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Category: Coronavirus

Updated: SSP Rebate Scheme video

3rd June 2020

The Government have updated their information video about the Statutory Sick Pay rebate scheme: Find out more about the scheme and other schemes related to the economic impacts of coronavirus here Read more

Updated: COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

1st June 2020

The Government have updated their guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents who have been exposed to COVID-19 in light of track and trace. Read the full guidance here Read more

Update on job retention scheme and bringing employees back to work

1st June 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced more details about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), with the key details outlined below for you. Flexible furloughing From 1‌‌ July 2020, you’ll have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part-time – with the government continuing to pay 80% of wages for any … Read more

Updated: Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity

1st June 2020

The Government have updated the guidance for health and social care staff who are caring for, or treating, a person who lacks the relevant mental capacity. Updates particularly relate to the ‘Emergency public health powers’ section. Read the full guide here Read more

Safeguarding adults with dementia during the COVID-19 crisis

1st June 2020

In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, SCIE have published guidance around safeguarding adults with dementia during the Covid-19 crisis. It includes information about signs of abuse, good practice, social isolation, relationships, criminal behaviour and domestic abuse. Read the full guide here Read more

Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund – England

1st June 2020

The Discretionary Grant Fund supports small and micro businesses that have fixed building costs (such as rent) but who are not eligible for other grant schemes. Grants are available for £25000, £10000 or any amount under £10000. You’re potentially eligible if your business: is based in England has fewer than 50 employees has fixed building … Read more

Information about the test and trace service

29th May 2020

The Government has launched the NHS Test and Trace service. There are some useful links below to help you find out more: Press release detailing the release of the service and new guidance meaning those who have been in close contact with someone who tests positive must isolate for 14 days, even if they have … Read more

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme and supporting webinars

27th May 2020

The coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is now live on GOV.UK here Find out more in the following webinars: Coronavirus COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme: This webinar provides an overview of the scheme, this webinar looks at who can claim, when to start paying SSP, employees you can claim for, making a claim, … Read more

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

Financial support for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to respond to coronavirus

26th May 2020

The government has pledged £750 million to ensure VCSE can continue their vital work supporting the country during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including £200 million for the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, along with an additional £150 million from dormant bank and building society accounts. Find out more about the different schemes and how to apply … Read more