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Month: April 2020

The Buzz

30th April 2020

Catalysts Harry Clarkson in Rotherham and Zoe Miller in Birmingham, work in partnership with their local authorities. They explain what they have been busy doing during lockdown and why! We support the development of community enterprises in Birmingham and Rotherham and have seen first-hand the challenges that lockdown has brought for the people running them. … Read more

Further expansion of access to coronavirus testing to help protect the most vulnerable

29th April 2020

The Government has announced that anyone in England with coronavirus symptoms who either has to leave home to go to work or is aged 65 and over will now be able to get tested. Find out more here  Read more

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund – new fund for charities and social enterprises experiencing disruption due to COVID-19

28th April 2020

The Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new fund for social enterprises and charities who are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. It has been established to make an existing government scheme (the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme) more easily accessible to charities and social enterprises. The … Read more

Covid-19 training – various health and social care related topics

27th April 2020

Health Education England have shared a summary of health and social care related Covid-19 training. Take a look at the full document here Training topics include: General Covid-19 Children Infection control/PPE Advanced airway management Invasive and non-invasive ventilation Respiratory management Auscultation/respiratory assessment Assessing patients using the ABCDE approach Critical care for non-critical care specialists Maternity … Read more

COVID-19: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

27th April 2020

The Government have published guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read the guidance here Read more

Coronavirus testing programme for PAs and health care workers

24th April 2020

Find out more about the testing programme for PAs and health care workers on the links below: Process for testing of personal care assistants National testing programme strategy summary Read more

Coronavirus testing extended to all essential workers in England who have symptoms

24th April 2020

The Government have announced Coronavirus testing has been extended to all essential workers in England who have symptoms. Find out more about booking a test here Read more

FREE Essential training for volunteers, new and returning staff to support the Health and Social Care Sector

24th April 2020

The impact of COVID-19 has created an extremely challenging time for the social care workforce. In response Skills for Care have identified Access Skills as a training provider who can deliver priority training free of charge during this period to ensure that you have a skilled and competent workforce. The training is delivered as a … Read more

Online Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness​ course

24th April 2020

This free COVID-19 resource is delivered via Skills for Health. This resource course brings together advice, guidance and information about the disease, to support our public sector workforce to continue delivering the best possible service during these unprecedented times. The course is approximately 2 hours in duration and includes information such as infection prevention, PPE, … Read more

Guidance for those involved in managing COVID-19 deaths

22nd April 2020

The Government have published a collection of guidance to support members of the public, employers and workers handling loss of life. Read more here Read more