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Personal care at home

Self-isolation periods increased

6 August 2020

Guidance (link) has been updated to reflect the extension of the self-isolation period from 7 days to 10 days for staff who have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result from the community, the 14 days isolation period for staff and patients who are admitted to hospital, and information on re-testing of staff. Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-management-of-exposed-healthcare-workers-and-patients-in-hospital-settings?utm_source=de7360df-5300-4e3e-9a5e-b0a9c360302d&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

Content type: News

Workforce Development Fund 2020-21

6 August 2020

The Workforce Development Fund for 2020-2021 has now launched, with funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), distributed by Skills for Care and available to adult social care providers via the Cornwall Adult Health & Social Care Learning Partnership (CAHSC). Providers can claim if a learner has completed an eligible qualification or […]

Content type: News

Heatwave Alert: Level 3

6 August 2020

The Met Office have issued a Level 3 Heatwave Alert as there is a 90% probability of the Heat-Health criteria being met between 6 August and 11 August, for which Government guidance (link) must be followed. This Temperature Log Sheet been also been produced to help care homes. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heatwave-plan-for-england

Content type: News

Online Jobs Fair on 10 September hosted on Twitter

6 August 2020

Proud to Care and the Department for Work & Pensions are hosting an online health and social care Job Fair on Thursday 10 September from 12noon to 2pm, with participation using Twitter. Providers will need to have a Twitter account, have active vacancies to recruit to and be available on Twitter for questions from job […]

Content type: News

Vertical Hoist Lifting Of Service Users

28 July 2020

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 […]

Content type: Policy and guidance

Using Community Equipment Safely

28 July 2020

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 […]

Content type: Policy and guidance

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