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Category: Home care

Order your free CARE badges

27th November 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care is providing CARE badges free of charge to staff employed across the adult social care sector to recognise their critical work, particularly during the Covid-19 outbreak. You can find out more and order your free badge here  Read more

Advice and best practice for homecare and COVID-19 from SCIE

11th November 2020

SCIE have brought together a hub of advice and best practice for homecare in relation to COVID-19. Visit the hub here They’ve added new guidance about providing support to people who have recently had COVID-19. Read more here Read more

Provision of home care – updated coronavirus guidance

5th November 2020

In light of the new restrictions, the Government has updated their guidance around the provision of home care. Take a look at the new guidance: England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland Read more

How to order Covid-19 PPE – updated limits

5th November 2020

The Government have updated their guidance for health and social care providers when ordering PPE through the portal. They have also introduced limits on some items and to some providers. 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

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

22nd June 2020

The Government have published a framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here Read more

Updated: Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

16th June 2020

The Government have updated their guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Updates include information about the use of vehicles. Read more here Read more

Guidance for commissioners, people receiving direct payments and care providers

12th June 2020

The Government have published new guidance for commissioners, people receiving direct payments and care providers. This guidance is aimed at people who receive support via direct payments through personal budgets and personal health budgets, and local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and providers who support and deliver care via direct payments. It sets out key … Read more

Launch of SCIE’s COVID-19 resource and best practice hub for social care

12th June 2020

The Social Care Institute for Excellence have launched a COVID-19 resource and best practice hub for social care. The COVID-19 directory of resources and best practice from across the social care sector includes links to: social care related government guidance practice guidance and other key resources developed by the sector practice examples about local authorities, care homes … Read more

Tips for volunteers who are offering help to people with dementia

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