During the first wave of the pandemic, people with learning difficulties were up to six times more likely to die from COVID-19. It became clear that accessible information about the virus to those at high risk was urgently needed.
The RCN Foundation worked with NHS England and the charity Beyond Words to develop illustrated resources about the pandemic carefully designed to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities.
The first resource, Beating the Virus, was published by Beyond Words in 2020 and provided visual guidance about how to keep safe during the pandemic.
The second resource, Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccinations, was published by Beyond Words in 2021 and provided reassurance on getting vaccinated.
Learn more about each resource: