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Adult social care monthly statistics, England: August 2021

Department of Health and Social Care

Experimental statistics on a range of topics including infection control measures, staffing levels, coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations and testing for COVID-19 in adult social care settings. As of 27 July 2021, the proportions who had received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were: 93.5% of residents and 78.0% of staff of older adult care homes; 88.5% of residents of younger adult care homes; 75.2% of staff of younger adult care homes, 64.6% of domiciliary care staff and 32.2% of staff employed in other social care settings. In the week ending 28 July 2021: 91.9% of care homes in England were able to accommodate residents receiving visitors within care homes, compared to 40.3% at the beginning of March 2021; 83.8% of care homes who had staff required to self-isolate paid those staff their full wages while self-isolating. This proportion has remained consistent since mid-December; 74.0% of care homes had no staff members working in another health or social care setting, this proportion has gradually declined from 78.2% at the end of April 2021. Between May and mid-July, the number of positive PCR and LFD tests returned among care home staff and residents gradually increased but was still substantially lower than numbers in mid-January.

Last updated on hub: 13 August 2021

Adult social care monthly statistics, England: background quality and methodology

Department of Health and Social Care

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) publishes weekly statistics on COVID-19 in adult social care settings. This document primarily sets out information on the data sources and methodology used to generate the statistics. These statistics cover: first dose COVID-19 vaccinations in social care settings for staff and residents; infection prevention control (IPC) measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 in care homes; staffing-levels in care homes; COVID-19 testing for staff, residents and visitors of care homes. [First published 13 May 2021 with the title 'Adult social care monthly statistics, England: methodology'. Last updated 12 August 2021]

Last updated on hub: 17 May 2021

Adult social care monthly statistics, England: July 2021

Department of Health and Social Care

Experimental statistics on a range of topics including infection control measures, staffing levels, coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations and testing for COVID-19 in adult social care settings. As of 22 June 2021, the proportions who had received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were: 92.2% of residents and 72.8% of staff of older adult care homes; 86.1% of residents of younger adult care homes; 70.1% of staff of younger adult care homes, 57.8% of domiciliary care staff and 29.1% of staff employed in other social care settings. In the week ending 22 June 2021: 93% of care homes in England were able to accommodate residents receiving visitors within care homes, compared to 40.3% at the beginning of March 2021; 83.8% of care homes who had staff required to self-isolate paid those staff their full wages while self-isolating. This proportion has remained consistent since mid-December; 76.1% of care homes had no staff members working in another health or social care setting, this proportion has remained largely consistent since mid-December. Between mid-May and the end of June, there has been a gradual increase in the number of positive PCR and LFD tests returned from care home staff, but this is still substantially fewer compared to mid-January; the number of positive PCR and LFD tests returned from care home residents has been broadly stable and remains substantially lower than mid-January levels.

Last updated on hub: 12 July 2021

Adult social care monthly statistics, England: June 2021

Department of Health and Social Care

Experimental statistics on a range of topics including infection control measures, staffing levels, coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations and testing for COVID-19 in adult social care settings. As of 25 May 2021, the proportions who had received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were: 88.0% of residents and 65.7% of staff of older adult care homes; 79.4% of residents of younger adult care homes; 61.1% of staff of younger adult care homes, 48.0% of domiciliary care staff and 22.7% of staff employed in other social care settings. In the same week, 87.4% of care homes in England were able to accommodate residents receiving visitors within care homes, compared to 40.3% at the beginning of March 2021; 84.2% of care homes who had staff required to self-isolate paid those staff their full wages while self-isolating; 76.7% of care homes had no staff members working in another health or social care setting, this proportion has remained largely consistent since mid-December. There were 467,100 PCR tests and 498,456 LFD tests taken by care home staff. There were 230 positive results returned from PCR tests and 306 returned from LFD tests, this has substantially decreased for both kits compared to mid-January. There were 77,499 PCR tests and 8,920 LFD tests taken by care home residents. There were 61 positive results returned from PCR tests and 4 returned from LFD tests, this has substantially decreased for both kits compared to mid-January.

