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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

Updated: COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care in England

14th June 2021

The government have updated their guidance around how to work safely in domiciliary care in England.  Find out more here 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

IMPACT – have your say

9th June 2021

Share your views and make an IMPACT on adult social care via this short survey: https://bham.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9tnuKolsBb3OfGu IMPACT is a new centre to ‘improve outcomes for people who use services and their carers’ by ‘supporting the best use of evidence in adult social care’ across the UK. The IMPACT centre wants to hear from anyone involved … Read more

How time flies…

8th June 2021

I am nine months into running Community Catalysts’ two-year project in Cherwell, Oxfordshire, working with local people who want to develop community and small enterprises offering highly personalised care and support to older and disabled people. The project is funded by Oxfordshire County Council. I am pleased to have received over 80 enquiries; I have … Read more

Sport England Return to Play Funding

28th May 2021

In addition to their regular funding streams, which have been affected by the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, Sport England has opened a £21.5m Return to Play Fund. The funding has been split into three parts: Small Grants Community Asset Fund Active Together These are in addition to their other active funds currently open for applications: … Read more

New award to recognise exceptional practice in adult social care workforce

26th May 2021

The exceptional efforts of the social care workforce will be recognised through a new award launched by the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care. This new award is the first of its kind for adult social care and is open to the workforce from all settings and parts of the sector. The awards will be … 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

Co-op Local Community Fund

25th May 2021

Co-op Local Community Fund is open for applications until 30th May. The fund is targeting projects that help people access food, improves mental wellbeing or provide opportunities for young people. The amount of funding that you’ll receive is tied to the number of Co-op members that select your cause and the amount of Co-op products those members … Read more