COVID-19 provider email bulletin

Our regular email bulletin provides updates to social care providers and staff on COVID-19.

You can read previous issues here or subscribe to our mailing list.

Previous issues

18 November 21

  • Recent COVID-19 guidance and updates: contingency planning webinar; cold/air alerts
  • Care home huddle: join us next week
  • Training: IPC ‘champions’ 2022 training; ‘Think Carer’ sessions; Carers Rights Day; wellbeing and support for PAs
  • Social care reform: Build Back Better
  • Community health: Crowborough Minor Injuries Unit temporary closure

16 November 21

  • Recent COVID-19 guidance and updates: Infection Control and Testing Fund; infection prevention and control network; essential caregivers
  • Have your say: new service models; proposed changes to top-up payments
  • Care home huddle: join us next week
  • Vaccination: extension of booster programme to over 40s
  • Workforce: learning and development resources; is social care losing the ‘generation game’?

11 November 21

  • Recent COVID-19 guidance and updates: contingency planning webinar; cold/air alerts
  • Care home huddle: join us next week
  • Training: IPC ‘champions’ 2022 training; ‘Think Carer’ sessions; Carers Rights Day; wellbeing and support for PAs
  • Social care reform: Build Back Better
  • Community health: Crowborough Minor Injuries Unit temporary closure

9 November 21

  • Recent COVID-19 guidance and updates: movement between care settingshome care; easy read resources; reducing risk through ventilation 
  • Vaccination: working or volunteering in a care home from 11 November; booster jab
  • Training: PAs and carers - infection prevention and control drop in
  • Wellbeing: supporting registered managers
  • Workforce: ‘Made with Care’ blog; BBC documentary 'Inside the Care Crisis'

5 November 21

  • Recent COVID-19 guidance and updates: winter plan 2021 to 2022; protecting extremely vulnerable people
  • Workforce: recruitment and retention fund; workforce capacity fund; care at home project; ‘Made with Care’; PA webinar
  • Cold weather: preparing for winter
  • Get involved: Healthwatch webinar – ‘Staying Connected’
  • Keeping safe: fire safety and emollient creams

3 November 21

  • Workforce:  care homes and home care recruitment funding; national campaign
  • Vaccination: booster jab can be given earlier
  • Recent COVID-19 guidance and updates: lateral flow tests 
  • Digital social care: storing and sharing information; embedding digital skills; supporting people with learning disabilities to use technology
  • Public health: latest edition of East Sussex public health bulletin