COVID-19 resources for frontline care workers

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Infection control e-learning course

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Video-based, easy-to-navigate, essential e-learning to help organisations prevent the spread of infection.

Last updated on hub: 07 May 2020

End of life care: support during the COVID-19 pandemic

Skills for Care

During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, more than ever, people working in health and social care who may not specialists in this area are finding themselves working with people who are dying, or whose condition is deteriorating rapidly. From adapting care to meet people’s changing needs to effectively managing their comfort, good services will prioritise a dignified death that draws on expertise available from within and outside of the service. This resource summarises key points to note and includes useful links to supporting resources for further information. It draws on two Skills for Care publications the 'Good and outstanding care guide and the updated 'End of life care - common core principles.'

Last updated on hub: 29 April 2020

Coronavirus, people's voice and advocacy: a myth buster

VoiceAbility

This guide debunks the myths and misunderstandings that could prevent people from getting access to advocacy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The guide is primarily aimed at advocates and may also be useful to health and social care professionals, people who use health and social care services and their relatives and friends.

Last updated on hub: 29 April 2020

Personal protective equipment (PPE): resource for care workers delivering homecare (domiciliary care) during sustained COVID-19 transmission in the UK

Public Health England

Guidance for those working in domiciliary care providing information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during sustained coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission in the UK. It explains how PPE guidance applies to the homecare (domiciliary care) setting and is drawn from full infection prevention and control (IPC) and PPE guidance. The guidance is primarily for care workers and providers delivering care in visiting homecare, extra care housing and live-in homecare settings. [Published 27/04/202. Updated 7/10/2020]

Last updated on hub: 28 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

Department of Health and Social Care

Guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The guidance includes information on keeping people with learning disabilities and autistic people safe, supporting them to understand the changes they need to make during the COVID-19 outbreak, and helping staff protect their own wellbeing. It includes links to relevant resources. It builds on the COVID-19 adult social care action plan and more detailed guidance published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence. [Last updated 20 October 2020]

Last updated on hub: 27 April 2020

COVID 19: how to work safely in care homes

Public Health England

This guidance provides advice for care workers working in care homes on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the period of sustained transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidance is also relevant for those providing residential supported living. This resource, which has been designed to be accessible to both care workers and providers, has four sections containing: recommendations on the use of PPE for a range of relevant contexts; explanation concerning recommendations and frequently asked questions; specialist advice relating to care for people with learning disabilities and/or autism; and case scenarios designed to illustrate appropriate use of PPE in practice. It should be read in conjunction with the full infection prevention and control (IPC) and PPE government guidance. [Published 17 April 2020; Last updated 15 June 2020]

Last updated on hub: 20 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

Safeguarding adults and COVID-19

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE discusses the importance of safeguarding vulnerable adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Last updated on hub: 01 April 2020

COVID-19: Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes

British Geriatrics Society

Good practice guidance developed to help care home staff, and NHS staff who work with them, to support care home residents through the coronavirus pandemic. Sections cover: identifying residents who may have COVID-19 and how to respond; isolating residents; advance care planning; decisions about escalation of care to hospital; and supporting care home residents and staff.[First published: 30 March 2020; Last updated: 02 June 2020, version 3].

Last updated on hub: 26 March 2020

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