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Updated guidance for employees, employers and businesses

8th April 2020

The Government have updated their Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus. Read the updated documents here Read more

Financial support for businesses during Coronavirus

8th April 2020

The Government have published a page showing the full range of business support measures which have been made available to UK businesses. The page will help businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply. Find out more and view … Read more

New Government Coronavirus leaflet

8th April 2020

The Government have produced a new leaflet about what people can do to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. It includes information about symptoms and Government support. The leaflet is available in standard, large print and various languages. Take a look at the leaflet here Read more

Covid-19 funding list for UK based not-for-profits

8th April 2020

The Charity Excellence Framework have put together a long list of funders (over 250) offering help to not-for-profits during the Covid-19 outbreak. Take a look at the full list here Read more

Updated: Recommended PPE for primary, outpatient and community care by setting, NHS and independent sector

8th April 2020

Public Health England have put together a table infographic showing the recommended PPE for primary, outpatient and community care by setting, NHS and independent sector. Take a look at the infographic here There are also additional considerations to make where there is sustained transmission of COVID-19, taking into account individual risk assessment for this new … Read more

Things to do at home: House of Memories app

8th April 2020

House of Memories have launched a free app designed by and for people with dementia (it can by used by everyone staying at home though). People can explore hundreds of objects from 1920-80s relating to their life history, identity & hobbies brought to life through sound & music. Find out more and download the app … Read more

Technology support helpline for social care providers

8th April 2020

Digital Social Care have launched a phone helpline to provide digital support to social care providers affected during coronavirus pandemic and help people harness the use of technology during the Covid-19 outbreak. The helpline offers providers access to practical advice to troubleshoot a technical problem or in-depth one-to-one support. The helpline will be open between … Read more

Q&A for individuals in receipt of a personal health budget or personal budget

8th April 2020

Skills for Care have produced a list of questions and concerns raised by members of the public about personal health budgets and personal budgets. Read the full list here Read more

Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities

7th April 2020

The Government has updated their guidance which sets out how Local Authorities can use the new Care Act easements, created under the Coronavirus Act 2020, to ensure the best possible care for people in our society during this exceptional period. Read the guidance here Read more

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

6th April 2020

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