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FREE recover and rebuild webinar series from the SSE

26th June 2020

The SSE have launched a series of free webinars sharing expert knowledge and insight from across their network to help you to recover, build back and grow your business. If you can’t make the webinars they are sharing the recorded events for catch up viewing. Topics include: Impact measurement Matching leadership and governance to our … Read more

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: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

26th June 2020

The Government have updated details about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and how it will change from 1 July. They have also included more information about flexible furlough and overpayments. The first time you will be able to make claims for days in July will be 1 July, you cannot claim for periods in … 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

Updated guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

26th June 2020

The Government have updated their guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. The changes relate to relaxation of the lockdown measures from 6th July. Read the full guidance document here Read more

Coronavirus and charities: webinar series from NCVO

22nd June 2020

The NCVO have released their  recent webinar recordings onto YouTube. Topics inlcude: Building organisational resilience, making decisions in tough times, board leadership, financial management and funding, assessing health and safety risks, volunteers, governance and more. Click on the playlist links below to take a look at the full webinar lists: Webinar playlist Coronavirus playlist 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