Health and Wellbeing for Vulnerable Adults

Health and Wellbeing for Vulnerable Adults

Some people in Sefton will find this period of social distancing more challenging than others for their health and wellbeing.

We have advice and guidance for those people who may find this period more difficult and includes advice and guidance for families and friends to help support vulnerable adults.  

For full national guidance, please visit the government website. 

The government also produce Easy Read guidance on maintaining good mental health and wellbeing. 

This page will be regularly updated as new resources become available


Advice 

People with existing mental health conditions should take extra care to manage their condition and try to focus on maintaining good mental wellbeing.

The national guidance for those with mental health conditions can be found at the government website. 

Resources

MIND have produced a comprehensive guide for managing mental health and maintaining good mental wellbeing during this time. It details practical advice and support.

Advice

People living with a visual/hearing impairment may potentially find this period more difficult than those with no sensory impairment.

The support services available to those with a sensory impairment may have changed, reduced or ceased due to COVID-19.

It is therefore vital to look after your mental health and wellbeing during this time.

Resources  

The NHS provide information in British Sign Language.

The Deaf Health Charity provide daily updates in BSL 

Deaf Blind offer support and accessible information for those who need it.

Merseyside Society for Deaf People  offer support during the Coronavirus situation

Galloways in Southport will operate during the Coronavirus situation, offering full information in audible format and help and  support. 

Advice

People living with autism may find this period more challenging than others.

Support services available to those with autism may have changed, reduced or ceased due to COVID-19

It is therefore vital to look after your mental health and wellbeing during this time.

Specific top tips for autistic adults can be found at the National Autistic Society website.

Resources

National Autistic Society is a charity which amongst its many functions advises around Autism Spectrum conditions.  You can find Sefton specific services through the National Autistic Society and advice on coronavirus. 

Autistica offer tips and advice on how to cope during the Coronavirus lockdown. 

Advice

People living with a learning disability may find this period more challenging than others.

Support services available to those with a learning disability may have changed, reduced or ceased due to COVID-19.

It is therefore vital to look after your mental health and wellbeing during this time.

Skills for Care have a comprehensive list of top tips for mental health and people with a learning disability. 

Resources

Mencap offer help and advice if you have a learning disability or care for someone who does. They also offer a dedicated helpline and an online community. 

People First Merseyside is a self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities. 

Advice

Older people may find this period of social distancing more challenging. Older peoples at higher risk of complications due to coronavirus should try to stick to social distancing rules and stay at home as much as possible. 

Support services available to older people may have changed, reduced or ceased due to COVID-19.

It is therefore vital to look after your mental health and wellbeing during this time

Resources

Age UK offer a telephone helpline and chatline service for anyone who feels lonely during this time. 

The Alzheimer’s Society have an online community Talking Point for those living with dementia. This could be a valuable support network at this time.

LCR guidance on Keeping Well at Home

Older People- Keeping Well at Home (pdf 2.82MB)

If you are in crisis, you can ring the Merseycare Emergency COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis Line on 0151 330 7332


Last Updated on Monday, January 4, 2021

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