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Look out for the Red Bag

28 October 2019

The RED bag is a National project which started its journey in Sutton (London, UK) in 2015.  The purpose of the red bag is to improve communication between Residential care homes, the ambulance service and general hospitals. The RED bag will hold documentation provided by the Residential home (on admission) and can be found in […]

Categories: Residential and nursing care homes



The Herbert Protocol (Information needed to find the missing)

21 October 2019

Devon and Cornwall Police have asked that we help spread their message about missing people with dementia. The Police have devised a form to help them gather information quickly, which will help them locate people with dementia if they become a missing person. Please access The Herbert Protocol here;

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

Preventing Exploitation Toolkit

21 October 2019

The Safer Devon Partnership has developed an online toolkit to tackle the threat of exploitation. This toolkit will help frontline colleagues learn about, identify and report exploitation happening in Devon and the surrounding area. The toolkit’s audience consists of anyone who, through their paid or voluntary work, may encounter individuals who are vulnerable to exploitation. […]

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

Supporting people with their money

17 July 2019

Having money and having access and control over money is a key element that enables people to live with dignity and security.  Most people are able to maintain control over their own money and are able to make choices about how they spend their money.  However, many people who receive support and care do not […]

Categories: Accommodation, 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

Care Plan Template and Completed Example Care Plan

31 May 2019

The Care Plan Template is provided for your reference as a starting point for the documentation that you should have in place as a provider of care and support services. Please also see worked Example Care Plan for information. Devon County Council considers this resource to be acceptable and contract-compliant but you may wish to […]

Categories: Accommodation, 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

Selling, buying, transferring your business

3 January 2019

Selling your care business, buying a care business from another provider. What do you need to do to ensure a smooth transition of your commissioned business? In order to ensure a smooth transition, it would help to receive formal notification as far in advance of any sale completion date as possible. We realise that matters […]

Categories: Accommodation, 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