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UPDATED: How to remove and dispose of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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14th December 2021

This video from Public Health England shows how to safely doff (or remove) the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs), specific to COVID-19. This guidance outlines infection control for healthcare providers assessing possible cases of COVID-19. It should be used in conjunction with local policies and with the visual guides found here: … Read more

UPDATED: How to order Covid-19 PPE – updated limits

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22nd October 2021

The Government have updated their guidance for health and social care providers when ordering PPE through the portal. The updated guidance includes additional information on small hand hygiene order limits for domiciliary care providers. Find out more here Read more

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

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14th June 2021

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

Health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce

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25th May 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

Tips for volunteers who are offering help to people with dementia

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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

Dedicated app for social care workers launched

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11th May 2020

A new dedicated app for the adult social care workforce in England has been launched to support staff through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is available for anyone working in social care in England. The app will: act as a single one-stop-shop providing the sector with all the latest guidance, wellbeing support and advice they … Read more

Endorsed learning providers delivering social care training

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5th May 2020

Skills for Care have shared a list of endorsed providers who are delivering social care training to people who are rejoining the sector. Find out more and see the full list here Read more

List of PPE Wholesalers

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4th May 2020

Dedicated Wholesalers for social care: Careshop coronavirus@careshop.co.uk 09.00 – 17.00 Mon – Fri Blueleaf 03300 552288 emergencystock@blueleafcare.com 08.00 – 17.00 Mon – Fri *Please use email contact in the first instance. Monitored 24/7 Deliver Net 01756 70 60 50 COVID19@delivernet.co.uk 08.30 – 17.00 Mon – Fri Countrywide Healthcare 01226 719090 enquiries@countrywidehealthcare.co.uk 09.00 – 17.00 Mon … Read more

FREE activities app for the elderly, dementia, MCI and learning disabilities

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3rd April 2020

RemindMecare (ReMe) provide care facilities with pre-planned activities and remote connectivity. Bespoke activities can be created for a person being cared for, as well as the sharing of photos and personalised playlists. The software is being offered to care homes, assisted living and nursing homes free of charge if you sign up before the end … Read more

Mindfulness resources for health and care staff

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31st March 2020

The Mindfulness Initiative have collated a list of mindfulness resources specifically for health and care staff – take a look here Read more

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