Social Care Providers are playing a critical role in protecting and caring for the most at-risk citizens in our communities. These are challenging times and the leadership of social care in Wales really appreciates everything you are doing to keep people safe.
The aim of this briefing is to keep providers informed of the latest updates, provide advice and respond to general enquiries.
Extra £40m to support adult social care in Wales
Written Statement: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Shielding Update
CMO letter to extremely vulnerable people: support explained
Updated guidance on shielding arrangements following the announcement of additional 21,000 patients being added to the Welsh Shielded Patient List.
Letter for unpaid carers to access medicines across Wales
Identifying carers can be difficult for professionals. To combat this Carers Trust Wales, Carers Wales and Welsh Government have developed a letter for carers of all ages which explains why they might need extra support and understanding. This standard letter will be made available to local authorities and carers services across Wales to help in areas where no other forms of identification are already in place.
Written statement on carers
Supporting social care during the coronavirus outbreak
Covid-19 Hospital Discharge Service Requirements (Wales) – UPDATE
Free Access to NHS Wales’s eLearning Platform for Nurses working in Social Care
Coronavirus (Covid-19): shielding infographic
New volunteer prescription delivery scheme to support those shielding or self-isolating
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Minister for Health and Social Care has announced new arrangements to ensure people who are shielding or self-isolating can continue to get their prescription medicines in partnership with the National Pharmacy Association, Wales’s third sector organisations and Royal Mail.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) testing: your questions
An updated version of questions and answers to understand who will be tested for Covid-19.
Welsh Government extends coronavirus testing in care homes
All residents and staff in care homes with outbreaks of coronavirus will now be tested for the virus, the Welsh Government announced on 2 May 2020.
Written statement: Coronavirus testing in care homes
A written statement by the Minister for Health and Social Care on who will be tested in care homes.
Revised Coronavirus Rules: Update from Chief Nursing Officer
Not being able to take a car ride could worsen conditions for individuals with a learning disability, autism, dementia or some mental health conditions.
Car journeys were not included in the changes to the Regulations because a car journey is not included as exercise.
As the list of reasonable excuses set out in the Regulation changes is not exhaustive the above circumstances can be allowed.
Car journeys should be used sparingly and keep journeys to local areas.
Welsh Health Circular
Guidance for local health boards and NHS trusts on the reuse of end of life medicines
in hospices and care homes (advice applies only during the Covid-19 pandemic)
Covid-19 and BAME written statement on measures to protect the care workforce
Statement by President of ADSS Cymru Nicola Stubbins thanking care workforce
Social Care Wales
Resources to support people with dementia from BAME communities
Social care worker card update
Social Care Wales Covid-19 pages
Save the date: Monday, 18 May (2-3pm) and Wednesday, 20 May (2-3pm)
WeCareWales TV advert premiers on 6 May at 8:58pm on ITV Wales
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The Hack Covid-19 event is about connecting the people with the challenges to the people with the solutions to access funding and support opportunities.
Care Inspectorate Wales
Fire Safety and Prevention Advice for Care Providers
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has produced fire safety and prevention advice for care and healthcare providers during the coronavirus pandemic: