Where can I ask questions about supporting my child with vision impairment while at home during the coronavirus (Covid-19)?

RNIB, the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) and Guide Dogs can support and advise you in response to the coronavirus situation:

RNIB

RNIB's Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) team remain available to support you with advice and information. Contact them by calling 0303 123 9999 or email them at [email protected].

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

The CDC has launched two new email inboxes aimed to answer questions, collate resources and share information on coronavirus and the impact on children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND): 

They are designed to be used by professionals, practitioners, parent carers and families of children and young people with SEND.

The CDC questions inbox provides the opportunity to ask questions about how coronavirus will impact on:

  • children and young people with SEND and their families
  • the education, health, social care sectors
  • the voluntary and community sector.

To receive updates, you can sign up to the mailing list, by selecting the “CDC Digest’ option.

The CDC resources inbox is enables people to share resources to support families of children and young people with SEND and practitioners across the disabled children’s sector. These will be added to the CDC’s Covid-19 Support and Guidance web page.

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs Specialist Education Support team are available to answer any questions you have about your child’s current or future educational needs. Contact by calling 0800 781 1444 or email them at [email protected]

General information on the coronavirus can be found on the gov.uk coronavirus (Covid-19) web pages, along with additional information for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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