Care homes and supported living
Learning and sharing following the COVID-19 lockdown
Updated: September 2020
This resource is a dynamic set of practice examples with links to quality-checked guidance and resources and is designed to support care home and supported living staff to both find and share examples of COVID-19-related good practice.
Suggestions or contributions
Please contact us to contribute an example from care homes or supported living services.
SCIE holds regular virtual meetups for those working in social care on a range or topics, as well as webinars and blogs. If you have suggestions for topics, particularly on new and emerging practice or challenges, please get in touch.
About this guide Open
Following consultation with sector leaders, groups representing providers, care home managers and senior staff, and those with lived experience of social care or as a family member, we have identified three key topics that were important to care homes in a continuing COVID-19 context:
- Staff wellbeing
- Balancing infection control with the wellbeing of those being supported
- Opening up care settings
Care home and supported living staff will be able to learn how care homes have developed good practice in these difficult times and see if they can adapt them to work in their own care setting. In addition, the resource signposts a set of quality-checked existing resources so that those working in care settings can quickly see if they are relevant.
Information for each resource includes:
- Care setting – which care setting(s) the resource applies to
- Audience – who the resource is aimed at
- Region – which UK region(s) is the resource relevant to
- Format – is it a webpage, pdf, poster or collection of resources
- Overview – short summary of the resource or guidance
This is a dynamic resource and SCIE would like to hear about your experiences during COVID-19. We invite you to submit examples of your own practice that you feel have been successful and could be applied by other care homes. Care homes can learn from each other and improve ways of working to ultimately support residents better.
Practice examples that highlight ways care homes and supported living providers have supported their staff during periods of crisis and in a broader COVID-19 context.
Balancing infection control with wellbeing
Practice examples, guides and resources showing some of the changes care homes and supported living staff have made that they found worked well to balance infection control with wellbeing.
Opening up care homes and supported housing
Practice examples, guides and resources showing good practice when opening up care homes and supported practice on easing of lockdown restrictions.