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Messages in August

Email communications sent from Adults Commissioning team in August 2020.  This includes guidance and important information about the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 26 August 2020

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This issue includes:

  • Shielding employees returing to work - guidance from DHSC
  • Outbreak management and rapid testing for care homes with outbreaks
  • Antibody testing available for all ASC staff and providers
  • Request from DHSC to undertake PCR Swabs at weekends
  • Care Home resources for visiting guidance
  • Proud to Care Learning and Development Survey
  • Training Sessions from the Tissue Viability team
  • Funded training for Social Care via CAHSC
  • Adult Charging Policy Consultation extension

COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 19 August 2020

This issue includes:

  • Link to the July Proud to Care Newsletter
  • Details about Antibody Testing for Care Homes and Care at Home Staff and booking link
  • Information from a Provider about how they supported shielding staff returning to work
  • Details and links to the Infection Prevention Control in Care Homes Toolkit from the Care Quality Commission and information about returning to inspections
  • Information about the Care Home Internship 
  • Details about the End of Life Training Path and the End of Life Education Group 
  • Invitation to join the Supporting People Whose Behaviour can Challenge us workshop 
  • Information about recruiting into social care roles from Proud to Care
  • Details about support for driving lessons from the Positive People Project, Chaos Group
  • Details and information about the Government's Apprenticeship and Traineeship Funding for apprenticeships and employers
  • Eventbite information and link to to book a place for the Care Careers Showcase Event on 4 September 2020

COVID- 19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 12 August 2020 (Issue 53)

This issue includes:

  • Details of Leader in Adult Care L5 Apprenticeship
  • Parkinson's Education - free training from CPFT
  • Information about the Blue Light Card discount scheme
  • Reminder to sign up to NHSmail through CAHSC
  • Update on changes to the NHS Capacity Tracker

COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 7 August 2020 (Issue 52)

This issue includes:

  • Links to PHE guidance on staying safe in hot weather
  • message from Ruth Goldstein regarding care home testing
  • Information on antibody testing for ASC staff
  • How to claim against the Workforce Development Fund
  • Final call for participation in the 'Blue Box' project
  • Invitation to an online EPIC event about smart speakers in care homes
  • Link to Action on Hearing Loss information around Face Covering Regulations
  • PHE illustrative guide to PPE for community health and care settings

COVID-19 Adult Social Care Provider Communication - 4 August 2020 (Issue 51)

This issues includes:

  • Details of updated Covid-19 self-isolation periods.
  • Infection prevention and control when discharged from hospital.
  • Summary of tests available for adult social care in England.