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Self-test for adult social care services: detailed rapid lateral flow test guide

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health and Social Care
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health and Social Care
Publication year:
2021
Place of publication:
London

This guide explains how adult social care staff should test themselves using a rapid lateral flow test for coronavirus (COVID-19), and report the results to the NHS. The COVID-19 self-test kit is a swab test (nose and throat) to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19). You can use this self-test kit if you are asymptomatic (you do not have symptoms). It explains how to prepare the test area (Edited publisher abstract)

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Your step-by-step guide for COVID-19 self-testing

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health and Social Care
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health and Social Care
Publication year:
2021
Pagination:
22
Place of publication:
London

This guide explains how adult social care staff should test themselves using a rapid lateral flow test for coronavirus (COVID-19), and report the results to the NHS. The COVID-19 self-test kit is a swab test (nose and throat) to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19). You can use this self-test kit if you are asymptomatic (you do not have symptoms). It explains how to prepare the test area (Edited publisher abstract)

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COVID-19 and safeguarding adults: resource pack

Authors:
ASSOCIATION OF DIRECTORS OF ADULT SOCIAL SERVICES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
Publisher:
Local Government Association
Publication year:
2021
Place of publication:
London

...care provision; clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid-19; closed environments; day centres; domestic abuse; digital communications; digital safety; home care; informal carers; institutional care; mental capacity; multi-agency working; people at higher risk from coronavirus; scamming; self-isolation and treatment of coronavirus; social distancing; social workers; testing; vaccinations; volunteers (Edited publisher abstract)

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Guidance for safeguarding adults during Covid-19 pandemic: addendum: safeguarding adults in placements

Author:
BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
Publisher:
British Association of Social Workers
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
Birmingham

Practice guidance setting out additional considerations for social workers who are safeguarding adults in placements during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. These considerations aimed at preventing safeguarding issues and responding to them quickly. It is an addendum to recently published practice guidance by the British Association of Social Workers on safeguarding adults during... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities

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

The guidance sets out how local authorities can use the new Care Act provisions, created under the Coronavirus Act 2020, to prioritise care and support to those who need it most during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The changes fall into four key categories: the assessment of people’s care and support needs; financial assessments; preparation and review of care and support plans; and duties (Edited publisher abstract)

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COVID-19: guidance for hostel or day centre providers of services for people experiencing rough sleeping

Authors:
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND, GREAT BRITAIN. Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Publishers:
Public Health England, Great Britain. Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
London

Information on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for hostel or day centre providers of services for people experiencing rough sleeping. The guidance covers what to do if someone develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) in a hostel or in a day centre; use of shared spaces when individuals who live with others in hostels are required to stay in their room; considerations for populations living (Edited publisher abstract)

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Safeguarding adults and COVID-19

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
London

Information on the importance of safeguarding adults with care and support needs during the coronavirus crisis. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Domestic violence and abuse: Safeguarding during the COVID-19 crisis

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
London

A SCIE quick guide aimed at professionals and organisations who are involved in supporting and safeguarding adults and children experiencing domestic abuse during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It covers recognising abuse and the importance of multi-agency working. It also looks at how local authorities and charities are responding to the situation. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Dementia in care homes and COVID-19

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
London

A quick guide for carers in care homes supporting residents living with dementia during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It discusses four clinical situations that may help to illustrate some challenges. These include: understanding signs of COVID-19, helping residents with confusion, managing behavioural challenges, and supporting residents with end-of-life care. It highlights people (Edited publisher abstract)

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Safeguarding children and families during the COVID-19 crisis

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
London

This SCIE quick guide is for practitioners working to safeguard children and families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including social workers and those working in social care settings. It looks at the factors that could place children at an increased risk of abuse, harm and exploitation during the COVID-19 pandemic; the types of abuse and harm are likely to be more prominent (Edited publisher abstract)

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