Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On the 14th July 2020, Care England hosted a webinar which dealt with the prospect of a second wave and what can be done to avert it. But also, what longer term reforms are necessary in order to ensure the sustainability of the adult social care sector. Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England and the Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, former Health Minister, both offered their views on what have been some of the key lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic thus far. The event was kindly sponsored by Towergate Insurance.  Watch webinar. 

 

16.04.2020 No10 Press Conference (Ben Kentish, LBC asking about care homes, Dominic Raab, Secretary of State noted Care England)

Statement from Care England regarding COVID-19

Care England is doing its utmost to liaise with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NHS Digital and other national bodies to ensure that each and every one of your specific queries is answered.  By continuing this regular engagement, we are trying to work with the national bodies in finding out what the sector needs. There is a lot of misinformation being circulated at present and we would recommend that you rely on DHSC guidance. Care England circulates all national guidance when it is issued in our daily Policy Alerts, exclusive to Care England members. Please do this cascade this information to your staff as appropriate. See also the Care Provider Alliance website which which has information and links to all the main relevant guidance for our sector so far. 

Please continue to send all COVID-19 related questions and concerns to info@careengland.org.uk so we can keep can continue to raise such questions with central government. The Care England team is regulalry updating this page in light of member's questions and concerns to allow our membership to see what questions have been asked to Care England. 

The media is very interested in the impact of COVID-19 on care homes. Please be aware that you can pass any media queries to Care England info@careengland.org.uk


Adult Social Care Sector: The Second Wave and Beyond, click here to download document 14.07.2020


Please find 'Social Care Needs You' letter from Professor Martin Green OBE, CEO of Care England stating that social care is open for business but that it needs help and support.  Providers are encouraged to display the poster on their website, their windows or any other appropriate setting. (letter) 


Letter to supermarkets
Please click here to download a copy of the letter The Care Providers Alliance (CPA) sent to CEOs of all the major supermarkets. Professor Martin Green, CEO of Care England has written to the Business Retail Consortium.


Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home
Care England, in collaboration with the Care Provider Alliance, has today submitted 25 questions to DHSC which we feel need to be answered in light of the ‘Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home’ guidance published on the 2nd April. Please click here to download document.


Digital Social Care Helpline launched to provide digital support to social care providers affected during coronavirus pandemic. Digital Social Care helpline will be open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday by calling 0208 133 3430 or by email on help@digitalsocialcare.co.uk Please click here to download document.


Automatic visa extensions 
Please download letter from the Cavendish Coalition, a group of 36 organisations from across the UK who are committed to ensuring that the workforce needs of the social care and health sector are considered in future immigration policy to the Home Secretary.


Joint letter from CPA, CQC, DHSC and NHSEI to all registered ASC providers on data collection during the COVID-19 crisis. please click here to download letter.