Staying connected with your family, friends and wider community will help reduce any feelings of isolation, so here are some guides and tips to make it easier.

If you have an activity you’d like to share or any tips on what to do in lockdown life, please share them with us at [email protected]

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Getting online and staying connected

  • Read an easy read guide to shopping online here
  • WhatsApp is a free app to make free calls, video chats and messaging with people. You can talk to people on their own or you can make groups. Read this quick guide on using WhatsApp here or watch this YouTube guide for people with learning disabilities or autism here
  • Watch this guide on how to install and use video chat Zoom on your computer
  • And here is a guide on using Microsoft Teams
  • Click here for a guide to the different social media platforms you can use to stay in touch with friends, family and your community
  • Click here for a guide on staying safe on social media and online
  • Another really good guide to keeping safe online here
  • Join the Gr8 Chat And Brew, helping people to get together and meet up online for a cup of tea and a chat
  • Technology start-up AutonoMe is offering a free version of their app to any person with a learning disability in the UK

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There are plenty of fun and interesting things to do online – we can’t go out, but we can all still try something new! Why not bring your friends and family together on a video chat and try something new together, like a dance routine from our keeping well section?

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