Community & Learning Disability

Online Training and Research

The Queen’s Nursing Institute

The Queen’s Nursing Institute have collated resources related to Covid-19 for community nurses and allied health professionals including links to RapidTraining for care home, general practice and community nurses. Link.

PDF of an orientation and induction checklist for the RapidTraining mentioned above. Link.

PDF of e-learning links for RapidTraining in Care Home Nursing during the pandemi. Link.

PDF of e-learning links for RapidTraining in General Practice Nursing during the pandemi. Link

PDF of e-learning links for RapidTraining in Community Nursing during the pandemi. Link

Primary Care Pathways

A website: ‘Primary Care Pathways’ has put together resources on COVID-19 that could be useful in primary care. Contains national guidance, social media messages, and evidence management of specific conditions. Link.

Scottish Government

Scottish national clinical guidance for Nursing and AHP Community Health Staff during COVID-19 Pandemic. Link.


Mencap has created a page with information about coronavirus (COVID-19) for support workers who care for people with a learning disability. Link.

A mencap page of changes to the Care Act as a result of the new Coronavirus Act which details that councils may not have to deliver all the support a person needs if support needs to be prioritised. Link.

A letter created by mencap for people with learning disabilities to show to supermarket staff for extra support while shopping. Link.

NHS England

A document outlining advice and actions to take during this pandemic with particular issues taken into account to meet the needs of those using mental health services, and people with a learning disability, autism or both. Link.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Easy-to-read information provided by the Sussex Partnership NHS foundation trust for PWLD about coronavirus- this could be signposted to patients by nurses. Link.

Nursing Times

An opinion piece in the Nursing Times suggesting that the Clinical Frailty Scale is not suitable for those with learning disabilities, particularly in this pandemic. Link.

NICE – The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NICE pathway for care and support of people growing older with learning disability. Link.

Disability Rights UK

A statement by disability rights UK and supported by disabled people’s organisations and allies outlining the rights of disabled people. Link.