- Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care guidance. Information for the adult social care sector on responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
- COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients or residents in health and social care settings
- Admission and Care of Residents in a Care Home during COVID-19
- DHSC guidance on how to protect care home residents and staff during the coronavirus outbreak (updated 19th June 2020)
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local authorities on children’s social care
- COVID-19: guidance on home care provision
- COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes
- Latest news from DHSC
- COVID-19: guidance for supported living provision
Person centred conversations training video. The PCCA team have developed a training video to show what is involved in having a person centred conversation and the benefits from working in this way. The video is aimed at a range of health and social care staff working directly with people to encourage a more flexible way of working to enable better outcomes for individuals. Feel free to use this resource in your own area or share within any networks that could benefit.
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Advice for councils and care providers during this period of sustained transmission of COVID-19. Residential care, supported living and home care guidance.
- Q&A Coronavirus (COVID-19): Dementia and care homes. Questions and answers for social care
- Dementia in care homes and COVID-19. Supporting residents, supporting carers, supporting homes
- Blogs published to support the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic
- COVID-19 infection control. This quick guide sets out best practice for care providers to remain safe and prevent coronavirus from spreading
- COVID-19 webinars. A collection of webinars discussing the impact of COVID-19 in the social care sector.
MCA and COVID-19. This summary looks at what protections the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) gives people, both during the COVID-19 crisis and in more typical times.
- Virtual courses. Remote learning for care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Safeguarding and COVID-19. Guidance for those supporting adults and children during the COVID-19 crisis.
Social Care Online
- COVID-19 guidance. Latest collated guidance from the UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work.
‘This is Me’ support for people in care homes
The number of unfamiliar faces providing care and support in care homes and home care is likely to increase when staff have to self-isolate or become sick. The ‘This is Me’ document will give an essence of who this person is and complement regular care plans.
This document can be used to record details for anyone who can’t easily share information about themselves – especially critical where people don’t use words to speak or communicate typically. Family members can fill it in for their loved one, team members who know the person well or the person themselves.
This can be used at home, in hospital, in respite care or in a care home. It helps ensure that people are consistently supported in a way that makes sense to them, even if there are lots of different staff involved in providing that support. This resource may be helpful so as any new people supporting the person, will be able to get a brief overview of what makes people tick and how best to support them.
- The Burdett Trust for Nursing – small grants. This programme provides small grants to projects that are nurse-led and focused on improving care for patients. Projects may involve clinical care, environment of care, social care, leadership or education.
- The Care Workers’ Charity Covid-19 grant fund. This COVID-19 grant fund aims to provide emergency funding for currently employed care workers who must take time off work due to Covid-19 for either illness or self-isolation or for funeral costs.