Family Voices: Report on family carers during the pandemic
Learning Disability England in partnership with Together Matters has written a paper pulling together comments, thoughts and ideas from family carers whose relative is living at home with them or in the local community. 'Family Voices' includes suggestions for moving on from the pandemic and makes a case for changes in the way social care is delivered.
Read Family Voices >
CQC: COVID-19 Insight: Issue 5
CQC's latest report looks at learning about good practice in infection prevention and control and presents key findings from a survey on the experience of inpatients who were discharged from hospital from April to May 2020, including CQC data on the numbers of deaths of people with a learning disability.
Read the CQC report in full >
NHS Wales End of shift self-debrief video
Useful video for health and social care workers about how an end of shift debrief can aid wellbeing and help to process emotions.
Watch the End of shift self-debrief video >
Care home guidance for faster medication orders
Uber discounts on rides and food
Local Government Association and NHS England have published a new step-by-step guide for care homes about a faster, safer way to order medicines for care home residents by ordering via the GP online services account for proxy access.
Read the guide to ordering medication using proxy access >
Skills For Care: New wellbeing webinars
- Wellbeing for managers
This recorded webinar includes practical support to help registered managers look after themselves in order to help them look after others.
View the webinar now >
- Leading for wellbeing
This recorded webinar focuses on leading for wellbeing, with practical support and ideas to support teams with wellbeing.
View the webinar now >
Skills For Care: Updated regional and local level workforce data
The adult social care workforce data at a regional and local level has been updated with the latest 2019/20 information.
Regional workforce data >
Local authority area workforce data >
Care workers can now benefit from 25% on Uber Medic trips (or 50% if paid by Mastercard), as well as a range of discounts on Uber Eats. This is an addition to the offer announced at the end of October. The discounts are available until 31 December 2020.
Access Uber discounts >
Learning Disability Today London 2020
Learning Disability Today are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a series of virtual events, including:
- Panel Debate: Challenges for Learning Disability Services and Support During the COVID 19 Pandemic, Tuesday 24th November, 11am to 12.30pm
- Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities to Keep Busy, Connect and Learn, Wednesday 25th November, 2pm
- Sex and Relationships Education for Young People and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism, Monday 30th November, 4pm
Book your place at Learning Disability Today 2020 >
SARSAS join 16 days of activism for an end to violence against women and girls worldwide
Women and girls with learning disabilities and or autism can be up to four times more likely to experience sexual violence (Behind Closed Doors, 2001).
SARSAS (Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Service) are running live events as part of the UN's 16 days of activism against women and girls: