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Cohort 2 – Devon STP Systems Leadership Programme has a successful launch!

5 November 2019

Following the success of last year’s programme 47 leaders from across health and social care including colleagues from the Private, Voluntary and Independent sector and primary care came together for the launch of our 2nd 18mnth intensive programme on the 15th October 2019.

Categories: Accommodation, Carers, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Extra care housing, Group-based care and day services, Personal care at home, Personalised support and enabling, Prevention, Replacement care services, Residential and nursing care homes, Supported living


Cold Weather Alert Service / Guidance

4 November 2019

As you may be aware the Cold Weather Alert Service commences today ( November 2019) and will run until the 31 March 2020. The Met Office (link below) monitor the situation and periodically send weather updates/predictions to nominated DCC Officers who in turn may forward you information and requests for action should the need arise.

Categories: Accommodation, Carers, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Extra care housing, Group-based care and day services, Personal assistants, Personal care at home, Personalised support and enabling, Prevention, Replacement care services, Residential and nursing care homes, Supported living


Vertical Hoist Lifting Of Service Users

24 October 2019

Ensure Vertical Hoist Lifting Of Service Users Always ensure that when hoisting service users the hoist straps and lifting motor are in a position vertically above the service user. If the hoist straps and motor are not positioned vertically above the service user, it will cause excessive wear to the hoisting equipment, can cause the […]

Categories: Accommodation, Carers, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Extra care housing, Group-based care and day services, Personal assistants, Personal care at home, Personalised support and enabling, Prevention, Replacement care services, Residential and nursing care homes, Supported living

Using Community Equipment Safely

24 October 2019

Provider staff must immediately notify a Health or Social Care professional, where they may be needing to use items of equipment with a client, in a manner for which it was not designed. Do not put excessive force on items of community equipment, or use it in any way which would put the client’s or […]

Categories: Accommodation, Carers, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Extra care housing, Group-based care and day services, Personal assistants, Personal care at home, Personalised support and enabling, Prevention, Replacement care services, Residential and nursing care homes, Supported living

Instructions to Ensure Safe Hoisting Of Service Users and Safe Use Of Gantry Hoists

24 October 2019

Always ensure that when using any hoist to transfer a service user, the hoist straps and lifting motor are in a position vertically above the service user, using slide sheets or bed to reposition them prior to lifting/lowering. If the hoist straps and motor are not positioned vertically above the service user, it will cause […]

Categories: Accommodation, Carers, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Extra care housing, Group-based care and day services, Personal assistants, Personal care at home, Personalised support and enabling, Prevention, Replacement care services, Residential and nursing care homes, Supported living

Guidance regarding Adjustment of Community Equipment

24 October 2019

Guidance – Adjustment of Community Equipment 19 Feb 2018 This guidance is issued in response to a serious incident relating to community equipment that was recently brought to the attention of the Community Equipment Service Commissioners. It is important to share the learning from this incident. Find below new guidance that will be issued to […]

Categories: Accommodation, Carers, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Extra care housing, Group-based care and day services, Personal assistants, Personal care at home, Personalised support and enabling, Prevention, Replacement care services, Residential and nursing care homes, Supported living