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Category: Home care

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for personal assistants

14th June 2021

The government has updated information on how personal assistants and anyone working in adult social care who is not receiving regular testing in England can access twice-weekly COVID-19 testing. Read more

Updated – Overview of adult social care guidance on COVID-19

14th June 2021

The government has updated its information for adult social care providers on COVID-19 guidance. Read in full here This information has now been updated to include new information on funding for social care, defining and reporting outbreaks in social care, testing for recipients of social care, updating contact information for the NSDR, information for care … Read more

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

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

UPDATED: Guidance for people receiving direct payments

2nd June 2021

The Government has updated their guidance for people receiving direct payment. The updates reflect the date of the end of free PPE to all of Adult Social Care – the end of March 2022. Read the guidance here Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care guidance

26th May 2021

Information for the adult social care sector on responding to the coronavirus pandemic. This page brings together coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) for the adult social care sector and other relevant guidance. Find out more Read more

Health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce

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. This has now been updated to reflect the changes made as part of ‘Step 3’ of the government’s ‘COVID-19 response … Read more

How to order Covid-19 PPE – updated limits

24th May 2021

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

Covid-19 and providing home care – updated guidance

17th May 2021

The Government have updated the information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak. The guidance has now been updated to reflect that clinically extremely vulnerable people are no longer required to shield  Read the guidance here Read more

New shielding guidance for Tier 4

23rd December 2020

The Government’s information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 has been updated for Tier 4. Read the full guidance here Read more

Advice and guidance from SCIE about delivering face to face adult day care

10th December 2020

SCIE have published new guidance about delivering face to face adult day care, particularly as the restrictions of lockdown are eased. The guide aims to support you, day care managers, social workers, commissioners and providers, to restart or continue activities. It is focused on community-based day services, day centres (with and without personal care), including … Read more