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Supporting community recovery and resilience in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: a rapid review of evidence

Glasgow Centre for Population Health

A rapid review of evidence to support community recovery from COVID-19 by broadening the understanding of the wider impacts of the disease and the related disease containment policy. The report aims to demonstrate the types of policy and community responses that may support effective recovery that fosters community resilience. The review is structured around three sections: identifying communities and population sub-groups who are vulnerable or at risk to COVID-19, including the unintended impacts resulting from disease containment policy; the mental health and psychological impacts of COVID-19 and how these can be mitigated as part of community recovery; and the broader potential characteristics of community recovery from the current pandemic and how future resilience can be developed. This includes consideration of research into asset-based approaches, community engagement and participation and resilience and how these can inform community recovery from COVID-19. The report will be of benefit to policymakers and practitioners involved in implementing community-based recovery and support services. It concludes that the process of community recovery should be carefully managed and must involve a flexible, innovative and adaptive approach to support and service delivery. It should also incorporate the views, insights and wisdom of community members and those identified as having additional vulnerability to COVID-19.

Last updated on hub: 04 June 2020

Accessing support : the role of the voluntary and community sector during COVID-19

Local Government Association

A briefing paper to provide councils and community and voluntary sector with information on the role and contribution of the community and voluntary sector and the use of volunteers in local and national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes links to resources, guidance and tools to support councils to work effectively with national and local vountary and community services and in the use of volunteers. The briefing was published on 2 June 2020.

Last updated on hub: 04 June 2020

Covid-19 Webinar for AMHP Leads and PSWs

British Association of Social Workers England

Webinar recorded on 20 March 2020 aimed at Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Leads and Principal Social Workers to discuss issues raised in the Coronavirus Bill. The panel included: Ruth Allen and Claire Barcham, British Association of Social Workers; Steve Chamberlain, AMHP Leads Group and Mark Trewin, Department of Health and Social Care.

Last updated on hub: 04 June 2020

Staying safe during COVID-19: a guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse


Guide for staying safe during COVID-19 for victims and survivors produced by the charity SaveLives.

Last updated on hub: 04 June 2020

Government guidance on social distancing:easy read summary

Learning Disability England

Easy Read summary of government guidance on social distancing for people with learning disabilities.

Last updated on hub: 04 June 2020

Spotting the signs of economic abuse during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak For family, friends, neighbours and colleagues

Surviving Economic Abuse

Guide designed to help you notice signs that someone you care about may be experiencing economic abuse at this time, and to know what you can do to support them.

Last updated on hub: 04 June 2020

Two monthly report on the status of the non-devolved provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020

Department of Health and Social Care

This report, published in May 2020, details the status of the main non-devolved government provisions set out in The Coronavirus Act 2020. The Act gives the government temporary powers to respond to the progress of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. These powers are designed to be switched on when necessary, and off when no longer needed. The Act requires ministers to report every two months on which powers are currently active. This report includes a table providing details of the main provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020, use of the provision since Royal Assent, and whether the provision is currently in force. Provisions covered by the Act included: increasing the available health and social care workforce; easing the burden on frontline staff; containing the virus; managing the deceased with respect and dignity; and supporting people.

Last updated on hub: 03 June 2020

How do we secure more effective place-based primary care networks for the long-term?

Institute of Public Care

This discussion paper considers how local partners in health, social care and wellbeing services across the UK have responded to the coronavirus pandemic so far. It argues that to build effective place-based primary care networks for the longer term, partners will need to work together now to implement further changes in: shared services, with increased joint team working; shared systems, such as sharing information systems and intelligence; shared commitments, for example over network boundaries and commissioning; and shared leadership.

Last updated on hub: 03 June 2020

Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19

Public Health England

This review looks at how different factors have affected COVID-19 risk and outcomes. The review looked at different factors including: age and sex; where people live deprivation; ethnicity; people’s occupation; and care home residence. Based on the latest surveillance data, the findings aim to provide a better understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and help guide the future public health response to it. The largest disparity found was by age. Risk of dying among those diagnosed with COVID-19 was also higher in males than females; higher in those living in the more deprived areas than those living in the least deprived; and higher in those in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups than in White ethnic groups. Compared to previous years, the study also found a particularly high increase in all cause deaths among those born outside the UK and Ireland; those in a range of caring occupations including social care and nursing auxiliaries and assistants; those who drive passengers in road vehicles for a living including taxi and minicab drivers and chauffeurs; those working as security guards and related occupations; and those in care homes. The review notes that the analyses do not take into account the existence of comorbidities, which are strongly associated with the risk of death from COVID-19.

Last updated on hub: 03 June 2020

Coronavirus: separated families and contact with children in care FAQs (UK)

House of Commons Library

This briefing paper provides information in response to key questions regarding the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on separated families, maintenance arrangements and access to children. It addresses: whether children move between the homes of separated parents; how parents should comply with a court-orders for contact; how are child maintenance payments impacted; can I visit my child in care/residential home; alternative arrangements when child contact centres are; and sources of help and advice. The paper notes that it is a fast-moving issue and the information was correct at the time of publication.

Last updated on hub: 03 June 2020