COVID-19 resources

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A COVID-19 guide for carers and family supporting an adult with learning disabilities/autism

Social Care Institute for Excellence

A guide to help family members and carers supporting adults and children with learning disabilities and autistic adults through the COVID-19 crisis.

Last updated on hub: 17 April 2020

Supporting people who are isolated or vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis

Social Care Institute for Excellence

This quick guide shares information, resources and ideas that you can use and share with the people you support during the coronavirus crisis.

Last updated on hub: 17 April 2020

A COVID-19 guide for care staff supporting an adult with learning disabilities/autism

Social Care Institute for Excellence

A guide to help care staff and personal assistants supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults through the COVID-19 crisis.

Last updated on hub: 17 April 2020

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

Social distancing and social work field placements

Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning

The impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on social work practice placements around the world and in the United Arab Emirates is of concern to students, social work educators and service users. This practice note, focuses on the impact of the interruption to social work practice learning for students at the United Arab Emirates University and reflect on the introduction of 'social distancing', a health and safety strategy aimed at reducing the likelihood of the spread of the coronavirus. The paper proposes ways in which students in school placements can continue to develop their social work knowledge and skills ‘from a distance’ and while physically absent from their practice learning settings.

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