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Winter Readiness Toolkit for Care Homes and Residential Care

27 September 2021

The toolkit is designed to help managers and staff in care homes and other residential care settings with planning and preparation for winter infections and outbreaks, and in outbreak investigation and management. The resources are quick-reference documents, designed to be used as needed for your setting, by staff, residents and visitors.

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Vaccine communications toolkit for adult social care

12 August 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care has produced a toolkit of resources that is tailored for the adult social care sector: Vaccine communications toolkit for adult social care. The toolkit is regularly updated and includes: a stakeholder Q&A on the COVID-19 vaccines guidance and resources addressing common concerns about the vaccines, such as fertility, Continue reading…

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Business continuity planning templates and guidance

20 July 2021

Care Provider Alliance has updated their business continuity planning guidance, related template plan for adult social care providers. Read the business continuity plan on their website. They’ve also included in the guidance additional information on planning for power outages, data breaches and cyber attacks. Read information on power outages on the CPA website.

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Hot Weather Communications Toolkit 2021

14 July 2021

The Heatwave Plan for England was developed to raise public and professional awareness of the health impacts of hot weather. The plan is an important component of overall emergency planning and provides advice for professionals, organisations, communities and individuals to enable them to plan for and respond to hot weather. The Heatwave Plan for England Continue reading…

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New Safeguarding Adult Concern Referral Form

30 April 2021

Devon County Council and the Torbay and Devon Safeguarding Adults Partnership (TDSAP) are launching a new Safeguarding Adult Concern Referral Form on Monday 10 May. Referrers are encouraged to use the form to raise a safeguarding adult concern with the local authority. The form will be available from 10 May on the TDSAP website. The Continue reading…

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Adult oral health in care homes toolkit

7 December 2020

Public Health England and stakeholders have produced the toolkit to support care homes and commissioners to implement the NICE guideline (NG48): Oral health for adults in care homes. The toolkit also contains useful links for care home staff, residents, their families and friends to support good oral health and reduce oral health inequalities.

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COVID Oximetry@home service

7 December 2020

CO@h is a service for adults likely to experience worsening or life-threatening hypoxia (low oxygen levels in blood) and it is available for people in care homes and their own homes. This information contains a quick reference guide and monitoring log sheet.

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