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Joint statement on communications during COVID-19 news

June 1, 2020

The Relatives & Residents Association and the National Care Forum (NCF) have released a joint statement on communications during COVID-19. The statement has been endorsed by the Care Provider Alliance, the Care Quality Commission and Skills for Care and focuses on the importance of clear, open, transparent and regular communications Read the full article…

Key workers’ psychological health news

May 28, 2020

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called for the closer safeguarding of key workers’ psychological health as a result of COVID-19, warning of related secondary trauma. Secondary trauma (STS) is the term for when an individual has been exposed to difficult or disturbing images or events, either Read the full article…

Plan social care’s recovery now says ICG news

May 27, 2020

The Independent Care Group (ICG) is calling on Government to support the sector, saying it should now be starting to plan social care’s recovery for once COVID-19 is clear. Yesterday’s figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that 1,660 people died from COVID-19 in care homes and care Read the full article…

Join Social Care recruitment platform news

May 26, 2020

A new online platform, Join Social Care, has been launched to fast-track recruitment into the adult social care sector, Government has announced today. Join Social Care is a recruitment platform that makes it easier for care providers to reach potential employees in their local area. Candidates can record a video Read the full article…

£22M for health charities during COVID-19 news

May 22, 2020

Over £22m in cash grants will be awarded to health charities in response to COVID-19, Health Minister Nadine Dorries has announced today. Mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities are among those set to receive Government funding to ensure they can meet increased demand as a Read the full article…

CQC publishes first insight document news

May 21, 2020

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has this week published its first insight document which will form part of a regular series to highlight COVID-19 related pressures on the sectors that CQC regulates. This document draws on information gathered through direct feedback from staff and people receiving care, the regulator’s new Read the full article…

NCF states concerns around testing for social care news

May 20, 2020

National Care Forum (NCF) has stated its concerns around COVID-19 testing for social care following the announcement that anyone over the age of five is eligible for coronavirus testing if they have symptoms. It says that, despite Government’s efforts to develop a testing programme for social care, the arrangements remain Read the full article…

Money for COVID-19 not reaching providers news

May 19, 2020

Care England has expressed concern that money allocated to the front line to combat the COVID-19 crisis is not reaching social care providers and is not enough anyway. The representative group has maintained a watching brief of those local authorities that have failed to provide any offers to care services Read the full article…

£600m Infection Control Fund news

May 18, 2020

A £600m Infection Control Fund has been introduced to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in care homes in addition to £3.2bn of financial support made available to local authorities to support key public services since the start of the crisis. The fund, which is ring-fenced for social care, will be Read the full article…

PPE for frontline workers news

May 15, 2020

Government has announced a new agreement with a UK manufacturer to produce PPE for frontline workers, which will see more than 70 million face masks delivered to health and care workers. FFP2 and FFP3 masks will be produced over an 18-month period at Honeywell’s site in Newhouse, Scotland, with production Read the full article…

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