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Category: Coronavirus

Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus

21st January 2021

Watch videos and register for free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of  Coronavirus. Find out more Read more

Kickstart Scheme Grants

21st January 2021

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers: 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) … Read more

COVID-19: Information for individuals and businesses in Wales

21st January 2021

A page on government guidance specific to those living in Wales. This includes guidance for businesses as well as individuals and families, and has recently been updated to include information on volunteering. See the full page here. Read more

Free PPE extended until June 2021

21st January 2021

As the largest vaccination programme in the UK’s history continues, the Government has extended the provision of free personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 needs to social care providers until the end of June 2021. The scheme has been extended to better support this critical stage for vaccination and mass testing programmes. CQC registered providers … Read more

Getting help with daily activities outside your home during coronavirus

21st January 2021

Guidance explaining how you can minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) while getting the help you need to: get around in unfamiliar settings communicate with others go shopping exercise Read the full government guidance here Read more

Health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce

21st January 2021

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

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

21st January 2021

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

Updated – Overview of adult social care guidance on COVID-19

21st January 2021

The government has updated it’s information for adult social care providers on COVID-19 guidance and support to include up to date advice on ordering PPE. Read in full here Read more

Businesses in lockdown – promote your efforts for free is an offer from Coast & Vale Community Action and includes micro enterprises in Ryedale

19th January 2021

Businesses in lockdown – promote your efforts for free | CaVCA This is a message for independent traders in Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Ryedale – there is extra support during the lockdown from Coast & Vale Community Action (CaVCA). If you are a local retailer or a social enterprise, you can send us your website … Read more

Safeguarding during the Covid 19 crisis

18th January 2021

The Social Care Institute for Excellence is offering up to date guidance on safeguarding adults with care and support needs from abuse and neglect during the Covid19 crisis. You can access the information here: Safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 crisis ( You can also sign up to their newsletter to get regular news about other … Read more