COVID-19 resources

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COVID-19: adult social care risk reduction framework: assessing and reducing the risk to your workforce

Department of Health and Social Care

A framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. Employers have a duty of care to secure the health, safety and welfare of their workers and the people who use their services, as far as possible. The framework focuses specifically on how they can support workers with factors which may make them more vulnerable to infection or adverse outcomes from COVID-19 to make decisions about their risks in the workplace. Risk factors include age, sex or ethnicity, some underlying health conditions, and pregnancy. The framework covers: the risk assessment process; having conversations with workers who are identified as being at increased risk; measures that can be put in place, both across the workforce and for individuals; additional useful guidance and resources. This guidance should be used alongside PHE guidance on infection prevention and control and DHSC guidance on health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce. [Published 19 June 2020. Last updated 10 July 2020]

Last updated on hub: 23 June 2020

COVID-19: research studies on children and young people's views

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

This portal collates completed and ongoing studies on how children and young people are experiencing the impact of covid-19, and lockdown – from their education to staying at home with family, from the way they access health and support services to their emotional health and wellbeing.

Last updated on hub: 22 June 2020

Leading through COVID-19: supporting health and care leaders in unprecedented times

King's Fund

These pages provide support to health and care leaders in a variety of settings, including the NHS, social care, public health or the voluntary and independent sector. The resource brings together brief guidance, blogs and videos on a range of topics relating to leadership in the context of a pandemic, including: decision-making in difficult circumstances, mental health and wellbeing, supporting teams and colleagues, adapting to complex situations and leading teams virtually.

Last updated on hub: 22 June 2020

Combating loneliness and reducing social isolation

Housing LIN

Arranged into six key topic areas below, these pages showcase relevant guidance and policy instruments, useful research findings and examples of services and innovative projects that offer practical solutions in combating loneliness and reducing social isolation. The topics covered may be especially relevant in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. They include: ageing, assistive technology, care and support, dementia, health and wellbeing, and homes and communities.

Last updated on hub: 22 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting better in hospital

Learning Disability England

This easy read is about when people with Coronavirus might need to go to hospital. It sets out accessible guidance on what COVID-19 is; the symptoms; and what to expect if hospital care is needed, including what treatment may look like and interaction with hospital staff.

Last updated on hub: 22 June 2020

Working within the Mental Capacity Act during the coronavirus pandemic

Care Quality Commission

Guidance for care providers on how to apply the Mental Capacity Act during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The resource considers the issues that should be considered when thinking about care and treatment that might involve restrictions because of Coronavirus; the cases where DoLS authorisations have already been granted; and the impacts of the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Last updated on hub: 22 June 2020

Webinar recording: Getting commissioning right Exploring good commissioning during and beyond COVID-19

Social Care Institute for Excellence

This webinar, recorded on 9 July 2020, focused on the impact COVID-19 has had on social care and commissioning over the last three months.

Last updated on hub: 22 June 2020

Domestic abuse: the shadow pandemic

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Nimal Jude, Practice Development Manager at the Social Care Institute for Excellence, shares some insights about the extent to which domestic abuse is increasing during lockdown. The blog suggests that anyone can be involved and that positive steps in prevention is vital. Also suggests that well-evidenced perpetrator programmes, such as the DRIVE programme that employ a whole systems approach and coordinated multi-agency response need to be put in place. [Published 27 May 2020]

Last updated on hub: 22 June 2020

Five principles for the next phase of the Covid-19 response

National Voices

This document sets out the principles that should underpin and guide the necessary shift from the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic into ongoing management of the problem, ensuring that the medium and long term response is transparent, accountable, and consensual. As a point of principle and accountability, decision makers must put people and their rights at the centre, engage with those citizens most affected by both the virus and lockdown restrictions and understand how lives are lived by those who have ‘underlying conditions.’ The five principles, which are endorsed by many health and social care charities in England, are: actively engage with those most impacted by the change; make everyone matter, leave no-one behind; confront inequality head-on; recognise people, not categories, by strengthening personalised care; and value health, care and support equally.

Last updated on hub: 22 June 2020

COVID-19 Insight: issue 2

Care Quality Commission

Highlights early findings from feedback from local stakeholders and analysis of local support plans around approaches to secure collaboration between providers, and examples of the positive impact of these efforts. The briefing examines the most important actions that health and social care providers can take collectively to manage the response to COVID-19; looks at how leaders have collaborated to plan and deliver services and support staff across providers to work together; considers the barriers to provider collaboration in responding to COVID-19. Examples of good practice are included.

Last updated on hub: 22 June 2020