Information about our services during the coronavirus outbreak
We are here to help, so please let us know if you are struggling. We will do our best to help you.
Most of our services are working as normal, with our staff working from home.
Our services will not be doing any home visits until further notice although we can still support you by phone.
Please call us on 01606 331 853 if you need any support.
All community engagement activities including Good Company, Buzz Group and other sessions will not be running until further notice.
We have now also set up a ‘catch up’ with all of our services users to check that you are ok and if you need anything. Please let us know if this has not been arranged.
You can also follow us on Facebook (Link) for useful updates on how to keep busy and safe whilst staying at home.
Advice for personal assistants and people with caring responsibilities
Below are links to advice if you employ a personal assistant, if you working as a personal assistant, or have caring responsibilities.
These links are to information or support not managed by CCIL but may be useful:
- Facebook support group ‘The Bunker’. This is a support group for disabled people who are self isolating and employ a personal assistant.
What is coronavirus?
The NHS will contact you from Monday 23 March 2020 if you are at particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. You’ll be given advice about what to do.
Do not contact your GP at this stage.
COVID-19 or coronavirus is a new illness that has infected many people around the world.
An easy read guide to coronavirus is available here, produced by inclusion north
If you have it, you may have a fever (high temperature) and a cough. In some cases this can get worse and become severe pneumonia (a chest infection) causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
If you have a long term health condition, are older, or have a weakened immune system, coronavirus can be much more serious.
Links to advice on coronavirus
Below are links to general advice and information from government and the NHS
- Coronavirus overview – nhs.uk website
- Easy read guide to coronavirus
- Coronavirus: Common questions – nhs.uk website
- Coronavirus: latest information and advice – GOV.UK website
- Cheshire West and Chester Council Coronavirus information
- Cheshire East Council Coronavirus Information
- Lancashire County Council Coronavirus Information
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