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Psychological first aid in emergencies training for frontline staff and volunteers

16th June 2020

Staff and volunteers at the forefront of the national coronavirus response across England will be able to access a new Psychological First Aid training course. Find out more about the course 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

A little colour in Covid times – 6 weeks of The Buzz

16th June 2020

“When Rotherham was gripped with Coronavirus, The Buzz opened up on Facebook to provide adults with additional needs a daily activity to complete. This brought colour to our otherwise dull days” Julie and Sam – group members We launched The Buzz in May 2020, led by Catalysts Zoe in Birmingham and Harry in Rotherham in … Read more

Updated: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

16th June 2020

The Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme is live. Find out more and see if you can claim here It has been updated to include details of the extension. 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): Information for individuals and businesses in Wales

12th June 2020

The Government have updated their Coronavirus information for individuals and businesses in Wales. The guidance now includes details about the Job Retention Scheme and information about business closures in Wales. Read more here 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

Updated: Coronavirus (COVID-19): updated guidance for people receiving direct payments

12th June 2020

The Government have updated their advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support. Changes to this document include the addition of case studies, and there are new sections on PPE, testing and the flexible of use … Read more

Updated: COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

12th June 2020

The Government have updated their guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents who have been exposed to COVID-19. They have updated flowcharts with additional guidance on clinical symptoms. Read the full guidance here Read more