COVID-19 resources for managers and leaders

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COVID-19: In conversation with Fran Leddra

Social Care Institute for Excellence

This podcast features SCIE’s Chief Executive Kathryn Smith in conversation with Fran Leddra, Joint Chief Social Worker for Adults.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

COVID-19: Can there be a new social contract? With Ade Adetosoye (Podcast)

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE's Chair, Paul Burstow, is in conversation with Ade Adetosoye, Chief Executive of Bromley Council.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

Key messages from government guidance during the COVID-19 crisis which relate to the operation of direct payments, including where they are used to employ personal assistants

Local Government Association

Briefing note identifies the key messages from government guidance during the COVID-19 crisis which relate to the operation of direct payments, including where they are used to employ personal assistants, aimed at local authorities. The two guidance documents referred to are: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments and the Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities, both published by the Department of Health and Social Care. The briefing was published on 11 June 2020.

Last updated on hub: 12 June 2020

LGA/ADASS COVID-19 briefing note: financial aspects of direct payments and support for personal assistants

Local Government Association

Briefing and advice note that covers the key financial aspects of direct payments (DP) and support for personal assistants (PAs) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The briefing provides some headline messages for Councils to focus on that focus on finance-related issues in prioritising direct payment holders and personal assistants. The briefing also includes some good practice examples to consider and follow in relation to how local authorities are supporting people in receipt of direct payments. Examples include: mirroring the up-front payments made to other care providers, a 5-10 per cent contingency advance payment added to DP holder budgets – to cover PPE, testing of PAs, etc and pooling of self-employed PAs to deploy to support contingency arrangements. The briefing was published on 11 June 2020.

Last updated on hub: 12 June 2020

How listening to co-produced research could have saved lives – and still may

Bristol University Press

Peter Beresford, author of 'Social Policy First Hand', on why the govenrnment should be paying attention to user-led and co-produced research approaches during he COVID-19 pandemic.

Last updated on hub: 12 June 2020

Uncertainty ahead for care providers

Bevan Brittan LLP

Carlton Sadler, partner and head of the Healthcare Regulatory team at Bevan Brittan provides some key insights about the pressures on care providers during the coronavirus pandemic. The article includes comments about regulation, Mental Capacity Act, and health and safety responsibilities. [Article published 8 June 2020]

Last updated on hub: 12 June 2020

National Care Forum news

National Care Forum

The news section of the National Care Forum (NCF) website is a good source for news and examples of good practice happening in care homes in the UK as they cope with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For example, turning to letter writing and how to celebrate birthdays under current conditions.

Last updated on hub: 11 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

COVID-19 staff risk assessment flow chart

British Association of Social Workers England

This flow chart is to help managers and staff to identify what risk assessments need to be carried out for their individual staff and what measures should be put in place to minimise risk during the COVID-19 crisis. Whilst all risks to social workers cannot be completely eliminated, employers should take all possible steps that they can to minimise the risks.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Learn on the go podcasts for social workers

Podcast series where the latest research, theories and practice issues, and look at what they mean for social workers are discussed. Recent episodes cover topics relevant to the pandemic including safeguarding, remote supervision, The Coronavirus Act and Care Act easements, loneliness and isolation, self care and domestic abuse.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020