COVID-19 resources

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Workforce support and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak

Scottish Social Services Council

Social service workers experience varying levels of stress and distress as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, which affects them in different ways – physically, emotionally, socially. This guide highlights principles and coping strategies which are based on good, reliable science and evidence that can help them manage the ongoing stress as effectively as possible; and summarises the best available knowledge in this area at the current time with associated relevant links should you wish more information.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Domestic abuse awareness raising tool

SafeLives

This online tool is a learning resource for professionals. It is an awareness-raising resource and serves as an introduction to domestic abuse and coercive control. The tool provides an overview of the main considerations when responding to domestic abuse and helps explore: the definition and prevalence of domestic abuse; the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018; general awareness and identification of domestic abuse, including coercive control; and safe responses and referral pathways. This learning resource reflects real experiences of women, children, men, LGBT people and the BME community. It also includes case studies that show tactics perpetrators use to manipulate victims and responders, as well as the impact of domestic abuse and coercive control on the whole family. It includes a section on Covid-19 and domestic abuse.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Support with death, dying and bereavement during COVID-19

Scottish Social Services Council

This guide brings together information to support social service workers in delivering compassionate, person-centred palliative and end of life care. They may experience death, dying and bereavement during the COVID-19 outbreak. The guide aims to help them understand and feel confident in their role; know and use the skills they have for facilitating conversations about death, dying and bereavement; and create a supportive network with colleagues.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Leading in a crisis

Scottish Social Services Council

This resource provides links to guidance and learning resources that will support those leading and supporting others in crisis situations.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Key measures for infection prevention and control: a guide for social care workers providing care in an individual’s home

Scottish Social Services Council

This guide highlights essential practical actions to support good infection control practice during COVID-19, particularly hand and cough hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE). It signposts some of the key measures care workers will need to protect themselves and others when providing care and support for people, including those with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The guide is for social care workers providing support and care to people living in their own homes; particularly care at home and housing support workers, referred to as ‘domiciliary care’ in the national guidance. It acknowledges that many of the people they support may be in the shielding category.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Guidance to help social workers respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Scottish Social Services Council

Each section on this page contains links to national legislation, COVID-19 specific advice and guidance as well as other useful resources. Topics covered include: responding to coronavirus; statutory functions; children and families; adults; and justice.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and adult support and protection: a quick guide

Scottish Social Services Council

This brief guide helps new or redeployed staff quickly understand the following areas: adult support and protection – what is it and who might need protection; harm – what are the signs to look for; and what to do - what workers should do if they identify a concern.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

The safe use of medication during the COVID-19 pandemic

Scottish Social Services Council

A guide for social care workers supporting people at home or in a care home. It offers support, information and resources for social care workers who have the responsibility to carry out one or more of the following types of support: prompt – remind someone to take their medication using their preferred communication method; assist – help someone who manages their own medication with physical tasks like opening bottles, at their request; administer medication – prepare the right medication, at the right time and support a person to take it in the right way in line with their care or support plan and advice from the prescriber or pharmacist.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Working safely during COVID-19

Scottish Social Services Council

This resource provide advice and guidance for social service workers as they deal with the consequences of the pandemic and may need to work differently, for instance providing care and support by phone or through technology rather than face to face visits. The guidance covers both working at home and working in the community and signposts to additional resources.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Person-centred care during the COVID-19 pandemic: what matters to you

Scottish Social Services Council

A brief guide for social service workers supporting people at home or in a care home, to be used alongside local policies and procedures. It provides a summary of what being person-centred can mean in practice, tips on how to strengthen the relationship with those you support through good conversations and how this rights-based approach is supported by the Health and Social Care Standards and the SSSC’s Codes of Practice. There are links to further resources should you wish to follow these up.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020