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Month: June 2020

Coronavirus and charities: webinar series from NCVO

22nd June 2020

The NCVO have released their  recent webinar recordings onto YouTube. Topics inlcude: Building organisational resilience, making decisions in tough times, board leadership, financial management and funding, assessing health and safety risks, volunteers, governance and more. Click on the playlist links below to take a look at the full webinar lists: Webinar playlist Coronavirus playlist Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing risk in adult social care

22nd June 2020

The Government have published a framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here Read more

Updated: Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

16th June 2020

The Government have updated their guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Updates include information about the use of vehicles. Read more here Read more

Psychological first aid in emergencies training for frontline staff and volunteers

16th June 2020

Staff and volunteers at the forefront of the national coronavirus response across England will be able to access a new Psychological First Aid training course. Find out more about the course here Read more

A little colour in Covid times – 6 weeks of The Buzz

16th June 2020

“When Rotherham was gripped with Coronavirus, The Buzz opened up on Facebook to provide adults with additional needs a daily activity to complete. This brought colour to our otherwise dull days” Julie and Sam – group members We launched The Buzz in May 2020, led by Catalysts Zoe in Birmingham and Harry in Rotherham in … Read more

Guidance for commissioners, people receiving direct payments and care providers

12th June 2020

The Government have published new guidance for commissioners, people receiving direct payments and care providers. This guidance is aimed at people who receive support via direct payments through personal budgets and personal health budgets, and local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and providers who support and deliver care via direct payments. It sets out key … Read more

Launch of SCIE’s COVID-19 resource and best practice hub for social care

12th June 2020

The Social Care Institute for Excellence have launched a COVID-19 resource and best practice hub for social care. The COVID-19 directory of resources and best practice from across the social care sector includes links to: social care related government guidance practice guidance and other key resources developed by the sector practice examples about local authorities, care homes … Read more

Tips for volunteers who are offering help to people with dementia

9th June 2020

Innovations in Dementia have published a helpful guide for volunteers who are offering to help people with dementia with practical day to day tasks. There are also four new short videos, designed for volunteers who are supporting a person with dementia. These are endorsed by the British Psychological Society, Alzheimer’s Society and NAPA (National Activity … Read more

Supporting people with sight loss during coronavirus

9th June 2020

The RNIB have produced some helpful quick tips for those who may be supporting people with sight loss. Take a look at the tips here Read more

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: people receiving direct payments

9th June 2020

The Government have published new guidance about how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) can be used by direct payment holders who employ people for their care. The guidance helps people who buy care and support through a direct payment to know how and when they can use the CJRS to furlough employees during the … Read more