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  • The Care Home Team service has restarted in Stoke-On-Trent due to the increased demand in care homes caused by increased cases of COVID-19.

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

    The Care Home Team is a cross-agency support team, made up of experts from Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT), Combined Healthcare and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. It was set up in April 2020 and was paused over the summer months when cases in the city decreased but the service was restarted last month to help support the increase demand in care homes caused by increased cases of COVID-19.

  • Boris Johnson has pleged to fix the injustice of care home funding

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson pleged in his speech yesterday at the Conservative Party conference "We will fix the injustice of care home funding. We will care for the carers as they care for us. We will do what all governments have shirked for decades. We will fix the injustice of care home funding, bringing the magic of averages to the rescue of millions.

  • NHSX are giving iPads to care homes to help provide care to residents.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    NHSX are helping care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide ongoing care to residents by providing iPads and helping to improve internet access. NHSX believes the iPads will help care home residents to stay connected to their loved ones and to receive ongoing care.

  • NHS Covid-19 App launched today

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

    The long awaited NHS Covid-19 app launched today and people in England and Wales over the age of 16 are being urged to download the contact tracing app following it’s official release.

  • Adult social care: COVID-19 winter plan 2020 to 2021

    Monday, September 21, 2020

    The Department of Health and Social care published their Adult social care: our COVID-19 winter plan 2020 to 2021 on Friday 18th September.

  • COVID-19: New guidance for supported living settings

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    The Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England have set out new, specific COVID-19 advice for Supported Living settings, previous advice for supported living settings was included in guidance for home care.

  • 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.