People we support and staff are getting creative in order to stay healthy and keep connected with loved ones. Here we’re sharing positivity and happiness to light up the difficult times.

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#ClapForCarers

Key workers around the country are going above and beyond as they support people to continue living as normal a life as possible during the lockdown. Our key workers are an inspiration every day, coming up with creative solutions to ensure people have continuity, stay connected with friends and family, keep busy, learn skills and have fun. Click here for stories on how our teams are making a difference and other positive news stories we've spotted to bring you a smile

For 10 weeks people around the country supported our teams and all other social care key workers around the country during the #ClapForCarers applause. Now the clapping has stopped for now, but you can still show your support - We’ve made a poster you can use to show your support by sticking it in your window! Click here to download

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Positive news

Click here to read some inspiring stories from our homes on how we're keeping well, staying connected, continuing to do the things we normally would (but in a different way!) and how we're looking out for one another.

Click here for some positive news stories from around the world we've spotted to bring you a smile

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A poster created by Ian and Julie to remind everyone to stay positive

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Coping through COVID-19 blog from the perspective of people with disabilities

Emily, Greg, Grace and Gabby explain what the coronavirus lockdown means to them and how they live their lives. They all have lived experiences of disability and want to reach out to show solidarity and provide some tips on getting through life in lockdown. Click here to read more

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Get involved

Join us for the 2.6 Challenge - a nationwide virtual challenge event taking place on 26th April 2020, the original date for the 40th London Marathon - the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event. You don't need to be a runner to take part - there are challenges to suit all ages and abilities, walking, baking, singing, and more! Just think of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and complete it on or around Sunday 26 April. Click here for more on getting involved

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Or if you’d like to support our work to go above and beyond what’s expected, please consider donating here

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If you have a story on lockdown life you'd like to share, we’d love to hear it – please share with us at [email protected]

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