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Month: May 2020

Mental health helplines for social care workers

27th May 2020

Samaritans, working with NHS England, have extended their coronavirus helpline to all social care workers. Social care staff will be able to speak to a trained Samaritans adviser, who will provide a non-judgmental listening ear, a safe space to offload and signposting to other services. The wellbeing support line is available 7am-11pm, 7 days a week. … Read more

How to stay well during the coronavirus outbreak – key messages for people with Dementia

18th May 2020

This leaflet produced by the University of Exeter in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Society shares five key messages for people with Dementia during the coronavirus outbreak. It also includes a list of relevant helplines. Read the leaflet here Read more

Guidance around supporting older people and people living with dementia during self-isolation

18th May 2020

The British Psychological Society and Division of Clinical Psychology have published guidance around supporting older people and people living with dementia during self-isolation. It includes information about how people can meet the psychological needs of people living with dementia during social-isolation as well as helping people with memory problems to understand, remember and follow COVID-19 … Read more

Online forum for social enterprises

18th May 2020

Social Enterprise UK have launched an online forum, designed to bring the social enterprise community together to share their experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic, to discuss important topics and to post offers of support and calls for help. Take a look and join in the forum here Read more

Easy read coronavirus posters

15th May 2020

Photosymbols have produced a range of free easy read posters including topics like: Shielding Facemasks How to stay safe What happens if you get ill Rules Have a look at them all and download the ones you need here: https://www.keepsafe.org.uk/posters Read more

Easy read leaflets for leaving hospital

14th May 2020

The Government have published 3 new easy read documents about leaving hospital: What you need to know about leaving hospital When you leave hospital to go home Leaving hospital to go to a care home Find out more Read more

Infection control and Coronavirus – e-learning course from SCIE

14th May 2020

SCIE have launched an e-learning course about infection control and the coronavirus. Course content includes: What is coronavirus (COVID-19)? Preventing the spread of infection Managing the environment About your general health Find out more and book your place here Read more

Working safely during COVID-19 in other people’s homes

14th May 2020

The government have shared a guidance document for employers, employees and the self-employed around working safely during COVID-19 in other people’s homes. Take a look at the guide here Read more

Health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce

12th May 2020

Advice for those working in adult social care on managing your mental health and how employers can take care of the wellbeing of their staff during the coronavirus outbreak. Includes a section for the self employed. Read more here Read more

Coronavirus and wellbeing – advice from Mind

11th May 2020

Mind have produced a webpage dedicated to coronavirus and your wellbeing This page is to help you cope if: you’re feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus you’re staying at home and avoiding public places, following Government advice that we should stay at home as much as possible you are self-isolating because you, or someone you … Read more