I have a question in regards to support to people with learning disability during Covid19
My Daughter lives in supported living in a self contained flat, there are 8 flats in the building and always one carer within the building, up until the Covid19 lockdown I have always taken my daughter food shopping once a week.
As the care company have not put anything in place to help the residents get their shopping, I have carried on taking her shopping as she also buys food for another resident making sure we distance 2 meter as much as possible and get her to clean her hands with a antibacterial wipe when getting out the car. This week when picking her up I have been told by one of carer that this must stop and when I asked how she would get to the shop she said she would have to go by taxi when I said what I was doing was safer she could not answer this.
I am now getting her shopping for her but not the other resident as I as already buying for my elderly parents and myself, I have been told that when I drop off the food outside the communal door I can not even stand at a distance and talk to her as this is seen as visiting and that is not aloud and other residents will want their family to visit them, I pointed out these are all people with learning disability they should be allowing family to visit as long as it is done outside and at a distance, I was told this was not allowed.
My daughter is getting very depressed and the care company not seem doing anything to help the situation, and care is know only a phone call once or twice a day.
I am thinking she should leave and come home but don't want to take away the independence she has built up.