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.
Webinar on Support for Commissioned Providers Guidance
Date: Thursday 16 July, 11am-12pm
Hosted by ADSS Cymru in association with the National Commissioning Board and Welsh Government
The Support for Commissioned Providers Guidance has evolved through the management of the COVID-19 outbreak was designed to summarise the pressures being placed on children and young people’s and adults’ social care providers in Wales arising from the pandemic and examine possible ways in which commissioners could mitigate them.
This webinar, hosted by ADSS Cymru, is an opportunity for commissioners and providers to examine the core principles and values centred at the heart of the guidance; to explore some of the technical operational advice and how that is delivered in practice; and to listen to the voice of the provider, to understand the challenges and opportunities that exist from mature, cohesive commissioning partnership arrangements, as we move to a new phase in managing the virus.
Register to attend the webinar
Inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, and its management, on health and social care in Wales: Report 1
The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee undertook an inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, and its management, on health and social care in Wales. The committee published its first report in July 2020.
Social Care Wales / Welsh NHS Confederation
It’s right to be optimistic about our health and social care heroes
Social Care Wales Chief Executive Sue Evans has written a blog post for the Welsh NHS Confederation website in which she shares her pride in Wales’s social care workforce and the value they demonstrated with their Covid-19 response. In the piece, she also calls for strong leadership to ensure this recognition of value leads to parity of esteem with their NHS colleagues.
Health and Care Research Wales
There’s still time to take part in the
Health and Care Research Wales Survey!
We have been collecting the views and concerns of older people who use social care services and the people who support them. The aim is to develop a plan for social care research that will enable older people in Wales to live happier and more fulfilling lives.
We would like to hear from more practitioners delivering social care and support services to people in Wales aged 65 or over. This includes
The survey is anonymous and will only take 10 minutes to complete. It will close on Monday 13 July.
Guidance on Care Home Visits for Providers
Guidance for care home providers for adults and children on how to enable safe visiting during the coronavirus pandemic.
NHS 72 birthday
Health Minister has written an open letter on the eve of the 72nd birthday of the NHS, reflecting on the coronavirus pandemic in Wales.
Guidance on leaving your home and seeing other people
From 6 July 2020, further relaxation of rules mean that you may:
Form an exclusive extended household with one other household, including the ability to stay in that other household overnight.
Travel beyond your local area for any purpose.
Review of lockdown measures and health protection restrictions
First Minister makes a statement on the review of the lockdown measures (6th July 2020)
CAFCASS Information for children and young people about COVID-19
Guidance for young people about how coronavirus pandemic may affect court proceedings.
NHS COVID-19 Operating Framework
Operating framework to help the NHS deliver essential health services during COVID-19.
Hospital Discharge Guidance
Health, social care, third and independent sector partners in Wales must follow this discharge guidance.
Providing safer toilets for public use
Guidance for the safe management of toilets used by the public during the coronavirus pandemic.
Life Assurance Scheme
This scheme was announced by the Minister for Health and Social services in April.
This scheme is now open and provides a payment of £60,000 to the beneficiaries of health and social care staff whose death is attributable to Coronavirus and their employment.
Full details of eligibility and how claims can be made are available via the link attached.
Easy Read Guidance - Shielding advice
Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales has issued an update on shielding advice, this can be found in the easy read format.
Easy Read Guidance - What happens when you get a test for coronavirus
Easy read explanation of when to get tested and what the NHS will ask if you test positive.
Easy Read Guidance - Testing for Coronavirus: For people leaving hospital and going into care
An easy read version of how health and care systems and providers should change their discharging arrangements and the provision of community support during the coronavirus situation.
Guidance on the rehabilitation needs of people affected by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Primary medical services for care homes - Directions
The Directions state what services GPs must deliver to care home residents during COVID-19.
LHBs financial entitlements provision - enhanced services
Directions to local health boards on amendments to the general medical services contract.
Coronavirus critical (key) workers: test eligibility
The Welsh Government has provided a list of all critical workers eligible for testing.
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.
CMO letter to vulnerable people
Information for people who have been identified as being at a very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus.
Evaluating the impact of rehabilitation services
Guidance on evaluating the impact of rehabilitation services to help people affected by the impact of COVID-19.
£470M NHS debt written off
Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has written-off the £470m owed by NHS organisations in Wales so they can focus on recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Video consultation extended to pharmacy, optometry and dentistry in Wales
The Health Minister has today (Tuesday 7th July) announced that video consultation services will be extended to dental practices, opticians and community pharmacies. This follows the successful roll-out of the service in primary care, community and secondary care during the coronavirus pandemic
The Health Minister provides a written statement on the immunisation programmes.
What you and businesses can and cannot do during the outbreak and what happens if you break these new laws.
Coronavirus Workplace Guidance
How to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic
Social Care Wales
WeCare Wales jobs portal
Social care employers: we want to help address the staff shortages you might be facing right now. To help you find the right people to fill your vacancies and support your business, we’ve created a jobs portal that will list current social care jobs in Wales.
Post your job vacancies on Twitter and include the following details: