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Workforce guidance for mental health, learning disabilities and autism, and specialised commissioning services during the coronavirus pandemic

Authors:
NHS ENGLAND, NHS IMPROVEMENT
Publisher:
NHS England
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
9
Place of publication:
Redditch

This document provides mental health, learning disabilities and autism, and specialised commissioning workforce guidance and considerations to ensure safety in the workplace is maintained during the COVID-19 outbreak. It is intended to support the local contingency planning for a range of resource-constrained scenarios and covers general principles; ways in which staff work; releasing time to care; training and CPD; and safer staffing models. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): supporting residents in retirement housing and extra care housing who experience loneliness. An A-Z of examples

Author:
HOUSING LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT NETWORK
Publisher:
Housing Learning and Improvement Network
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
7
Place of publication:
London

This briefing highlights how the retirement, sheltered and extra care housing sectors are working closely with extremely vulnerable residents who experience loneliness during the COVID-19 lockdown. It sets out who is deemed extremely vulnerable and, in the light of Government guidance, has been on shielding – for these people, the period of isolation, alone or with one companion, has led to increasing stress, anxiety and loneliness. The briefing captures an A-Z of creative ways in which operators have organised activities to combat loneliness and foster greater connectedness amongst residents within schemes and/or the wider community, including acts of acts of kindness. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Let’s talk about... when someone is ill or dies from coronavirus. Online support for people with learning disabilities

Authors:
HOLLINS Sheila, TUFFREY-WIJNE Irene, GILES Jo
Publisher:
Ann Craft Trust
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
21
Place of publication:
Nottingham

...of coronavirus on their lives, and especially the impact of people dying from coronavirus. For each picture, there are conversation prompts to do with the picture, followed by conversation prompts that help people relate the picture to their own lives. The pictures can be used in online meetings with people with learning disabilities or when meeting face-to-face with one person or a group. (Edited publisher abstract)

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COVID-19: the safe and legal use of restraint and seclusion in mental health and learning disability services during the Coronavirus period

Author:
NORTHERN IRELAND. Department of Health
Publisher:
Northern Ireland. Department of Health
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
11
Place of publication:
Belfast

This guidance sets out key messages in relation to restraint and seclusion in mental health and learning disability services in Northern Ireland during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The guidance covers the management of restrictive interventions in the COVID-19 outbreak period; seclusion in mental health and learning disability inpatient services; types of restraints; public health advice (Edited publisher abstract)

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Using direct payments during the coronavirus outbreak: full guidance for people receiving direct payments and personal assistants

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health and Social Care
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health and Social Care
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
London

This document sets out key messages to support people in planning and receiving their care safely during the pandemic, including slowing the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and reducing the possibility of hospital admission or care breaking down. It is aimed at people of all ages ‒ children, young people and adults ‒ who receive support through their personal budgets or personal health... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Supporting vulnerable children and young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: actions for educational providers and other partners

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department for Education
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department for Education
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
London

Guidance for schools and local authorities about children supported through social care, with Education Health and Care (EHC) plans or identified as vulnerable by their school, college, early years provider or local authority. The guidance covers the identification of vulnerable children and young people; determining whether attendance at school or college is appropriate; supporting vulnerable children and young people's wellbeing; and responding to increased safeguarding concerns as more children return to on-site education provision. The guidance is for service providers, including: local-authority-maintained schools and academies, all alternative provision including pupil referral units local authorities and providers of children’s social care. [Published 22 March 2020. Updated 15 May 2020]. (Edited publisher abstract)

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The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: additional guidance

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health and Social Care
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health and Social Care
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
London

Emergency guidance for health and social care staff in England and Wales who are caring for adults who lack the relevant mental capacity to consent to their care and treatment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. This document provides additional guidance to supplement 'The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19 (Edited publisher abstract)

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Key issues for agencies in developing best practice for adoption and fostering panel virtual meetings during the coronavirus pandemic

Author:
DIBBEN Elaine
Publisher:
CoramBAAF
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
10
Place of publication:
London
Edition:
verson 2

The Government's Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 came into effect from 24 April. This guidance document sets out the relevant sections of the amended regulations and guidance for adoption and fostering panels. It also identifies learning from agencies as they are planning and holding adoption and fostering panels during the COVID-19 crisis. The guidance looks (Edited publisher abstract)

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Education, health and care needs assessments and plans: guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department for Education
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department for Education
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
London

Guidance on temporary changes to the law on education, health and care (EHC) needs assessments and plans in England during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The guidance provides a summary of these legislative changes and sets out the key implications for those who play a part in the processes relating to EHC needs assessments and plans. It also confirms which key elements of the processes (Edited publisher abstract)

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Emergency Code of Practice: Coronavirus Act 2020 Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Author:
NORTHERN IRELAND. Department of Health
Publisher:
Northern Ireland. Department of Health
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
18
Place of publication:
Belfast

The Coronavirus Act 2020 and temporary Regulations makes amendments to the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 and the supporting Regulations. The temporary provisions relax some of the requirements of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, to ensure that persons can still be deprived of liberty during the pandemic crisis when staff availability may (Edited publisher abstract)

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