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Online resources for staying at home

Here's the JWeb round up of useful resources springing up on social media for you while we are all staying at home. Thank you to everyone who has shared these with us and please keep sending your resources for us to share with our online community. 

The situation is changing quickly and orgnaisations are introducing new ways to connect every day, so visit this page again for updates or, even better,  sign up for our newsletter.

Check out this excellent guide from Product Diggers to creating a playroom at home for children with autism.

The Sensory Projects has an amazing list of ideas and educational resources for things to do at home. It is being constantly updated so keep an eye on this one!

Jewish Family Lockdown Educational Resources & Ideas is a Facebook page to share resources, tips and advice for continuing Jewish Education at home when your religion school or cheder is temporarily closed.

Beating the Virus is a free evolving resource. The current pictures are in black and white. Books beyond Words are making them available now for free for anyone who is in urgent need. They will be updating the resource regularly as their artist refines and colours the pictures.

Keep Safe is a great resource for easy read information and UK guidance about coronavirus.

The National Autistic Society has a round-up of resources for autisic people and their families. Keep checking in for updates.

Mencap has produced a Easy Read guide to the coronavirus advice. You could make your own social story to help your loved one to understand the changes to their daily life.

Together At Home is a twitter feed which shares ways to connect online both with each other and the world around us via virtual museum tours, musical performances, online classes, etc.

Learning Disability England has started a page of information of resources for people to keep informed and in touch during Coronavirus. Check back for updates.

Be-Human.org.uk has set up a page to share useful links, practical tips and ideas including webinars and covid 19 Facebook support groups.

All of the most uptodate information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

The Gr8 Chat & Brew is an initiative set up by Paradigm with Learning Disability England. It’s all about hosting group video calls that will keep people connected at a time when people are becoming increasingly isolated across the country. Gr8 Chat and Brew Host is simply about connecting with people through video calls and hosting ordinary life conversations. Your conversations will give people something to look forward to and offer human contact during this difficult time.

Drake Music has a Covid 19 resource pack containing useful links for creative music tools and online resources for parents and carers.

Check out our blog Enjoy wildlife and nature on your screens! Now is a great time to check out zoo and wildlife webcams from around the world and see what the animals are up to when the humans aren't around.

Visit our events page for online music sessions, dance groups and more and don't forget to visit our Things to do at home blog for great ideas and tips from our jweb community to keep you busy!

Written by: The JWeb Team