Care England, the representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has released new advice for its learning disability (LD) carers to use during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The document addresses five key issues pertinent to the LD sector: care and support of people supported with Covid-19, staffing, interface with health services, equipment, and legal and regulatory frameworks.

Prepared by learning disability care providers, members of Care England, and consultants who work collaboratively with Care England, the document does not provide formal guidance, rather it is aimed at providing helpful information for providers on how best to deal with the implications of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Members can access the document at:

Care England chief executive Martin Green said: “In the absence of clear guidance, Care England’s Covid-19 learning disability document, aims to provide its members with some degree of certainty and as much intelligence as possible. The document will be updated regularly in light of the constantly evolving social and political landscape. As always, we welcome the input and feedback of our members who are doing a fantastic job in such incredibly difficult circumstances."