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 onSupport for Commissioned Providers Guidance
Reminder of the webinar taking place this Thursday 16 July, 11am-12pm
Hosted by ADSS Cymru in association with the National Commissioning Board and Welsh Government.
An agenda is available to view online.
Register to attend the webinar:
Link to Agenda
Easy Read Guidance - Shielding advice
Easy read guide to shielding people defined as extremely vulnerable.
How to get tested for coronavirus: easy read poster
Print and share or display this easy read poster to raise awareness of how to get tested for coronavirus.
Covid-19 Multilingual Testing/
Multilingual information about coronavirus symptoms, testing and contact tracing.
Covid-19 Symptoms Study App
Information on the processing and protection of personal data collected through the track and trace app.
COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool
This tool helps you consider your personal risk factors for COVID-19 and suggests how to stay safe. It is designed for health and social care staff but can be used in any workplace.
Review of lockdown measures and health protection restrictions
First Minister makes a statement on the review of the lockdown measures (10th July 2020)
These Regulations impose restrictions on individuals, businesses and others to protect public health. They replace the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
Care home voices
Older People’s Commissioner’s recent Care Home Voices report
Together we’ll keep children and young people safe as we rebuild from Covid-19 - Non-statutory guide for practitioners
The Welsh Government has produced this non-statutory guide to remind practitioners working across agencies of their responsibilities to safeguard children and to support them in responding to concerns about children at risk.
Face coverings will become compulsory for everyone travelling on public transport in Wales from Monday July 27, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced.
Digital Communities Wales
Free Care Homes Digital Training Carousel – Wednesday 22 July, 2pm
We have a developed a two-hour training session specifically for care homes. This session is open to all care home staff and would be particularly beneficial for Activity Co-ordinators. Attending the session will give you lots of new ideas, tips and practical suggestions so you can show your residents the many exciting ways that digital technology can be used. We will cover five different topics which include: Reminiscence, Games and Quizzes, Podcasts, Smart Speakers, Music and Keeping Active / Healthy Food. You will be able to share your experiences and ideas with other homes too.
To book, please visit: https://bit.ly/CareHomesTrainingCarousel
Care Inspectorate Wales
Facilitation of outdoor visits to care services
Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) is seeking people’s views on how outdoor visits are being facilitated at care services in Wales following recent Welsh Government guidance. They are asking people to get in touch via the CIW website to give their views.
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: