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Safeguarding Adults During COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Safeguarding Adults During COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

There is a great deal of information available in relation to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak already and the impact it has had on every part of our daily life, not least frontline services such as health, social care and police.

We have put a dedicated page together with information from our partners and other organisations from across the county in the hope that it provides a single point of access for anybody who is needing to seek information and resources in relation to safeguarding adults whilst the outbreak is ongoing and the measures remain in place from the UK Government.

We will continue to update this page with the most up to date information and guidance to help keep those adults most at risk safe.

Information & Advice during the Coronavirus Outbreak

For general information during the Coronavirus outbreak please refer to the UK Government advice and for specific service roles please refer to the appropriate section listed below under the drop down menu:

For the latest information, advice and measures during the Coronavirus outbreak visit:
Public Health England

For the latest county wide information and advice on the Coronavirus outbreak please visit NYCC dedicated Coronavirus page.

For the latest information and advice from a policing perspective on the Coronavirus outbreak please visit North Yorkshire Police’s website.

Information and advice for Health Clinicians and NHS managers during the Coronavirus outbreak is provided by NHS England. Advice for primary care, secondary care, and community, social care and ambulance services can be found on NHS England’s dedicated Coronavirus page.

If you are a member of the public looking for health advice, visit the NHS

North Yorkshire County Council is signposting to guidance on social distancing in different languages. To access the guidance, click here.

The Mental Health Foundation have produced guidance on how to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.

To access the guidance visit the Mental Health Foundation page here.

Please visit the link below regarding the national guidance for domestic abuse support at this current time:
Coronavirus – Support for victims of domestic abuse

Accessible Guidance

Given the every-changing nature of the situation relating to COVID-19 our partners and organisations are updating their information regularly so that it is in line with guidance and advice from the Government and PHE.

The NY Partnerships website has a dedicated webpage to coronavirus information with links to up to date guidance and information in accessible formats. You can visit the webpage here

Healthwatch have put together a list of links to Coronavirus advice and updates from a range of organisations, plus information in a variety of formats.
Healthwatch North Yorkshire – Coronavirus Information

Staying connected is very important in these difficult times, especially with many of us being advised to self-isolate. Healthwatch have put together this really helpful easy read guide with information for people with a learning disability and or autism & families as it is so important that we do try & stay connected through regular phone-calls and messages of support and information through social media
You’re Not Alone – Coronavirus easy read information

For the most up to date easy read information relating to Corona Virus please visit the Inclusion North website to learn how you can keep yourself and others safe. This information is regularly updated in line with government and Public Health England guidance
Inclusion North – Coronavirus easy read information

Easy Read Posters from Photosymbols

Photosymbols have created 6 Easy Read Posters with advice about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) that is in line with Government and PHE guidance. You can access these by clicking on the links below:

To download Poster 1 – How to stay safe click here

To download Poster 2 – Coronavirus and health issues click here

To download Poster 3 – What if you get ill? Click here

To download Poster 4 – Staying at home click here

To download Poster 5 – Please don’t spread it click here

To download Poster 6 – You must stay at home click here

Keeping Safe – Raising Awareness

Wash your hands of coronavirus scams! Read it. Share it. Prevent it.

The National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team has produced some helpful materials to help promote scam awareness around coronavirus (COVID-19) scams at this difficult time. The team has released a press release around criminals exploiting fears about coronavirus to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. Please share the resources below amongst your organisations, groups, communities and social media platforms.

To download the Coronavirus Social Media Pack click here

To download the Coronavirus scams awareness letter template click here

To download the Coronavirus scams Press Release click here

White Ribbon – End Male Violence Against Women

White Ribbon have put together a survival kit for men under pressure during the coronavirus crisis which you can access via the link below. There is also an article from a White Ribbon Ambassador who gives his view on ending the virus of male violence against women.

During the coronavirus crisis, many in lockdown are feeling isolated, stressed out and under pressure. This survival kit has been developed by various European organisations who work with men and boys. Please share this with someone who may need it. Survival Kit for Men Under Pressure

It’s hard to find any silver lining in the Covid-19 pandemic which is affecting so many people in the UK and the rest of the world, but one glimmer might be that it’s shaking up our ‘normal’ view of the world; encouraging us to reflect on many things that we’d prefer not to think about and bringing home the reality that we live in a very fragile and interdependent world. For more information visit the White Ribbon website here

Service Information

Inevitably during the Coronavirus outbreak there will be disruption to some services. Please see below for current service updates

IDAS have put together an information update to make people aware of the impact COVID-19 has had on their services along with frequently asked questions during self isolation. There is also advice for workers managing safety and risk during COVID-19. Please see the links below
IDAS Services – Information Update
IDAS – Advice for workers managing safety & risk
IDAS – Frequently asked questions during self isolation

North Yorkshire Horizons have also put together an information to update to make people aware of the impact COVID-19 has had on their services
NY Horizons – Information Update

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