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Recent Coronavirus / COVID-19 information for the Learning Disabilities Collaborative

Short training videos produced with Health Education England are all freely available in a YouTube playlist.

The videos are around 3-4 minutes each and it will take just over 40 minutes to watch all of these.

Book your place to join our one-off webinar, where we will share local and national updates relevant to those working in the learning disabilities sector.

Topics in the spotlight will be:

• COVID-19
 • Recognising and responding to physical deterioration
 • Annual health checks
 • Looking ahead to this year’s flu vaccination programme

Recently, good practice recommendations, COVID-19: Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes advised staff in care homes taking vital signs to use the RESTORE2™ tool to recognise deterioration, measure physical observations and communicate concerns to healthcare professionals. This may be useful information for those supporting people in their own homes as well.

Learning so far during the COVID-19 response has identified that staff who care for people with learning disabilities and autism could benefit from this training, either to refresh existing skills or to upskill where this is less familiar.

We have put together some resources (below) to accessible resources, clinical guidance, making information accessible, and support for care providers. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch

RESTORE2™mini is for non-registered care staff and paid support staff who are not expected to perform observations, and covers “soft signs” of deterioration and structured communication. This training is particularly suitable for non-medical care settings, such as residential homes and supported living, as well as for domiciliary care providers. Register your interest in training at 

RESTORE2™ includes training on taking physical observations, including using pulse oximeters, and calculating the NEWS2 (national early warning score) and is suitable for all non-registered care staff, as well as being a refresher or upskilling for registered staff. It builds on the learning from the RESTORE2™mini session. Book at 

The train-the-trainer session will give those who have responsibility for training and supporting others the skills and confidence to deliver the RESTORE2 and mini sessions to others. Book at


These sessions are aimed at homes in the West of England region. If you are from outside of the area please contact your local AHSN to access local training.