COVID-19 resources for frontline care workers

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Guidelines for social workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

British Association of Social Workers England

This briefing provides some principles that social workers can follow to enable them to work in anti-oppressive ways while protecting their own health and that of service users so as to ensure that the coronavirus is not spread by them, especially to vulnerable people. The briefing also provides some pointers that social workers may wish to consider when doing home visits, agency visits or going anywhere else to deliver services to those requiring them. This briefing complements British Association of Social Workers England (BASW) document professional practice guidance: The role of social workers in a pandemic and its aftermath: learning from COVID-19.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

Surviving COVID-19: social work issues in a global pandemic (Child protection and welfare, and social care)

University of Stirling

This briefing provides advice for social workers working with children and families during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The briefing covers what is COVID-19 and its symptoms; what steps do World Health Organisation (WHO) and national and local health advisors advocate people follow in preparedness, mitigation and suppression strategies; how can social workers work with children and families during this pandemic; and how can social workers take care of themselves and others while performing their statutory duties. The briefing also covers how to uphold anti-oppressive practice, ethical behaviour and human rights, home visits and personal protection and protective equipment.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

Care homes and COVID-19: advice and best practice

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Guidance, resources and best practice advice for care homes and care staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

Social work in times of disasters: a green social work perspective webinar

British Association of Social Workers England

In this webinar, Professor Lena Dominelli (University of Stirling) discusses current research into social workers in disasters and what this means for frontline practitioners. This webinar is based on research Lena has been doing since 2009 in relation to disasters. On the webpage you can access accompanying resources and documents relevant to the webinar, including PowerPoint presentation [Webinar recording made 2 March 2020].

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

Curate and connect project

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services

The Curate and Connect project brings together special collections of Iriss resources based on topics at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis. Each collection includes insights from a member of the social services workforce about the impact of COVID-19 and why this is an important topic right now. The first collection covers social isolation. New topics are planned about leadership and domestic abuse. [Resource launched 15 June 2020].

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

The Academy of Fabulous Stuff: COVID-19 resources and innovations

Academy of Fabulous Stuff

During the COVID-19 crisis the NHS and Social Care will be at its innovative best; finding new and better ways, developing resilience, being kind and improving the patient experience. Platform for sharing lots of innovative examples of practice.

Last updated on hub: 10 June 2020

Virtual multidisciplinary team meetings for the older population

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West

This rapid evidence review explores how to effectively carry out practice-level multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings virtually, specifically for older people. A review of available evidence finds that virtual multidisciplinary team (vMDTs) have potential benefits, emphasising the possibility of bringing professionals from different backgrounds to work together and provide more integrated, efficient, accessible, and higher quality care overcoming geographical and timing barriers. vMDTs usually have some disadvantages or barriers for their implementation, emphasising the need of a proper infrastructure and good, designated co-ordination. The summary provided in the review should be taken as informational and not as evidence-based practice. However, it is likely to be of use to care professionals planning to use a vMDT for the older and frail population.

Last updated on hub: 10 June 2020

COVID-19 GUIDE 2: everyday Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI) situations

Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment Support UK

Hi-VisUK information and guidance series is designed to help those supporting or caring for an older person with Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI) during this COVID-19. This guide covers everyday DSI situations.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

COVID-19 GUIDE 4: What you can do about undetected Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI)

Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment Support UK

Hi-VisUK information and guidance series is designed to help those supporting or caring for an older person with Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI) during this COVID-19. This guide covers what you can do about undetected Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI).

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

COVID-19 GUIDE 3: Professionals supporting an older person with Dual Sensory Impairment

Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment Support UK

Hi-VisUK information and guidance series is designed to help those supporting or caring for an older person with Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI) during this COVID-19. This guide covers professionals supporting an older person.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020