Covid-19 vaccination support for people with a learning disability

Covid-19 vaccination support for people with a learning disability

Jigsaw Events is a small charity that provides a range of support to people with a learning disability in Sandwell.

We are working with Sandwell Council to support the vaccine roll-out to people with a learning disability in the borough. We will have a particular focus on the group of people who are not eligible for formal support and have limited family and peer support.

We can help people with a learning disability who are referred to us in the following ways:

  • booking an appointment
  • sending a letter to remind them when and where their appointments are
  • making sure their GP practice knows they have a learning disability
  • talking to them about Covid-19 or the vaccines if they have any concerns
  • helping them to work out a travel plan to get to the vaccination centre
  • reminding them on the day
  • giving easy read information about the vaccine
  • talking to them afterwards to see how they got on

In addition we will

  • ensure all people with a learning disability are registered with a GP, and that their records note they have a learning disability.
  • accept referrals from Healthy Sandwell and other partner agencies
  • make referrals to Healthy Sandwell and other partners in order to provide additional support and resolve any issues the residents might be experiencing
  • share our learning about the barriers and solutions in working with this hard-to-reach group
  • develop joined-up approaches with public health to improve the health and well-being of residents with a learning disability

To refer people, please contact us on 07543 194887 or email

The project will be running until the end of August 2021.

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