COVID-19 previous updates - 20 April
20 April 2020
If you’re a carer or parent of a child with autism, you may be struggling to manage their anxiety levels during the ongoing lockdown.
The Government guidance does allow people with specific health conditions, such as autism and learning disabilities, to leave their property more than once a day where there is a medical need to do so - see 15 of the Q&A section (external link) in order to maintain their health.
However, the time spent outside of the home should be limited; as nearby as possible and the social distancing measures (external link) must be followed at all times.
The council’s specialist autism team has also been supporting our autistic children and young people in the borough.
They’ve been sending regular bitesize bulletins to parents twice a week (on Tuesdays and Fridays), while a youth club newsletter is sent out weekly to those aged 11 and above.
Should you wish to sign up to receive the bulletin and newsletter, or you feel you require further assistance, help and support at this time, email us at: email@example.com
The National Autistic Society have some helpful tips (external link) too, from keeping a diary and using the ‘Brain In Hand’ app (external link) to devising prevention plans and using relaxation techniques.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme online service now live
The online portal to submit wage claims for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now open. Subject to HMRC checks, HMRC aim to pay the claim within six working days. For all the latest guidance on the scheme visit Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on GOV.UK (external link).
A big thank you to the people of Haringey and everyone who has donated so far to Haringey Giving’s COVID-19 Appeal. More than £28,000 of the £50,000 target has now been raised for the fund, which is to support people and organisations across Haringey making efforts to support the most vulnerable in our communities, such as the homeless, elderly and isolated and those on low incomes.
Thirteen local projects have now been awarded grants, with a total value of £58,064, and priority has been given to not-for-profit projects which are providing emergency food and supplies to Haringey’s most vulnerable residents.
Although donations are continuing to come in, demand for grants is much greater than the funds available and so more donations are greatly needed. If you would like to donate, please visit the Haringey Giving website (external link) - every little helps and we are grateful for all donations, no matter how small.
If you’ve been wondering what’s been going on behind the scenes at our food distribution hubs, check out this fantastic video from Sunny at Edible London.
Haringey Council has been working with volunteers and the community to deliver food to those who need it most during the coronavirus pandemic.
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