COVID-19 resources

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Support with death, dying and bereavement during COVID-19

Scottish Social Services Council

This guide brings together information to support social service workers in delivering compassionate, person-centred palliative and end of life care. They may experience death, dying and bereavement during the COVID-19 outbreak. The guide aims to help them understand and feel confident in their role; know and use the skills they have for facilitating conversations about death, dying and bereavement; and create a supportive network with colleagues.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Leading in a crisis

Scottish Social Services Council

This resource provides links to guidance and learning resources that will support those leading and supporting others in crisis situations.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Key measures for infection prevention and control: a guide for social care workers providing care in an individual’s home

Scottish Social Services Council

This guide highlights essential practical actions to support good infection control practice during COVID-19, particularly hand and cough hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE). It signposts some of the key measures care workers will need to protect themselves and others when providing care and support for people, including those with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The guide is for social care workers providing support and care to people living in their own homes; particularly care at home and housing support workers, referred to as ‘domiciliary care’ in the national guidance. It acknowledges that many of the people they support may be in the shielding category.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Guidance to help social workers respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Scottish Social Services Council

Each section on this page contains links to national legislation, COVID-19 specific advice and guidance as well as other useful resources. Topics covered include: responding to coronavirus; statutory functions; children and families; adults; and justice.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and adult support and protection: a quick guide

Scottish Social Services Council

This brief guide helps new or redeployed staff quickly understand the following areas: adult support and protection – what is it and who might need protection; harm – what are the signs to look for; and what to do - what workers should do if they identify a concern.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

The safe use of medication during the COVID-19 pandemic

Scottish Social Services Council

A guide for social care workers supporting people at home or in a care home. It offers support, information and resources for social care workers who have the responsibility to carry out one or more of the following types of support: prompt – remind someone to take their medication using their preferred communication method; assist – help someone who manages their own medication with physical tasks like opening bottles, at their request; administer medication – prepare the right medication, at the right time and support a person to take it in the right way in line with their care or support plan and advice from the prescriber or pharmacist.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Working safely during COVID-19

Scottish Social Services Council

This resource provide advice and guidance for social service workers as they deal with the consequences of the pandemic and may need to work differently, for instance providing care and support by phone or through technology rather than face to face visits. The guidance covers both working at home and working in the community and signposts to additional resources.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Person-centred care during the COVID-19 pandemic: what matters to you

Scottish Social Services Council

A brief guide for social service workers supporting people at home or in a care home, to be used alongside local policies and procedures. It provides a summary of what being person-centred can mean in practice, tips on how to strengthen the relationship with those you support through good conversations and how this rights-based approach is supported by the Health and Social Care Standards and the SSSC’s Codes of Practice. There are links to further resources should you wish to follow these up.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

COVID-19 guides for social service workers

Scottish Social Services Council

A suite of accessible, bite-size guides to support social service workers during the pandemic. They are particularly designed to support new or redeployed workers. For those who are experienced in the sector these mobile-friendly, accessible resources will help them refresh their knowledge in light of COVID-19 and share learning with newer colleagues. Themes covered include: person-centred care; working safely; the safe use of medication during the COVID-19 pandemic; coronavirus (COVID-19) and adult support and protection; guidance to help social workers respond to COVID-19; key measures for infection prevention and control; leading in crisis; recognising deterioration and supporting people with acute care needs during COVID-19; support with death, dying and bereavement during COVID-19; Domestic Abuse Awareness Raising Tool; workforce support and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic; and working from home.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

COVID-19 infection rises: letter to care providers from Director of Adult Social Care Delivery

Department of Health and Social Care

A letter from Stuart Miller, Director of Adult Social Care Delivery, to care providers to highlight rising infection rates and request action on testing and PPE in all care settings.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020