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A message from the Minister for Care, Helen Whately

“The vital role our care sector plays in supporting some of the most vulnerable in our society has never been clearer than over the past weeks and months. This pandemic has shone a light on the brilliant skills, commitment and dedication of you, … Read Article about A message from the Minister for Care, Helen Whately

The impact of Coronavirus on those with learning disabilities in care settings

Jayne McCubbin looks at the impact of coronavirus on those with learning disabilities in care settings. There have been nearly three times more deaths in care settings, where people with a learning disability may live this year compared to the same … Read Article about The impact of Coronavirus on those with learning disabilities in care settings

Community-based care and learning disabilities: providing the right support, care and housing

#onlineevent More than 2,000 people with autism or a learning disability are currently living in care settings that do not meet their needs. This free online event will look at the challenges of moving people into homes in the community and … Read Article about Community-based care and learning disabilities: providing the right support, care and housing

Staying alert and safe: 1. Protecting different groups of people

As the government advice changes from Stay at Home to Stay Alert, we are creating easy-read information about the new guidance. We start with part 1, Protecting different groups of people. This guidance is for the general public who are fit and … Read Article about Staying alert and safe: 1. Protecting different groups of people

Dedicated app for social care workers launched

A new dedicated app for the adult social care workforce in England has been launched to support staff through the Coronavirus pandemic. Based from content originally posted here: Department of Health and Social Care Care workers get access … Read Article about Dedicated app for social care workers launched

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: CQC reports about services for people with a learning disability

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet standards of quality and safety. They publish what they find, including performance ratings to help people choose care. The CQC have recently … Read Article about Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: CQC reports about services for people with a learning disability

Deciding right – An initiative for making care decisions in advance

All care decisions must come from a shared partnership between the professional and the child, young person or adult. But for those who do not have capacity for their choices, or may lose that capacity in the future it is important that the right … Read Article about Deciding right – An initiative for making care decisions in advance