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Age-friendly health systems design to address COVID-19

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Advice to help limit the exposure of older adults to coronavirus (COVID-19) by reducing their need to present to the hospital, reducing hospitalisations and, if hospitalised or in post-acute or long-term care community, increase the rate of safe discharges. It provides advice for professionals working in the community, in emergency departments and hospitals, and in long-term care.

Last updated on hub: 05 May 2020

Guidance for managers and decision makers in supporting care home workers during COVID-19

University College London (UCL)

Evidence-based guidance for managers who are involved in supporting staff working in care home settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The guidance is based on a rapid synthesis of published research, expert clinical opinion and the experiences of care home mangers and staff. It highlights the unique challenges care home workers face and provides recommendations for supporting care home workers in the following areas: provision of basic needs; accessible information about COVID-19; protocols for dealing with residents and staff who are symptomatic; communication and social support; support for psychological wellbeing; grief and bereavement training; and self-care.

Last updated on hub: 05 May 2020

Rapid research COVID-19: how will communities respond to and recover from this crisis?

Local Trust

This research briefing connects communities currently responding to COVID-19 to others who have faced major disasters such as epidemics, floods and wars. It reflects on the literature and describes how communities forge new bonds and find common purpose, and identifies factors that may shape how well they fare during the urgent period of crisis in recovery. It highlights the importance of existing social networks and shared social identity which can lead to the quick formation of new groups. It identifies key questions, including how new COVID-19 support networks might be strengthened and sustained. The briefing is the first in a series to share insights from research to explore how local communities are responding as the coronavirus crisis. The research is led by a team of researchers coordinated by the Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham.

Last updated on hub: 05 May 2020

Accounting for the variation in the confirmed Covid-19 caseload across England: an analysis of the role of multi-generation households, London and time

New Policy Institute

This paper develops a model to measure the size of the impact of various socio-economic variables on the confirmed Covid-19 caseload. The model shows a statistical link across local authority areas between the confirmed Covid-19 caseload and the proportion of households where pensioners and working-age live together, especially in areas of high deprivation. The paper then draws out the short- and long-term implications and policy questions raised by the model. These include the policy response to the coronavirus over the coming months, such as advice on social distancing; and current housing policy, especially the standards that determine what counts as adequate accommodation.

Last updated on hub: 05 May 2020

Responding to COVID-19: issues affecting services for children and young people

Children England

This paper highlights some of the issues that professional from across the children’s sector are experiencing in the course of their work during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. It highlights: difficulties in reaching children and young people in need of support; the large amount of often conflicting guidance and information being issued by agencies, local and national government and industry bodies; and concerns about the financial stability of organisations, particularly third sector organisations, and their ability to provider services. The briefing suggests solutions to address each issue.

Last updated on hub: 04 May 2020

Good administration practice during the response to Covid 19

Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman

Guidance issued by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to those working for local authorities and care providers about good administrative practice and handling complaints during the Covid-19 crisis. The guidance sets out the basic principles the Ombudsman expects organisations to use to underpin their work during this crisis. The principles include: being service-user focused, being open and accountable, acting proportionately and seeking continuous improvement. The Ombudsman will use these principles when it considers complaints about actions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Last updated on hub: 04 May 2020

Webinar recording: COVID-19 and care providers

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Watch the SCIE COVID-19 webinar hosted by Paul Burstow, Chair of SCIE. He was joined by Kathryn Smith, the incoming Chief Executive of the SCIE and a former care worker.

Last updated on hub: 30 April 2020

When to release the lockdown: a wellbeing framework for analysing costs and benefits

London School of Economics and Political Science

In choosing when to end the lockdown, policy-makers have to balance the impact of the decision upon incomes, unemployment, mental health, public confidence and many other factors, as well as upon the number of deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19). To facilitate the decision, it is helpful to forecast each factor using a single metric. The report analyses the impact of many factors such as incomes, unemployment, mental health, air quality and death rates with a view to understanding when the costs of continuing the lockdown exceed the benefits. These factors are brought together using a common currency of their impact on individuals’ wellbeing resulting from each date of ending the lockdown. This new metric makes it possible to compare the impact of each factor in a way that is relevant to all public policy decisions.

Last updated on hub: 30 April 2020

Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family

Department of Health and Social Care

Information and advice for people who are caring, unpaid, for friends or family during the coronavirus outbreak. It builds on other guidance published by the Government, including Stay at home guidance and guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults.

Last updated on hub: 29 April 2020

End of life care: support during the COVID-19 pandemic

Skills for Care

During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, more than ever, people working in health and social care who may not specialists in this area are finding themselves working with people who are dying, or whose condition is deteriorating rapidly. From adapting care to meet people’s changing needs to effectively managing their comfort, good services will prioritise a dignified death that draws on expertise available from within and outside of the service. This resource summarises key points to note and includes useful links to supporting resources for further information. It draws on two Skills for Care publications the 'Good and outstanding care guide and the updated 'End of life care - common core principles.'

Last updated on hub: 29 April 2020