New COVID-19 Support Resource For Families

DAILY UPDATE (22nd June 2020)

During the Covid-19 crisis Mencap NI has been working in partnership with a number of family carers, practitioners and researchers on a resource for families who care for children, young people or adults with a learning disability or developmental difficulty (including those who are autistic).

The resource can be found at and contains information about effective communication techniques, ideas for creating choice and independence, strategies to reduce behaviours that challenge and tools to support wellbeing. There are also a range of videos and printable resources available and families will find it valuable both during and after the Covid-19 lockdown.

Over the last 3 months, Mencap NI has also set up a Family Support Facebook page HERE, where families can source information, resources and activity ideas. Parents and carers can also schedule a time to speak to one of the Mencap NI family support team by contacting 

Stay safe and stay supported!

Kind Regards,

Southern Area Locality Planning Team

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