitchen appliances, computers and tablets, furniture, family breaks and day trips, sensory toys, clothing and bedding, and more. Family Fund cannot consider requests where a statutory agency has assessed a need and have a responsibility to provide the item.

Families who have previously received a grant from Family Fund before 1 April 2020 and whose circumstances have not changed can re-apply for further funding. 

 

Home Education

Alternative education

Although most children are educated in a school, some people choose alternative education for their children. This is usually by opting to educate their children themselves, in the family home. This type of education must still be efficient and suitable for your child. Find out more on the Home Education page on the Peterborough City Council website.

Winter grant scheme

Winter Grant Scheme

Peterborough City Council is working with other organisations to support many people whose lives have become more difficult because of COVID-19.

You can find more information on the Council's Winter grants scheme webpage

Long Covid-19 Service

Did you have Covid-19 more than three months ago?

Are you still experiencing fatigue, breathlessness, brain fog, pain, anxiety, low mood or other symptoms?

If so, we can help. Talk to your GP and ask for a referral to the Long Covid Service – a team of specialists who can support your recovery.

Long Covid Service Redshank House Hinchingbrooke Business Park Kingfisher Way Huntingdon PE29 6FN