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Category: Coronavirus

Share your community-led approaches to COVID-19

28th August 2020

New NHS Alliance are keen to hear your stories, experiences and observations about any of the community-led approaches you might have seen, been involved in or led during COVID-19. You can share your stories either on this questionnaire and emailing it to neil@realitasconsulting.co.uk or by completing this Survey Monkey. The deadline for submissions is 16th … Read more

Second stage of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme claim service is now open

18th August 2020

If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) you can use the Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to claim a grant – eligibility criteria applies. Find out more here Read more

Optional badges/lanyards to promote ongoing social distancing

14th August 2020

The Government have shared optional badges that people can wear who may have difficulties or concerns in maintaining social distancing. They can be used to signal to others around them that they need to pay attention and be given space. Find out more here Read more

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) illustrated guide for community and social care settings

6th August 2020

The Government have published a resource which outlines personal protective equipment (PPE) advice for health and social care workers working in the community. Read more here Read more

Shielding guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable paused from 1 August across England

6th August 2020

The Government has announced that shielding guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable has paused from 1 August across England. Find out more here Read more

New leadership programmes to help small business leaders grow their companies

6th August 2020

The Government has announced two new leadership programmes to help small business leaders grow their companies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It covers topics such as boosting growth, planning for the future, risk management, resilience and more… Find out more and make an enquiry here Read more

Updated: PPE portal: opening hours updated and number of items per order

6th August 2020

Healthcare providers can order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the Government portal to top up their existing supplies for COVID-19 in an emergency. The PPE portal can be used by: GPs small residential social care providers (24 beds or fewer) domiciliary social care providers (99 clients or fewer) If you’re a provider in one of these … Read more

Helping adult day centres to ‘unlock lockdown’

27th July 2020

The King’s College London has put together a two part guidance document to help adult day centres ‘unlock lockdown’. Part 1 covers some of the practicalities of re-opening while part 2 prompts providers to reflect on what has happened. Take a look at the guidance here Read more

Delivering safe, face-to-face adult day care – guidance

14th July 2020

Social Care for Innovation Excellence (SCIE) have published guidance to help people deliver safe, face-to-face adult day care. The guide is focused on community-based day services, day centres (with and without personal care), including specialised day centre environments, and those with outdoor spaces. It includes: Practical information Advice on re-opening Risk assessments Practice examples Take … Read more

The Social Enterprise Support Fund – grant now open for applications

14th July 2020

The Social Enterprise Support Fund is now open. The fund is aimed at social enterprises supporting people at high health risk from COVID-19, and those supporting people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of COVID-19. Social enterprises can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £300,000. Find out more and apply here Read more