This week is Learning Disabilities Week (15-21 June 2020), and the theme for this year is the importance of friendships during lockdown.
Like so many teams working in the NHS and social care, Camden Learning Disabilities Service (CLDS) has turned to technology to help us stay in touch with our service users and colleagues.
Many people using the service did not have access to the iPads or laptop, so these have been supplied by CLDS and supported living providers in order to promote wellbeing and to ensure service users can keep connected with loved ones.
The speech and language therapists in CLDS have also set up Sign a Song. This is a weekly session open to all service users, carers, families members and professionals who want to learn how to Sign a Song. Please see their latest video here.
CLDS have also set up a Covid-19 information library full of useful information. It is a place to find videos, including the sign a song video, and links to websites. To access these resources, please click here.
If you would like any further information about Sign a Song, please contact Rene.Relph@camden.gov.uk
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C&I has moved the service we normally offer in emergency departments to our 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service, at St Pancras Hospital. The service will see people in need of urgent care so that they do not have to go to a hospital emergency department unless they have an urgent medical need. Emergency departments are under unprecedented pressure due to COVID-19 – the illness caused by coronavirus. We are urging people in mental health crisis to telephone our 24/7 crisis line on 020 3317 6333 or contact their usual community mental health team. If service users attend the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service in person we will see you but we urge you to contact the crisis line in advance for advice to ensure you are only leaving home when absolutely necessary.