CORONAVIRUS UPDATE BULLETIN – For Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Care Providers – Friday 22nd January 2021
Please note that this email will now be sent out twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays
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:
Reminder - Care Home Vaccination Programme updates to the Capacity Tracker
This is a polite reminder that it is essential you update the Capacity Tracker in relation to the vaccinations received at your care home, as soon as they are completed .
Invitation to Homecare Providers - Double Handed Homecare Project
Please find attached an invitation to participate in a study; Researchers at Northumbria University are exploring care at home where two workers are required to be present (double handed homecare), as opposed to a single worker (single handed homecare). They would like to talk to homecare workers who have experience of both single handed and double handed homecare.
The purpose of this research is to use the experiences of those involved in reviews, alongside other information, to provide recommendations on how these reviews should be performed in the future.
Skills for Care Strategy Review
Skills for Care, over the last few months, have been refreshing and developing our strategy. Given the amount of change in adult social care and the scale of the challenges we know that we need to take the opportunity to reset, to revisit what we think are the biggest issues for adult social care, so we can best we can respond and support the sector. Developing a longer-term strategy for Skills for Care is really about making sure that we can get the most impact and benefit for social care, using all our resources to meet changing and increasing workforce needs. With this in mind we are approaching individuals/organisations that we have with worked with and who access our resources and support to ask for feedback.
Attached is a short presentation to give you some detail of our strategy. I know how busy you are at this time and understand if you are not able to find the time to view the presentation and offer any feedback. However if possible it would be useful to hear whether you feel we are moving in the right direction and if there are any areas we are missing or any things that come as a surprise? Also if there are any key areas you are interested in and/or would like to work with us on.
Thank you very much and happy to have a conversation with you if you wish to discuss further. Lucy.McDonald@skillsforcare.org.uk
How our £2.3million Covid-19 winter fund is supporting children, families and vulnerable people
Nottinghamshire County Council has approved details of a £2.3 million fund, to help people struggling with the financial impact of Covid-19 this winter. The fund is to help people meet the costs of food, energy and water bills. The details were agreed at the Children and Young People's Committee on Monday 18 January.
At least 80% of the fund will be spent on families with children, with the remainder supporting vulnerable adults. It has quickly proved successful, helping 80 different families with utility payments in the first ten days since it was launched. If you need help, or you know someone that does, please visit https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/newsroom/news/how-our-23million-covid-19-winter-fund-is-supporti
Training events, webinars and support links:
Foundations in Dementia
Please find attached information on a free online 6 week course on Dementia.
Spanning six topics from prevention and diagnosis to end of life care, the course also offers insights from recent research.
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