The information below contains current and up to date information for social care providers.
New and updated guidance and support, including information on funding:
You will be aware of the Governments Heatwave Plan. The Plan has been reissued but remains the same, including the advice for care homes which can be found on page 22 of the Plan.
There has been some additional advice and information issued regarding actions for care homes during the Covid restrictions. In addition to the advice within the existing plan for health and social care staff in all settings (community, hospitals and care homes):
More residents of care homes and people receiving personal care than usual may be at risk from heat due to COVID ill-health and COVID restrictions. Review who may be at high risk
- People receiving care may need additional support to cope with the hot weather. Review your usual plans for surge capacity in hot weather in light of possible COVID-19 related staff absence and to ensure staff welfare
- Communicate alerts to staff and ensure they know what to do when the weather gets hot – use the PHE COVID-19 ‘Beat the Heat’ leaflet and checklist for Care Homes 20 Heatwave and summer preparedness 2020 Providers – health and social care staff in all settings (community, hospitals and care homes)
- Care home managers may wish to remind staff that face masks should be changed when they get damp, staff may need to change their masks more often in hot weather
- Fans should only be used in single rooms for residents who do not have COVID-19 and have not been a close contact of a confirmed case
There’s a slide set here if you want to see the additional actions required: https://khub.net/documents/135939561/318085211/Heat-health+risks+and+COVID-19%2C+Actions+to+prevent+harm.pdf/004fe5f5-edfe-2ed7-d4be-f276a6609ffa?t=1591956206316
The Heatwave Plan is attached for reference, as well as advice about coping with the heat and Covid risks and advice for care home staff during a heatwave.
All of the information can be found on the Governments emergency response internet pages
Training events, webinars and support lines:
The Nottinghamshire Palliative and End of Life Toolkit - Reminder
There are dedicated pages for care homes and homecare services in Nottinghamshire. Please access the Notts EOL & Care homes website: https://nottinghamshire.eolcare.uk
Other resources for your information:
Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Covid-19 Response Care Homes and Home Care (ECRT) Toolkit - https://mk0healthandcary1acq.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Nottingham-and-Nottinghamshire-COVID-19-Response-CHHC-Toolkit-0110620-.pdf
Care Workforce App and Communications toolkit - Link: workforce.adultsocialcare.uk.
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 the Nottm City Council website, ASKLiON, for covid information for care providers – www.asklion.co.uk/providercornercovid-19
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 Nottingham City Council for the latest coronavirus information and service updates - www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/coronavirus/
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
We would also like to take this opportunity to send you our very grateful thanks to you and your staff teams who are supporting people across the County in these very challenging times, it is very much appreciated.
All resources / documents that have been shared so far can be found under the Resources section of Provider Corner