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Category: Coronavirus

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

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

13th July 2020

The Government have published an easy-read version of their framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here Read more

List of Coronavirus support for business from outside government

10th July 2020

The Government have produced a list of business resources and support from public bodies, organisations and charities that may be useful to employers and employees. Topics include things like mental health and wellbeing, communications and marketing, business to business advice and more. See the list of links here Read more

Free recovery advice for businesses from Enterprise Nation

10th July 2020

Thousands of expert professional and business services advisers are offering free one-to-one advice with an expert adviser to help them through the coronavirus pandemic and to prepare for long-term recovery through a new service by Enterprise Nation. Find out more and use the service here Read more