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Coronavirus Update for Nottinghamshire Care Providers - 7th April 2020

The information below contains current and up to date information for social care providers.

Local PPE Guidance – updated 6th April 2020

Please find attached (righthand side of the page) updated documents outlining the guidance for Nottinghamshire PPE

 

COVID-19 Guidance on Homecare Provision – Updated 6th April 2020

Government guidance on Home care provision - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-residential-care-supported-living-and-home-care-guidance/covid-19-guidance-on-home-care-provision

 

Sector led resource

This new sector let resource started as a WhatsApp Group and has proved so useful as a support to people working in residential and home based care, that it has outgrown its WhatsApp platform.  It is now open to a wider audience as a resource and networking centre available through an App that can be accessed through this link - https://webapp.mobileappco.org/m/COVID19CARE/?appcode=COVID19CARE

 

Local DBS Support

Our local DBS contact wanted to let you know about the following links:

  • All of our guidance in relation to COVID-19 can be found here.  
  • General guidance leaflets can be found here.
  • The regional outreach introductory video can be found here.
  • The DBS Disclosure video can be found here.
  • The eligibility test for DBS checks can be found here.
  • How to make a barring referral can be found here.

 

Gold Standards Framework signposting and guidance on the Coronavirus epidemic

On this link you will find guidance on Advanced Care Planning, including the ‘5 Steps to Advanced Care Planning’ animated video and Bereavement Care, which signposts to the Cruse helpline. https://goldstandardsframework.org.uk/gsf-signposting-and-guidance-on-the-coronavirus-epidemic

 

Dementia

https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Other resources for your information:

 

Visit Skills for Care COVID Webpage - https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/About/News/COVID-19-Guidance-from-other-agencies.aspx

 

Visit our Website for further updates - www.nottinghamshire.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

 

Sign up to our and our Health and Wellbeing bulletin - www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/emailme

 

If you don’t already, please join our social channels for latest information on coronavirus and NCC Services:- Nottinghamshire County Council on Facebook or on twitter @NottsCC

 

Please use our qmm@nottscc.gov.uk email address if you have questions for the team and if you are not sure who else to ask. We would, however, suggest that you make use of the information links above as you may already have the answers to hand.

 

Please continue to check the Nottinghamshire County Council and the Notts Help Yourself website for latest guidance.

 

Please do pass on our grateful thanks to you and your teams for your continued support during this challenging time.

 

For all resources / documents that have been shared so far please go to the Resources tile in Provider Corner and search for "COVID19"

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