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CORONAVIRUS ADVICE DESK: Guidance and support to aid the home care sector through the pandemic

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Home Care Insight has launched the Coronavirus Advice Desk, a page you can frequently visit to stay up to date with new industry developments, initiatives and guidance.

It will contain a range of coronavirus-led articles on how businesses within the industry are adapting to change and what government decisions mean for the sector in general.

It will also feature advice and guidance from the government, Public Health England and social care leaders on delivering quality care and weathering the storm.

Return to this page for updated internal and external links during the Covid-19 crisis.

Updated on June 1.

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GOVERNMENT/INDUSTRY GUIDELINES

Government offers home care advice to all providers during coronavirus pandemic

Government revises guidance on ‘shielding’ for vulnerable people

Revised PPE guidance published for home care providers

Coronavirus guidance for home care providers issued by the government

Furloughed staff can now work in social care and protect pay, government confirms

Updated infection control and PPE guidance from Public Health England

Coronavirus guidance issued for providers supporting adults with a learning disability and autism

CQC guidance on DBS and other recruitment checks

Guidance on changes to the Care Act 2014

Government advises new 12-week ‘shielding’ period for extremely vulnerable people

Digital Social Care issues guidance on data protection during COVID-19 pandemic

Guidance of RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19

GOVERNMENT/REGULATORY SUPPORT

Fast-track online social care recruitment platform announced

Government PPE Portal opens to small home care providers

Amazon, Royal Mint and Jaguar step in to help government boost PPE supply

Government scraps tax on PPE for care providers

Government launches latest social care recruitment campaign

Councils given extra £1.6bn to support social care services

COVID-19 testing promised for ‘everyone in social care’, but home care clients omitted from plans

Government publishes national plan for PPE as tensions mount over supply shortages

Care providers urged to contact CMA over PPE overpricing

Government announces £2.9bn to support care sector in fight against coronavirus

New service allows DBS to respond quicker to care worker recruitment requests during COVID-19

Fast-track access to NHSmail

Details on free parking concession scheme

BUSINESS INITIATIVES

Skills for Care launches COVID-19 advice line for managers

How are recruitment and training specialists supporting care providers through the COVID-19 crisis?

New website launched to match care providers with PPE suppliers

Virtual marketplace connects care providers to PPE supplies

CASE STUDY: COVID-19 alert system helps PPE go further at Midlands home care service

New website allows Brits to send ‘Message of Thanks’ to care workers

Cornwall volunteers join forces to create scrubs and masks for frontline NHS and care staff

National Care Force launched to fill gaps in the workforce

Home care provider invests in 3D printers to produce its own PPE

Software group CASPA tracks COVID-19 symptoms in care settings

Yorkshire Care Equipment invests in community care to help free up hospital beds

Skills for Care endorses My Learning Cloud for essential social care training during pandemic

Right at Home supports care workers’ mental health with new online resource

Care professionals offered free online training on coronavirus prevention

Access Group launches online hub to help track spread of COVID-19

More than 60 MPs back emergency appeal for care workers

Home care service for disabled adults keeps spirits up with ‘quirky quarantine’ activities

Nursebuddy offers free services for home care providers in response to COVID-19

National campaign launched to support frontline workers tackling coronavirus

Care charity offers new career opportunities for people out of work

Birdie offers free services for home care providers in response to coronavirus

Bluebird Care launches ‘COVID-19 Toolkit’ for franchise partners

WELLNESS

New virtual hub offers mental health support during lockdown

Five meditation and yoga techniques to reduce pandemic anxiety

Care workers get WHO advice on managing mental health amid coronavirus outbreak

Rosemary Conley brings wellness support to live-in carers

Managing the impact of frequent handwashing

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