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Category: Home care

Updated: PPE portal: frequency of orders has increased

26th June 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

Updated: Guidance on providing homecare

26th June 2020

The Government have published information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak. It covers: personal protective equipment shielding and care groups hospital discharge and testing government support for social care information collection and governance The document has been updated to include details about individuals who receive … Read more

Steps to take following the death of a person who worked in adult social care in England

22nd June 2020

The Government have published guidance showing the steps to take following the death of a person who worked in adult social care in England. The guidance includes actions for local authorities and social care providers following a coronavirus (COVID-19) related death of an employee or volunteer in adult social care. Read more here Read more

Updated: COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC)

22nd June 2020

The Government have updated their guidance on infection prevention and control for COVID-19. The updates are around clarification of aerosol generating procedures. 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

Updated: How to work safely in domiciliary care

16th June 2020

The Government have updated their guidance for those working in domiciliary care to include important updates about the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).  Read the guidance here This resource is primarily for care workers and providers delivering care in the following settings: visiting homecare extra care housing live-in homecare   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

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

12th 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. They have added a new section to the attachment ‘The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: additional guidance’. The … Read more