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Updated guidance on visits out of care homes news

May 4, 2021

All care home residents will be able to participate in more out of home visits from today, without having to isolate on their return, the Government has announced. Residents will also be able to leave their care homes to visit a friend or family member’s garden, or go on walks Read the full article…

Care workers’ union warns of mental health crisis news

April 26, 2021

GMB, the care workers’ union, has warned of a looming care workers’ crisis as new research found that three-quarters of care workers have experienced worsened mental health, as a result of their work during the pandemic. The survey included findings from 1,200 social care workers and 75% of respondents reported Read the full article…

Survey reveals pressures faced by care workforce news

April 15, 2021

The London-based tech company, Florence surveyed 135 care home managers to find out some of the pressures faced by care staff during the pandemic. 35% of care home managers surveyed by Florence said they are ‘considering leaving care and looking to career change,’ after a year of working through the Read the full article…

DHSC launches consultation on mandatory vaccines news

April 14, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a five-week consultation looking at requiring care home providers, caring for older adults, to deploy only those workers who have received their COVID-19 vaccination. This will not include those who can provide evidence of a medical exemption from the COVID-19 Read the full article…

Guidance on visits out of care homes news

April 9, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published new guidance this week in relation to care home residents making visits out of care homes. This guidance applies to residential care homes and care homes residents of all ages. There is separate guidance for supported living and extra care settings. Read the full article…

Tenth COVID-19 React-1 Study Published news

April 8, 2021

The tenth report of REACT-1, studying COVID-19 infections in England, has been published by Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI. Over 140,000 volunteers were tested with PCR tests in England between 11 and 30 of March to examine the levels of infection in the general population. The latest data shows Read the full article…

DHSC announces free PPE extension for providers news

March 31, 2021

Free PPE support to health and social care providers during the COVID pandemic has been extended until March 2022. Yesterday, the Government confirmed that it was extending the provision of free PPE to health and social care providers until the end of March 2022 as the expectation of clinical experts Read the full article…

Care workers could face mandatory vaccines news

March 23, 2021

Care workers could be legally required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 under plans being considered by the Health Secretary. The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, said ‘no final decision has yet been made’ amid a review into vaccination passports. The Telegraph reported leaked details of a paper being submitted to the Read the full article…

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