Warrington Disability Partnership

Long-COVID Support

For some people Coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is sometimes called Long-COVID. Recovery from Long-COVID is different for everyone with people often feeling better after a few days or weeks, most will recover within 12 weeks, but for some symptoms can last much longer. The symptoms include:

  • Extreme Tiredness (fatigue)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pains
  • Memory loss and concentration loss (brain fog)
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Joint pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Feeling sick

Support

For people with Long-COVID whose primary needs are medical, this is supplied by the NHS. In partnership with Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we are providing help with general health and well-being, information advice and guidance and on-going emotional support.

This includes general advice via telephone email or zoom, face to face at our Centre for Independent Living or at our facilitated Long-COVID self help group. In addition our advisors can signpost to a range of complimentary in-house services including Direct Payments, Personal Health Budgets, Springboard Employment Support, Shopmobility service, volunteering, mobility and independent living equipment, and our other self-help groups which include our OUCH pain management group. We also work with a range of community partners including Warrington Borough Council's wellbeing service, and various local charities.

Contact us

Phone 01925 240064 and ask for Leigh, or email longcovid@disabilitypartnership.org.uk

Useful Link

www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk