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  • The size and structure of the adult social care sector and workforce in England 2019-2020

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    Key findings

    The number of people working in adult social care is estimated at 1.52 million.
    The number of adult social care jobs in England as at 2019/20 was estimated at 1.65 million
    Out of 1.65 million jobs, 41% of these jobs are residential, 43% are domiciliary, 2% are day and 13% are community based jobs.
    An estimated 18,200 organisations were involved in providing or organising adult social care in England as at 2019/20.

  • Care home visits can restart in England

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

    Care home residents are to be allowed routine visits from loved ones once local authorities and local public health directors say it is safe. Residents will be limited to one designated visitor who will not be allowed to enter the resident’s room unless they are dying. Care homes are being asked to explore potential designated areas such as conservatories, gardens or even drive through visits in car parks.

  • Face coverings to become compulsory in shops in England from 24th July

    Friday, July 17, 2020

    From Friday 24th July, wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England will be mandatory.
    Those who fail to comply with the new rules will face a fine of up to £100, the Government has announced.

  • Information for adult social care services from the CQC during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published answers to questions that adult social care providers have asked them during the coronavirus outbreak. They have dated their answers so adult social care providers can see how recent the questions and answers are and broken the questions down into areas, such as Regulation, Data collections and Staff.

  • Immigration proposals could create a staffing ‘black hole’ for care homes and social care services.

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

    Care homes and social care services could face a staffing "black hole" because of the impact of the government's immigration bill, The Cavendish Coalition have warned.

  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in care home residents has continued to fall since mid-April.

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020

    The ONS has looked into deaths involving COVID-19 in the care sector in England and Wales occurring up to 12 June 2020 and registered up to 20 June 2020 by age, sex and region.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing risk in adult social care

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

    The Department of Health and Social Care have released guidance on how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic.
    Keeping people who work in social care settings, and those who use social care services, safe and well is critical. An adult social care employer has a duty of care to secure the health, safety and welfare of their workers and the people who use their service, as far as possible.

  • How to communicate effectively whilst wearing a face mask

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

    Face masks can sometimes make communicating harder than usual. It can be hard to know who people are, to understand what you are saying, to hear speech clearly and to understand what people are feeling.

    How can you make sure you are being inclusive while wearing a face mask?

  • COVID-19: number of new outbreaks in care homes remain at low levels

    Friday, June 12, 2020

    This data shows that the number of care homes in the West Midlands reporting a new suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 each week, continues to remain at low levels across the West Midlands and 13 Local Authorities have reported no new care home COVID-19 infections for 3 or more consecutive weeks.

  • Face coverings become mandatory on public transport in England from Monday June 15th

    Thursday, June 11, 2020

    Wearing face coverings on public transport will be mandatory in England from Monday June 15.