COVID-19 resources for frontline care workers

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Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

Government Digital Service

Main UK Government information hub for Coronavirus (COVID‑19) guidance and information includes: guidance and support, announcements, press conferences and speeches and statistics.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Coronavirus information for Older People

Health Education England

Health Education England's Library and Knowledge Services team identified that it is difficult to find information about COVID-19 in accessible formats and for specific patient groups. This webpage provides links to resources suitable for older people from organisations such as: AgeUK, Alzheimer's Association and Independent Age.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Mencap Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and resources


Mencap have created a hub of resources for people with a learning disability and families and also for support workers and healthcare professionals working with this group. The hub includes helpful advice and information and covers topics such as: going to hospital, keeping busy and activity ideas, changes to the Care Act, information from other organisations, information for support workers and healthcare professionals.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Free webinar series - supporting survivors during COVID-19


Solace have developed a series of 4 webinars to share expertise and best practice from across the sector, to help professionals across the UK better understand how they can continue to provide support to survivors. The webinar titles include: Understanding domestic abuse in the context of COVID-19; Assessing risk during COVID-19; Safety planning during COVID-19; Supporting survivors to flee during COVID-19.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

COVID-19 and violence against women: What the health sector/system can do

World Health Organization

Briefing that covers how COVID-19 can exacerbate risks of violence for women. Also covers what can be done to address violence against women during the COVID-19 response and tips for coping with stress at home and actions to take if you or your family members are experiencing violence.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Innovation and inspiration: examples of how providers are responding to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) asked providers to send them examples of changes they have made responding to coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes examples about adult social care organised under the headings:communications, well-being of people using services, infection control, information and guidance, safe staffing and supporting staff. You can also download the full spreadsheet of examples submitted.

Last updated on hub: 05 June 2020

Difficult conversations during COVID-19: ESSS Outline

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services

This summary considers the developing evidence on having difficult conversations during the COVID-19 pandemic. It gives specific consideration to conversations around end-of-life care and to talking to children about COVID-19. This summary reflects mostly on evidence published in the past months which are specifically addressing the unique health and social care needs of this time. It also covers the issues of advance care planning and person-centred conversations.

Last updated on hub: 05 June 2020

Service response to domestic abuse during COVID-19: ESSS Outline

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services

This evidence summary seeks to address the following question relating to domestic abuse: How are services currently responding to domestic abuse during COVID-19? The summary largely draws on the developing guidelines and recommendations that statutory and third sector organisations are producing with regards to domestic abuse and COVID-19.

Last updated on hub: 05 June 2020

Covid-19: stress, anxiety, and social care worker's mental health: ESSS Outline

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services

This evidence summary looks at recent evidence relating to Covid-19 and the mental health, stress and anxiety of social care workers. It draws largely on academic research and grey literature. The summary covers the themes of social care and mental health, causes and outcomes, the workplace, burnout, moral injury, friends and family and the longer-term impact. The review also considers some potential solutions including: peer support, Self-care, resilience, digital health and communication.

Last updated on hub: 05 June 2020

Living grief and bereavement: a booklet for anyone working with carers of people with dementia

This booklet aims to give professionals an understanding of the feelings of grief and bereavement that those caring for people with dementia can experience. It shows that carers can experience complex feelings of grief when the person they care for is still alive, and that these feelings can last long after the person dies. The booklet draws on the views of over 100 carers across the UK who participated in an online survey and focus groups. Carers views covered feelings of loss and grief, a loss of their own identity, their experiences of support, and advice for professional.

Last updated on hub: 04 June 2020