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Here is a range of materials you might find useful, produced by Oxford Health and other organisations.

COVID-19 Easy Read

How to access NHS 111

Coping with Coronavirus easy read leaflets

NHS England recommended resources

Library of accessible coronavirus information (website)

Public Health England COVID-19 Easy read information

COVID-19 resources to help support people

Guidance for children with learning disability and autism

Resources to support families and carers of people with learning disabilities through the corona virus restrictions

Resources to use with people with learning disabilities through the corona virus restrictions

Going to the GP

A range of information produced by Oxford Health and other organisations.

Consent and Mental Capacity Act

Making services more accessible

  • Mencap information on simple adjustments to make services more accessible for those with learning disability
  • My Life, My Choice specialist HCP training programme
  • Survey of GP support for people with learning disabilities or autism

Going to hospital

Other places to get support

  • Oxfordshire Family Support Network: set up in 2007 by family carers who wanted to use their experience to help others in the same situation, Oxfordshire Family Support Network (OxFSN) provides information, advice and support to families of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities.
  • My Life My Choice: My Life My Choice is a self-advocacy organisation run by and for adults with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire.
  • Autism Oxford: Autism Oxford provides support, training and consultancy aimed at spreading awareness of the realities of life on the autism spectrum and supporting the development of autism services.
  • OxForward: OxForward is the voluntary Wellbeing and Employment Support service for adults living in Oxfordshire, including individuals who have a disability, commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council.
  • ACE Centre: Ace Centre is a charity providing support for people with complex communications difficulties.
  • Oxford and District Mencap: Oxford and District Mencap provide services such as group holidays, evening clubs and fundraising.
  • Oxfordshire Sports Partnership: Accessible sport and physical activity.
  • Mates ‘n’ Dates: Mates ‘n’ Dates gives adults with learning disabilities living in and around Oxfordshire greater access to leisure activities which most of us take for granted and a better social life, with the chance of forming friendships or more, in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Oxsrad: OXSRAD is an inclusive centre that integrates people with disabilities through sport and recreation. They offer a huge range of facilities and activities so that there is something for everyone.
  • Riding for Disabled:RDA Abingdon offers horse riding opportunities to disabled people in Oxfordshire and beyond.
  • FarmAbility: FarmAbility is an outdoor, farm-based programme for people with autism and/or learning disabilities.

Communication resources

Accessible information standards for learning disabilities

Oxfordshire Total Communication: free resources and ideas from other people in Oxfordshire who are using Total Communication to communicate effectively with people with a Learning Disability.

How to raise a concern or a complaint in easy read


Last updated: 31 July, 2020

This is a prescribed app. It should only be used alongside a face to face intervention provided by a mental health worker. Check with your local service to see if they subscribe to the app.