COVID-19 resources

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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

Health and Safety during COVID-19: position statement

British Association of Social Workers England

This statement was developed by the Social Workers Union and endorsed by BASW UK on 2 April 2020. Sets out what social workers should and should not do. Provides advice and guidance for social workers in community work with individuals and families, in ‘usual’ places of work and working from home. Also provides advice on access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and raising concerns.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Economic abuse and the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Surviving Economic Abuse

This resource is designed to support your economic wellbeing and your safety if you are living with someone who abuses you. It also contains information on financial support that is available. Please note, this information is being reviewed and updated regularly during the coronavirus outbreak. Last updated 05 June 2020.

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

Spotlight on: the impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health Trusts in the NHS

NHS Providers

This briefing sets out the immediate challenge of Covid-19 for mental health trusts, how the sector has responded and what is needed to navigate the next phase. It argues that NHS trusts providing mental health and learning disability services have been playing a key role, both to maintain services and to respond to the current environment presented by COVID-19 pressures. Key challenges are identified in the following areas: access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing; prioritisation and demand and capacity planning to meet the needs of people who have not sought help during lockdown: funding to meeting the extra demand for mental health services; and securing a sufficient workforce.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Coronavirus: how counties are stepping up to help the nation

County Councils Network

This document highlights some of the innovative work that been undertaken by county councils authorities during the coronavirus. It includes examples across six themes: protecting the NHS and adult social care; helping the vulnerable; making the best use of council staff and services; working with volunteers; and supporting the local economy.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Tide COVID-19 resources hub

Life Story Network CIC

Includes a range of information and activities for carers and former carers to connect, and keep well and informed. The hub is organised by these sections: activities for carers and people with dementia; Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) resources; care homes and social care; caring for yourself and wellbeing, grief and bereavement; health; national advice, support and helplines (UK, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales) and UK legislation and guidance.

Last updated on hub: 05 June 2020

Care homes strategy for infection prevention and control of COVID-19 based on clear delineation of risk zones


This strategy document is meant as a practical aid for care home managers to be able to implement effective infection control in their particular context. It is acknowledged that there will be a whole range of different types and set-ups of care home depending on the level of care required (e.g. nursing, care, sheltered housing), where each which will need a context-based response. However, the idea here is for managers to be able to use/adapt this document for their own context. The strategy is based on and incorporates current UK government guidance. The main sections of the guidance cover: delineation of zones, hand hygiene staff allocation and rotation in relation to zones, use of equipment, entrances and flow, isolation, communal living, residents with dementia and other challenging behaviours, staff clothes from home, showering and personal protective equipment (PPE). The strategy can be downloaded as a Word document from website link. [First published 17 April 2020; Last updated 16 October 2020]

Last updated on hub: 05 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

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