Last updated on hub: 12 July 2021

Adult social care monthly statistics, England: May 2021

Department of Health and Social Care

Experimental statistics on a range of topics including infection control measures, staffing levels, coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations and testing for COVID-19 in adult social care settings. As of 27 April 2021, the proportions who had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine were: 94.6% of residents and 81.0% of staff of older adult care homes; 89.8% of residents of younger adult care homes; 77.5% of staff of younger adult care homes, 72.8% of domiciliary care staff and 70.7% of staff employed in other social care settings. In the week ending 26 April 2021: 82.5% of care homes in England were able to accommodate residents receiving visitors within care homes, compared to 40.3% at the beginning of March 2021; 83.6% of care homes who had staff required to self-isolate paid those staff their full wages while self-isolating; 78.2% of care homes had no staff members working in another health or social care setting, this proportion has remained largely consistent since mid-December. ln the week ending 27 April 2021: there were 480,530 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and 505,822 lateral flow device (LFD) tests taken by care home staff. There were 319 positive results returned from PCR tests and 411 returned from LFD tests, this has substantially decreased for both kits compared to mid-January; there were 78,417 PCR tests and 7,905 LFD tests taken by care home residents.

Last updated on hub: 17 May 2021

Adult social care winter plan: letter from Minister for Care to local authorities

Department of Health and Social Care

Letter from Helen Whately, Minister for Care, to outline the expectations of local authorities in relation to the adult social care winter plan. The plan sets out the actions the Government is taking at a national level to support those who provide and receive care. It also outlines the actions every local area (local authorities and NHS partners) and every care provider must take to support the collective efforts to keep the coronavirus at bay.

Last updated on hub: 28 September 2020

Adult social care winter preparedness plan 2020-21

Scottish Government

This Plan sets out the winter preparedness measures already in place that must be retained and those that need to be introduced across the adult social care sector in the midst of the global pandemic of COVID-19. The Plan is centred around four key principles: learning from evidence to protect people who use social care support from the direct impact of COVID-19, and wider winter viruses; ensuring that people have good physical and mental health and wellbeing through provision of high quality integrated care services; supporting the social care workforce to enable the delivery of safe support and care and to have positive mental health and wellbeing; working in collaboration to plan and deliver quality care. Within these categories, the Plan provides specific guidance on a range of critical issues such as: infection control; testing and vaccination; PPE; hospital discharge; mental health; staff movement; outbreak management; new funding; and fair work.

Last updated on hub: 11 November 2020

Adult social care: Covid-19: winter plan 2020-2021 newsletter

39 Essex Chambers

This note provides an overview of the Department of Health and Social Care (non-statutory) guidance ‘Adult social care: our COVID-19 winter plan 2020 to 2021’. It discusses the key issues for local authorities, and in particular the interplay with the wellbeing principles of the Care Act 2014, including managing a potential conflict in terms of the wellbeing of both care home residents and those in the community with care and support needs as regards prevention of C-19. It also looks at the implications of the winter plan for the right to respect for family and private life, addressing the tension between the imperative to protect the health of social care users (and the social care workforce) and the need to respect the family life and private life rights of those who might be subject to protective restrictions. Finally, it explores the impact of the winter plan on deprivation of liberty safeguards, in particular in relation to testing and 14-day isolation requirements.

Last updated on hub: 06 October 2020

Adult social care: our COVID-19 winter plan 2020 to 2021

Department of Health and Social Care

This policy paper sets out the key elements of national support available for the social care sector for winter 2020 to 2021, as well as the main actions to take for local authorities, NHS organisations, and social care providers, including in the voluntary and community sector. It covers four themes: preventing and controlling the spread of infection in care settings; collaboration across health and care services; supporting people who receive social care, the workforce, and carers; and supporting the system. Each section sets out the Department of Health and Social Care’s offer of national support and the department’s expectations for adult social care providers alongside published guidance. The plan applies to all settings and contexts in which people receive adult social care. This includes people’s own homes, residential care homes and nursing homes, and other community settings.[Published 18 September 2020. Last updated 20 November 2020]

Last updated on hub: 21 September 2020

Advice and guidance on discharging COVID-19 positive patients to care homes

Royal College of Physicians

A brief summary of current advice and guidance about discharging patients to care homes. The main points are that: patients should be discharged as soon as they are fit, whether they are COVID-19 positive or not; COVID-19 positive patients being discharged into a care home setting can only be discharged into care homes that have been designated safe by the CQC – if their own care home is not COVID-19 safe, they need to be discharged into alternative accommodation; it is the responsibility of the local authority to find alternative accommodation.

Last updated on hub: 09 November 2020

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