Dear Providers, the information below contains current and up to date information from our strategic partners for you and your staff:
New and updated guidance and support, including information on funding:
Vaccination process for Nottinghamshire County Council commissioned domiciliary care providers and personal assistants:
COVID vaccination appointments will soon be available to NCC commissioned domiciliary care providers and personal assistants who are employed by a direct payment recipient or self-employed. We are working with health colleagues to arrange vaccinations and hope that booking slots will be available from 18th January or soon after that date. We wanted to give you advance notice to enable you to identify relevant staff so we can move quickly as booking slots become available and ensure as many spaces as possible can be filled.
Our Customer Service Centre will take bookings on behalf of your staff and we will be in contact with you soon about how this process will work. Bookings will take approximately 5 minutes and staff will need to provide their name, DOB, email address and postcode. Mobile numbers and NHS numbers are optional. Staff will need to attend the same location for both vaccination doses.
Guide to the vaccine: COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
UK-wide COVID-19 vaccine delivery plan launched
The Government has published a UK Covid-19 vaccines delivery plan, setting out how the largest vaccination programme in British history will be delivered.
The plan commits to offering the first vaccine dose to all those in the top four priority groups as recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), by 15 February 2021. This includes residents in care homes for older adults, care home workers, people over 80 years of age and all eligible frontline community-based social care workers.
National Guidance for COVID-19 vaccination in care homes that have cases and outbreaks 31 December 2020, Version 1
Guidance note published on 31st December 2020: Briefing template (england.nhs.uk)
COVID outbreaks – Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Homecare and Supported Living providers
Home care and Supported Living and Extra Care providers are reminded that they must report any COVID outbreaks to Public Health as well as updating the Capacity tracker.
The contact details for Public Health are :
Phone: 0344 2254 524
Training events, webinars and support links:
Webinar for Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Homecare and Supported Living Providers - COVID Impact on Workforce and Contingency Planning
DATE AND TIME: Thursday 14th January 2021 – 2.00pm-3.00pm
We would really appreciate your time on Thursday to have a discussion with you regarding impacts, contingencies and also if there are any ideas/plans you have in place that you could share so that we may support any future workforce issues. The link to the meeting is below and hope to see you all on Thursday 14th January 2021 at 2pm
Urgent Webinar for Homecare and Supported Living Providers - COVID Impact on Workforce and Contingency Planning
Microsoft Teams meeting - Join on your computer or mobile app
Forthcoming Midlands Registered Manager Webinars from Skills for Care:
Driving and evidencing improvements in difficult times (Tuesday 26 January 2021, 2pm to 2.30pm) aimed at frontline care managers and quality assurance leads. It will look at how to maintain focus on quality improvement even during difficult times. It will look at robust ways to ensure your service continues to strengthen the quality of care, including how processes have been adapted during the pandemic. The webinar will also look beyond the pandemic to sharing tried and tested approaches to gather evidence, identify areas for improvement and progress towards achieving these. We’ll be sharing insight from adult social care providers and introducing some new resources to help you. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6439406808001960976
Meaningful activities - Leading the way (Wednesday 3 February 2021 2:00 to 2.30 pm) will look at why meaningful activities are so important (especially during a pandemic); how managers can continue to motivate and engage whole staff teams (inc activity co-ordinators) to be involved in activity provision. We will share how to source new activities, resources and alternative ways to connect with others. We will also be sharing lots of useful top tips on meaningful engagement from other managers from a variety of services. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6314401132441730574
Links and resources for your ongoing information:
Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Covid-19 Response Care Homes and Home Care (ECRT) Toolkit - https://healthandcarenotts.co.uk/your-health-matters/care-homes-and-home-care-toolkit/
Care Workforce App and Communications toolkit - Link: https://workforce.adultsocialcare.uk/join?wp-linkindex=6
Government website with all the up to date information on Coronavirus for Adult Social Care settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-social-care-guidance
Visit the Notts County Council website for further updates: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus
Visit Nottingham City Council for the latest coronavirus information and service updates: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/coronavirus/
Visit Notts Help Yourself for a register of COVID-19 resources to support you at this time: https://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/document.page?id=Igc3gkzdlkc
Visit ASKLiON for COVID-19 information for care providers – www.asklion.co.uk/providercornercovid-19
Visit Notts Help Yourself for up to date information on PPE guidance: https://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/site.page?id=m6iCJfa2C4w&newdirectorychannel=0
Visit ASKLiON for up to date information on PPE for city care providers: – www.asklion.co.uk/ppe
Sign up to our and our Health and Wellbeing bulletin: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/emailme
Mobile App linking care providers and resources they have found useful during the COVID pandemic: https://webapp.mobileappco.org/m/COVID19CARE/?appcode=COVID19CARE
Social media channels for latest information on coronavirus and services - Nottinghamshire County Council on Facebook or on twitter @NottsCC
Social media channels for the latest information on coronavirus and services - Nottingham City Council ‘My Nottingham’ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mynottingham and Twitter https://twitter.com/mynottingham
For further queries – Nottinghamshire providers - Please use the Quality & Market Management Team email address firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions for the team and if you are not sure who else to ask.
For further queries – Nottingham City providers – Please use the Single point of access for any covid related queries, email – CV19@nottinghamcity.gov.uk