COVID-19 resources

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A COVID-19 guide for social workers supporting an adult with learning disabilities/autism

Social Care Institute for Excellence

A guide to help social workers and occupational therapists supporting autistic adults and adults with learning disabilities through the COVID-19 crisis.

Last updated on hub: 17 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection control for care providers

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Read this SCIE quick guide that sets out best practice for care providers to remain safe and prevent coronavirus from spreading.

Last updated on hub: 17 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care action plan

Department of Health and Social Care

Sets out the government's plan to support the adult social care sector in England throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The approach covers four areas: controlling the spread of infection in care settings; supporting the workforce; supporting independence, supporting people at the end of their lives, and responding to individual needs; and supporting local authorities and the providers of care. The action plan applies to all settings and contexts in which people receive adult social care, including people’s own homes, residential care homes and nursing homes, and other community settings. It also applies to people with direct payments and personal budgets, and those who fund their own care. The plan applies to England only.

Last updated on hub: 16 April 2020

COVID-19: guidance for foster care and supported lodgings settings

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

This guidance sets out key messages to support care providers in planning and preparation to prevent the widespread transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in foster care and supported lodgings. It is aimed at Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts, independent fostering providers, foster carers and their families, and providers of supported lodgings and host families. Key messages focus on Protecting and maintaining current placements; the importance of regular communication with foster carers and host families; and planning to ensuring there is as much capacity to provide foster care and Supported Lodging placements as possible. The guidance may be updated to reflect the changing situation.

Last updated on hub: 15 April 2020

COVID-19: guidance for residential children's homes in Northern Ireland

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

This guidance sets out key messages to support planning and preparation to respond to the risk of widespread transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). It applies to all registered providers of residential children’s homes, including independent sector providers. Key messages focus on: protecting the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and staff; effective multi-agency collaborative working; and the need be aware of updated guidance. The guidance may be updated to reflect the changing situation.

Last updated on hub: 15 April 2020

Coronavirus: local authorities' adult social care duties (the Care Act easements)

House of Commons Library

A briefing paper providing an overview of changes to local authority duties around the provision of adult social care during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. It outlines measures under the Coronavirus Act 2020, which involve a relaxation of local authority duties under the Care Act 2014 around the provision of care and support; and government guidance for local authorities in implementing these changes. This briefing covers England only.

Last updated on hub: 15 April 2020

Coronavirus and social relationships and support for vulnerable groups: 2017 to 2018 and 2018 to 2019

The Office for National Statistics

This statistical release looks at the ways in which vulnerable groups, including older adults and those with a self-defined disability or who are Equality Act Disabled, normally receive support from their family, friends and wider community. This could be having help with shopping, providing or cooking meals or looking after grandchildren. It aims to develop a greater understanding of how a period of isolation, such as during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, might impact those in need of extra support. Data is at the UK level. Where this has not been possible, England-level data have been used.

Last updated on hub: 14 April 2020

COVID-19 survey

Skills for Care

Analysis of a survey on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the adult social care workforce, particularly recruitment and retention. The survey, distributed by Care Management Matters, was completed on 31 March 2020 by 211 adult social care providers. Key findings based on the providers who responded found that, on average, 25 per cent of their workforce was currently unable to work due to covid related issues and .34 per cent of providers reported they urgently needed more staff.

Last updated on hub: 14 April 2020

Developing emotional resilience and wellbeing: a practical guide for social workers

This comprehensive guide provides information and techniques to help social workers to develop their emotional resilience and wellbeing during the conravirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for social work and developing greater resilience can help protect social workers from the stresses they face. The guide, which is based on messages from research, considers the meaning of resilience, highlights the factors that underpin this key quality and identifies how they can be developed. It highlights the importance of qualities such as reflective thinking, social competence, supervision and organisational support, coping skills and self-compassion to developing resilience. Tools and techniques identified that can be used to develop greater resilience, include: mindfulness, thinking skills, peer support, and self-awareness and action planning.

Last updated on hub: 14 April 2020

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Department of Health and Social Care

Emergency guidance for health and social care staff in England and Wales who are caring for adults who lack the relevant mental capacity to consent to their care and treatment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. The guidance is designed to minimise additional pressures on hospitals and care home and ensures that decision makers are clear about the steps they need to take. It focuses on new scenarios and potential ‘deprivations of liberty’ created by the outbreak. The guidance states that it may be necessary during the COVID-19 Pandemic to "to change the usual care and treatment arrangements of somebody who lacks the relevant mental capacity to consent to such changes" and that changes to a person’s care or treatment in these scenarios will not constitute a new deprivation of liberty. The guidance includes a decision-making flow chart for decision makers in hospitals and care home. The guidance will apply until withdrawn by the Department. [Last updated 29/05/2020].

Last updated on hub: 14 April 2020