Where can I find up-to-date and accurate information?
- NHS – advice for everyone
- Public Health England
- World Health Organisation
- RBC coronavirus advice in Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Punjabi, Urdu and Konkani.
- Doctors of the World: latest NHS guidance on coronavirus translated into 34 languages
- Signhealth: daily coronavirus updates in British Sign Language
- Beyond Words – free coronavirus resources for people who find pictures easier to understand than words.
- Advice on coping with hot weather and Covid-19
Easing/ending of lockdown
Children, young people and families
- The Parent Employment Wellbeing Project – a new project from RVA for parents who are over the age of 16, not in employment, not furloughed and living in Reading.
- Download: Top tips for Autistic and ADHD children returning to school in September 2020 – information leaflet produced by Autism Berkshire and Parenting Special Children.
- My Back to School Bubble e-Storybook
- RBC’s Family Information Service: Daily updated list of available childcare for key workers
- Hungry Little Minds – simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five
- Free book explaining coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler
- Download: coping with family life during lockdown
- 8 April: Government announces extra support for schools and parents and increase in Working Tax Credits and Child Benefit.
- Voucher scheme for schools providing free school meals
- An easy read guide to coronavirus from Mencap
- Project Linus Berkshire: handmade quilts to comfort children and teenagers
- First Days: emergency help for families (referrals by professionals only)
- NSPCC: how to have difficult conversations with children
- Future Learn: free online courses to help carers of people with dementia cope during current restrictions
- Coronavirus: information for people affected by dementia
Helping in your neighbourhood
- Be a good neighbour – advice to those who want to help
- Coronavirus and social isolation – Campaign to End Loneliness
- Sight loss: helping you to help others during coronavirus
Keeping in touch online
- Help with getting online (an RVA guide which is easy to print out for someone not already online)
- Citizens Advice: check if something might be a scam
Employment, self-employment and benefits
- Advice on Universal Credit and coronavirus
- Citizens Advice: coronavirus – what it means for you
- Institute of Directors: coronavirus – government support for the self-employed
Managing anxiety and wellbeing
- Mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak – round-up of support and information, including national helplines
- Government guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (Covid-19)
- Anxiety UK – support and resources
- Talking Therapies – NHS Berkshire Healthcare
- Samaritans: if you’re worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
- Every Mind Matters: 10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus
- Coronavirus and your wellbeing – information from Mind
- Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak – Mental Health foundation
- How to stay active while you’re at home – Sport England
- Active at home – Get Berkshire Active
- Compass Recovery College – online courses and activities
- Social Prescribing: if you have received support from RVA’s Social Prescribing service in the past and would like us to get in touch again can email email@example.com.
- If you are feeling lonely, our Ready Friends Toolkit has been updated with three new sections: live online meetups, telephone and video befriending and storytelling, podcasts and audiobooks.
This page was last updated on 28 September 2020 with:
- A link to RBC coronavirus advice in Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Punjabi, Urdu and Konkani.