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COVID-19: staying at home and away from others (social distancing) guidance for young people

Public Health England

Guidance for young people on social distancing and what they can do to look after their wellbeing whilst staying at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It includes advice about keeping in contact with friends and family whilst at home and for young people who have divorced or separated parents.

Last updated on hub: 11 May 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

COVID-19: summaries of key findings on children and young people's views

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Findings from the Book Club which reviewed evidence relating to the experience, voice and views of children and young people about being in lockdown. Six young people aged 16-25 with a trainee and RCPCH staff formed the COVID-19 Book Club – the club has been meeting for an hour each week to review research and identify key themes. These are: mental health; education; employment; friends; family; health needs; information during the pandemic; virtual living. The Club sets three recovery priorities for urgent action by NHS Trusts and health boards: have child and youth accessible, friendly and relevant information about accessing health services and staying safe through the pandemic; increase access to mental health services to support children and young people impacted by the pandemic; and create the best virtual health experience possible thinking about access, confidentiality, rapport and holistic care.

Last updated on hub: 27 October 2020

COVID-19: survey of residential services in Ireland during the lockdown restrictions

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care

Resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown, EPIC (Empowering People in Care), a national voluntary organisation in Ireland working with and for children and young adults who are currently in care or who have experience of being in care, decided to contact all young people’s residential centres in Ireland. Often the young people that live in residential homes are the forgotten children in care, so it was important to reach out to ensure that their issues were being heard. The survey concentrated on the needs of the young people, issues affecting staff, how work practices had changed and what extra supports were needed. The responses were positive on many levels and certainly the voices of the young people and the staff were heard.

Last updated on hub: 06 October 2020

COVID-19: tackling inequalities for UK health and productivity

Northern Health Science Alliance

This report looks at the impact of COVID-19 on the health and economic inequalities between the Northern Powerhouse and the rest of England. It finds that the pandemic hit the North harder and more deeply, arguing that mitigating measures must be put in place to stop inequalities rising further and faster. The report conservatively estimates the economic cost of the increased mortality in the North during the pandemic at £6.86bn and the reductions in mental health in the region due to the pandemic at around £5bn a year. Key findings include: an extra 57.7 more people per 100,000 died in the Northern Powerhouse than the rest of England between March and July and this could cost the UK economy an additional £6.86bn in reduced productivity; mental and financial wellbeing was hardest hit in the Northern Powerhouse, as was loneliness; reductions in mental wellbeing in the Northern Powerhouse could cost the UK economy up to £5 billion in reduced productivity; austerity disproportionately affected the Northern Powerhouse, particularly areas of high deprivation which led to reduced productivity; reductions in the core spending power of local authorities in the Northern Powerhouse by £1 per-head cost £3.17 per-head in lost productivity, equivalent to around a £2bn loss in GDP per-year, or £16bn between 2011 and 2018; pre-pandemic child health, a key predictor of life-long health and economic productivity, was poor and deteriorating in the Northern Powerhouse - since the pandemic, adverse trends in poverty, education, employment and mental health for children and young people have been exacerbated; economic outcomes, particularly unemployment rates, were hardest hit in the Northern Powerhouse.

Last updated on hub: 16 November 2020

COVID-19: the safe and legal use of restraint and seclusion in mental health and learning disability services during the Coronavirus period

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland

This guidance sets out key messages in relation to restraint and seclusion in mental health and learning disability services in Northern Ireland during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The guidance covers the management of restrictive interventions in the COVID-19 outbreak period; seclusion in mental health and learning disability inpatient services; types of restraints; public health advice around social distancing, shielding and isolation, and associated legalities for mental health and learning disability services; blanket restrictions; and the use of Personal Protective Equipment. The core principle underpinning the guidance recommends that in making any decision regarding the use of restraint, seclusion or restrictive practices, the proposed intervention must always be the least restrictive option available, considered to be in the person’s best interests with the aim of preventing harm, and proportionate to the likelihood and seriousness of that harm. The guidance includes links to additional resources. Restraint and seclusion in other settings than mental health and learning disability services are not covered in this guidance.

Last updated on hub: 18 June 2020

COVID-19: Tips for housing sector on end of life care

Housing LIN

With the further escalation of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, the lives of residents are at risk and those who are vulnerable may die of their current long-term condition. This briefing from Housing LIN sets out a number of tips for the housing sector on end of life care and signposts to a selection of useful links and further practical advice.

Last updated on hub: 02 April 2020

Covid-19: understanding inequalities in mental health during the pandemic

Centre for Mental Health

This briefing paper explores the mental health inequalities that are associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. It finds that the virus and the lockdown are putting greater pressure on groups and communities whose mental health was already poorer and more precarious. These include people living with mental health problems, whose access to services has been interrupted; people who live with both mental health problems and long term physical conditions that put them at greater risk of the virus; older adults who are both susceptible to the virus themselves and much more likely than others to lose partners and peers; women and children exposed to trauma and violence at home during lockdown; and people from the ethnic groups where the prevalence of COVID-19 has been highest and outcomes have been the worst, notably people from Black British, Black African, Bangladeshi and Pakistani backgrounds. The paper calls on the Government to take urgent action to address race inequality in mental health, including the urgent need for funding for organisations working in communities that have been affected most deeply by the pandemic. It calls for action to ensure people with mental health problems have access to food and medicine as well as continued financial safety-nets for those at greatest risk from the virus. And it calls for longer term action, including to build on the positive steps that have already been taken to prevent homelessness and improve the benefits system.

Last updated on hub: 29 June 2020

COVID-19: visiting nursing and residential care homes: summary for family and friend carers

Northern Ireland. Department of Health

Outlines the arrangements for visiting in nursing and residential care homes which apply in line with current regional surge level position (level 4 – high or rising level of transmission). This is subject to change depending on the prevalent rate of transmission and will be reviewed frequently. Local outbreaks of infection in care homes will require an additional specific local response and additional restrictions for visiting in line with Public Health Agency advice for management of the outbreak.

Last updated on hub: 20 October 2020

COVID-19: visitors’ protocol. CPA Briefing for care providers

Care Provider Alliance

This protocol provides a set of principles and top tips for developing visiting policies in residential settings - to ensure people using care and support have the opportunity to safely receive visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, while minimising the risk of its introduction to, or spread within, the care setting. The protocol is primarily aimed at care settings which cater for older people, including people with dementia, such as residential and nursing homes. However, it will be of help for other care settings such as those supporting working age people with a range of vulnerabilities, including physical, sensory or learning disabilities. The protocol sets out the principles for considering how to allow visitors in care settings, recognising the importance of finding ways to ensure this is done in a risk-based, balanced way. It examines the types of visits that may be considered, the policies and procedures that are needed, visitor restrictions and ability to suspend visiting, effective communication, and learning as the situation develops. The protocol includes a set of rights and responsibilities for both care providers and visitors which put the welfare and wellbeing of residents / people receiving care at the heart of the approach to developing their visiting policies.

Last updated on hub: 24 June 2020

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