Health and social care organisations in Derbyshire have been working closely together for some time, to improve care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible.
This page has resources relating to the needs of specific patient groups and in accessible formats such as easy read, sign language and Makaton.
The Health Education England website includes:
A useful guide to accessing services during the coronavirus outbreak in plain English can be found from NHS England.
Beyond Words is a charity that provides books and training to support people who find pictures easier to understand than words. Whether supporting somebody with a learning disability or communication difficulty, their resources empower people through pictures. Beyond Words have created free resources to support people through the Covid-19 pandemic:
Click here to download these free resources.
NHS England has information available in different languages on planning your birth and looking after yourself and your baby.
There is a NHS fact sheet (opens document) on Coronavirus for children and young people to help them understand what Coronavirus is, the importance of hand washing and how to help stop the virus spreading. This was developed by the Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust has also made an animated video on the topic.
Gov.uk has published guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Information about coronavirus is now available in many languages. Please visit the Doctors of the World website.
Joined Up Care Derbyshire has produced a series of posters in different languages raising awareness of the health and wellbeing resources on our website in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. The eight posters include languages such as Urdu, Punjabi and Polish and have been produced in order for community groups to promote the online resources to their service users.
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