Risk Assessment Framework for adult social care employers
This guidance provides a framework for how you should assess and support the people who access your services and your workforce who may be at an increased risk from coronavirus. It covers:
Read the guidance in full at Gov.uk >
- the risk assessment process
- having conversations with workers who are identified as being at increased risk
- measures you could put in place, both across the workforce and for individuals
- useful guidance and resources
Government changes to shielding guidance
Millions of people shielding from coronavirus (COVID-19) will be advised they can spend more time outside their homes from Monday 6 July, the Health and Social Care Secretary has announced.
Read the press release on changes to shielding at Gov.uk >
Write to your MP and local councillors
WriteToThem makes it easy to write to the politicians who represent you – even if you don’t know who they are.
Find your MP and local councillors >
Videos to support people with learning disabilities during Covid-19
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust have developed a set of 14 videos to support people with learning disabilities during the Covid-19 situation. The videos look at aspects of the virus including social distancing, anxiety issues and support for people with learning disabilities to plan their day and give ideas about activities to try at home.
Watch the videos on YouTube >
Healthwatch Derby survey about people’s experiences of services during the pandemic
Healthwatch Derby have created a short anonymous survey to gather the people of Derbyshire’s experiences and choices of health and social care services during the Covid-19 pandemic. The results will be shared with providers and organisations within the health and social care sector to improve understanding, learning and development. Available to complete until September 2020.
Complete the survey >
Face Covering Exemption Pack
Cards to cut out and show if you have difficulty wearing a face covering.
Download and view the Photosymbols cards >
Learning Disability England guide to Do Not Attempt Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) orders.
Download and view the pack >
How to wear a mask correctly
Download and view the NHS University Hospitals Birmingham guide to wearing a mask >
Launch of Care Friends, the new employee referral app
Skills for Care have partnered with the recently launched employee referral app, Care Friends, aiming to improve recruitment and retention for social care employees by using recommendations from the sector's own workforce. Benefits include interview no-shows drop to just 1 in 10 and workers hired are 20% more likely to reach three months in post.
Read more about Skills for Care partnership with Care Friends >