COVID-19 resources

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COVID-19: guidance on isolation for domestic abuse safe-accommodation settings

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Guidance for providers of safe accommodation with support for victims of domestic abuse and their children. The guidance provides advice for staff and employers on managing isolation for clients and their children under 18 if they, or someone else in their accommodation, show symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19) or is confirmed as having the disease. The guidance covers: specialist refuge and safe accommodation (with shared space); dispersed, self-contained accommodation with support move-on accommodation; and properties within Sanctuary Schemes or with other enhanced security measures.

Last updated on hub: 06 April 2020

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Public Health England

Guidance for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19), because of an underlying health condition, and for their family, friends and carers. It is intended for use in situations where the extremely vulnerable person is living in their own home, with or without additional support. This includes the extremely clinically vulnerable people living in long-term care facilities, either for older people or people with special needs. [Published 21/03/2020. Last updated 22/01/2021]

Last updated on hub: 25 March 2020

COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

Public Health England

Government guidance on the measures everyone should take to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidance also covers measures to protect older people and vulnerable people with certain long-term conditions. The guidance is intended for use in situations where people are living in their own homes, with or without additional support from friends, family and carers.

Last updated on hub: 17 March 2020

COVID-19: Guidance to accompany the Children's Social Care (Coronavirus) (Temporary Modification of Children’s Social Care) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland

Guidance issued in conjunction with temporary modifications to Health and Care Trusts’ statutory functions in respect of looked after children, including some children awaiting adoption, and care leavers, which have been brought into effect by the Children’s Social Care (Coronavirus) (Temporary Modification of Children’s Social Care) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020. The functions covered by the regulations include: visits by social workers to looked after children; reviews of foster carers, looked after children, care leavers and children placed or awaiting placement for adoption; approvals for foster carers and placements); and Secure Accommodation reviews.

Last updated on hub: 14 May 2020

COVID-19: health disparities and social determinants of health

International Social Work

Social determinants of health (SDH) describe how a person’s education, economic status, and overall environment affect their health outcomes. In the United States, a long history of resource inequities has existed, particularly for those from ethnic minority backgrounds. The following is a literature review of SDH from a historical context, current state, and through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last updated on hub: 19 November 2020

COVID-19: implications for the support of people with social care needs in England

Journal of Aging and Social Policy

This perspective examines the challenge posed by COVID-19 for social care services in England and describes responses to this challenge. People with social care needs experience increased risks of death and deteriorating physical and mental health with COVID-19. Social isolation introduced to reduce COVID-19 transmission may adversely affect well-being. While the need for social care rises, the ability of families and social care staff to provide support is reduced by illness and quarantine, implying reductions in staffing levels. Consequently, COVID-19 could seriously threaten care availability and quality. The government has sought volunteers to work in health and social care to help address the threat posed by staff shortages at a time of rising need, and the call has achieved an excellent response. The government has also removed some barriers to effective coordination between health and social care, while introducing measures to promote the financial viability of care providers. The pandemic presents unprecedented challenges that require well-co-coordinated responses across central and local government, health services, and non-government sectors.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

COVID-19: In conversation with Andrew Dilnot

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE Chair Paul Burstow is joined in conversation by Andrew Dilnot from the Dilnot Commission; and currently Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

COVID-19: In conversation with Fran Leddra

Social Care Institute for Excellence

This podcast features SCIE’s Chief Executive Kathryn Smith in conversation with Fran Leddra, Joint Chief Social Worker for Adults.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

COVID-19: In conversation with James Bullion

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Last updated on hub: 24 June 2020

COVID-19: In conversation with Kate Terroni

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Dr Ossie Stuart, SCIE trustee, in conversation with Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission

Last updated on hub: 30 July 2020