COVID-19 resources on care homes

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When life gives us lemons, we make lemon drizzle cake…

Skills for Care

The Grange in Benenden is a residential home for 19 people with learning disabilities. Examples of how they are providing person centred care during the COVID-19 restrictions.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Heart-warming stories that are spreading positivity during lockdown

Oomph! Wellness

Oomph! are keen to support care homes across the UK with stimulating, fresh and varied content to ensure that residents are engaged during this time when they might be feeling disconnected from their friends, families and the outside world.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Free wellbeing resources for care homes

Oomph! Wellness

Oomph! are keen to support care homes across the UK with stimulating, fresh and varied content to ensure that residents are engaged during this time when they might be feeling disconnected from their friends, families and the outside world.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Self care techniques: episode 2

My Home Life England

'Conversations with Care Homes' is a series by My Home Life England (MHLE). This episode focuses on what self-care techniques help care home managers to replenish their energy levels. Video posted 17 April, 2020.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Supporting care home residents living with dementia during COVID-19: episode 7

My Home Life England

'Conversations with Care Homes' is a series by My Home Life England (MHLE). This episode focuses on how best to support care home residents living with dementia during COVID-19. Stories, tips, methods are shared and signposting for how best to support residents living with dementia at this difficult time. Video posted 2 June, 2020.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Resources to help staff and residents feel connected to their spiritual and religious needs during lockdown: episode 4

My Home Life England

'Conversations with Care Homes' is a series by My Home Life England (MHLE). This episode focuses on resources to help staff and residents feel connected to their spiritual and religious needs during lockdown. It also talk about enhancing wellbeing and recount more stories of thoughtful acts of kindness. Video posted 1 May, 2020.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Stories of care homes across the country: episode 3

My Home Life England

'Conversations with Care Homes' is a series by My Home Life England (MHLE). This episode focuses on resources on the stories of care homes across the country. It includes examples of rising PPE costs, but also how local businesses are rallying together and donating supplies. Resourceful managers are contacting their councils and MPs for support regarding staff transport, whilst others are using isolation as a chance to reflect on their person centred care. Finally, what talents within the care team could bring joy to both residents and staff? Video posted 24 April, 2020.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Postive and challenging stories from care homes: episode 1

My Home Life England

'Conversations with Care Homes' is a series by My Home Life England (MHLE). This episode focuses on sharing some of the positive stories heard from care homes across the country, whilst also acknowledging the huge challenges that many are facing at the current time. This includes an example of huge generosity from care homes in Liverpool, coming together to help another care home that was facing an outbreak of COVID-19. Another example is about how technology is keeping residents connected to their loved ones and communities, before ending with joyous news of a 100th birthday. Video posted 11 April, 2020.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Supporting relatives to connect to residents during COVID-19: episode 5

My Home Life England

'Conversations with Care Homes' is a series by My Home Life England (MHLE). This episode focuses on innovative tips and techniques that care homes across the country are using to keep relatives connected to residents, as well as informed and reassured at this understandably anxious time. And to end, one care home gets a visit from a rainbow pony! Video posted 7 May, 2020.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients or residents in health and social settings

Public Health England

Guidance providing advice on the management of staff, patients or residents in health and social care settings according to their exposure, symptoms and test results for COVID-19. It includes information on: what to do if staff develop symptoms of COVID-19; staff return to work criteria; patient exposures in hospital; and resident who have been exposed to COVID-19 in care settings. The guidance has been updated to include: information on the test and trace service; and information on the risk assessment for staff in the event of personal protective equipment (PPE) breaches. [Published 4 April 2020. Last updated 31 July 2020]

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020