We have set up a Crisis Management Team. This team coordinates our response to how we can work most efficiently while still maintaining the best supports that we can to the people who use our service. The team meets three times a week to ensure our response is up to date and in line with Government, HSE and WHO recommendations.
To date, the crisis management team have coordinated:
We moved to non-centre based individualised day supports in accordance with Government advice on social distancing. Our day support staff have been innovative in the way in which they have continued to support people in education, training and personal development.
We have provided posters and social stories for our staff teams to support people understand what is happening at the moment. A social story is “a short description(s) of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why”.
The following are some examples of social stories we have available for staff:
The following are some Posters we have available for staff:
We have worked to cut through all the noise and provide factual and accurate mandatory reading and short training modules for our staff team. We understand that our frontline staff are playing an exceptionally important job at this time and we do not want to bombard them with information overload. Our aim is that our front line staff are given the necessary information and tools to be and feel safe while they work to support individuals.
We have an online portal for the staff team where there is:
In addition, we have
You can find the link to our online resources for families here. This padlet was designed by our staff team to provide both factual and useful information for family members. If you did not receive your password please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have sent a letter to all families outlining the work we are doing to protect their family member during this time.
We hope you find all the information you need in this page. We will update this page with any other additional information that we feel will be of benefit to our wider community. If there is any area you would like to seek clarity on or if there is anything missing, please contact us through email@example.com.
We will continue to:
The Government and the HSE launched a Mental Wellbeing Campaign on 14.04.2020.
Here is a link to the page where you will find lots of advice and tips on how you can look after your mental wellbeing and cope with your new daily routine.
There are all the topics that are covered.
- Looking after your mental health
- Coping at home
- Staying Active
- Healthy Eating
- Helping in the Community
Some people might find this time more worrying than others and may need some extra support on the phone or online.
We suggest the following external information may be useful for people:
From the HSE:
This HSE page has information on the following:
The HSE have also published this Public Information Booklet.
From the Department of Health in Ireland.
This video on How Covid-19 spreads
This video about How to protect yourself from Covid-19
This video On Social Distancing
All other Department of Health short videos are available here.
From the Health Protection Surveillance Centre
This HPSC page has information on
From the Citizen's Information Centre
This Citizen's Information page has information on