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Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for social care

The Social Care Institute for Excellence have advice for councils and care providers as the government works to delay the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19: Supporting autistic people and people with learning disabilities

Guides for families and professionals supporting autistic adults and adults with learning disabilities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Includes guidance for social workers and occupational therapistsfor care staff, and for carers and family.

Learn more: Supporting autistic people and people with learning disabilities

Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection control for care providers

Managing infection control is essential to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) for any care setting or service. This briefing sets out best practice for care providers to remain safe and prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

Learn more: Infection control for care providers

Supporting people who are isolated or vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis

Social workers, care workers, personal assistants and others are in a unique position to help address anxiety and other concerns, and keep people connected and safe during this public health crisis.

This summary shares information, resources and ideas that you can use – especially if you now are working remotely or in isolation, and which can be shared with the people you support.

Learn more: Managing isolation during COVID-19 crisis

Coronavirus advice and information blogs for social care

Blogs published to support the sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. Includes new entries on leadership in local authorities from Kim Carey, Director of Adult Services, London Borough of Bromley, and the Mental Capacity Act from Lorraine Currie, MCA and DoLS Manager at Shropshire Council and carer.

Read: COVID-19 and social care blogs

New COVID-19 Adult Social Care Strategy: SCIE response

SCIE has been increasingly concerned by the growing pressure on an already fragile social care system, and the publication of a new Adult Social Care Strategy sets out an essential programme of actions to enable the sector to carry on supporting the most frail and vulnerable in our society.

Read: Full response from SCIE on Adult Social Care Strategy

Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity

This emergency guidance from the Government is for health and social care staff in England and Wales who are caring for, or treating, a person who lacks the relevant mental capacity during the coronavirus outbreak.

Read: Mental Capacity and COVID-19

Mental Capacity Act and COVID-19 guidance from SCIE

COVID-19: Questions and answers for the social care sector

SCIE recently published a Q&A on COVID-19 with answers from the Minister of State for Social Care, SCIE Chair Paul Burstow, and NHS England.

Hoping to update this resource frequently, we are asking for more questions on topics related to issues that the sector may be facing in the COVID-19 crisis.

Ask a Question – COVID 19 and social care

View current Q & A resources

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