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I'm a carer just wondering how everyone is coping with there disabled clients during this lockdown

Amy1987Amy1987 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited January 19 in Disabled people
Hi, I'm a carer just wondering how everyone is coping with there disabled clients during this lock down and also does anyone know of any private pool facilities that are open as we are unable to attend our normal one and Its for health benefits 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    If you're living in England, there's no swimming pools allowed to open during lockdown. https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/third-national-lockdown-reaction/

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,309 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome on board 

    There dont seem to be many carers on here as members but lots of people who use carers 

    Can you search on Google for private pool facilities in your area as we dont know which location you are in yo be able to offer suggestions 

    There is a carers section you may find useful have a look around 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,894 Disability Gamechanger
    @Amy1987 hi Amy I was a carer up untill March 2020  I am in Wales and there are no pools open here either 

    How are you copeing in the pandemic I had to stop when I got corona virus in March are you in a care home or in the community I was in the community 

    Respect for you working in the pandemic stay safe lovely 
  • Amy1987Amy1987 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    edited January 18
    Hi thankyou for your responses we are in the north west of England, I work one to one with a young lady with cerebral palsy, she doesn't understand why things are closed but has coped so well yet hates staying in and I think is now started to get agitated with no activities which unfortunately results in her not eating or drinking well as this is how she displays upset 

    Just looking for ideas on how others have coped with disabilities or supporting those with disabilities 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,894 Disability Gamechanger
    @Amy1987 its hard but at the moment lockdown is tough every where from what my brother tells me England is in lockdown until March my mum has dementia and is living with my brother she used to have day center most days  she isnt copeing well 

    Unless anyone on here can help I am not much use as I am in wales most on here are England 

    @poppy123456 may know more than  me or @Cher_Scope or @Ross_Scope sorry I can't be of much more help take care and stay safe 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There are other members from Wales here. I did comment on the thread earlier and advised that there's no pools open in England. My daughter is a carer for children and there's no pools open for them either, infact, there's nothing at all open except essential shops.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Amy1987Amy1987 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Yes I know, just didn't know if anywhere would possibly be different due to therapy needs and not pleasure as my client can still attend her rebound sessions at her specialist gym. Thankyou for all you're answers 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,894 Disability Gamechanger
    @Amy1987 there is a cerebral  palsy  group on here thst msy be help more I think you csn find one of thrvthresdd in the coffee longe part 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,085 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Amy1987 - welcome to Scope. Thank you for joining in order to find out more for your young lady with CP.
    I'm hoping something in this link might help. I think everyone is getting frustrated & upset with the lockdowns, especially some of the more vulnerable people. Anyway please see this thread that Scope has put together; there's info about activities, & ways to help with stress: https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/75929/coping-with-stress-low-mood-and-isolation-a-support-thread#latest    Hope some of the ideas there might help. :)

  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,229

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    Hi @Amy1987 and welcome to the community, hope you're well. 

    I'm not certain about any private pools being open, but I believe all public ones will be closed, certainly in England where I am based. I wish I could be of further help. Maybe contact your local council about it?
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