Flu and Winter 2022-23

On this page you can find up to date links, documents and other publications publicly available, we urge you to check our membership page for further information for Care England members only.  FLU AND WINTER  page.  (for login details members please send email to info@careengland.org.uk

2022 - 23 

Recruiting care homes for 2022/23 flu season - May 2022 - Click here to download promotional document, and Flucare flyer
FluCare is a National Institute for Health and Care Research funded project exploring whether offering a package to encourage staff to receive their flu vaccine in the care home can increase uptake of the vaccine.


2021 - 22

Adult social care: coronavirus (COVID-19) winter plan 2021 to 2022 - policy paper
Published: 3 November 2021
The government's ambitions for the sector and the challenges facing adult social care this winter. 

Review of the adult social care COVID-19 winter plan 2020 to 2021 - Independent report
Published: 3 November 2021
The Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce's independent review of the government's winter plan 2020 to 2021 for the adult social care sector in England.


Flu and Winter 

Health and social care worker flu vaccination campaign delivered by Public Health England (PHE). - 2021

Winter vaccinations communications toolkit
This communications toolkit is designed to support CARE communicators with running their own winter vaccinations campaign to encourage staff to get the flu vaccine and COVID-19 booster. Orders for the printed health and social care worker materials have been open on the Campaign Resource Centre. To order printed materials please click here.

Digital versions of assets are also now available for download with CARE assets available here. Assets include: 

  • A4 Posters
  • A4 empty belly posters
  • Campaign toolkit - including brand guidelines
  • Communications toolkit 

Flu immunisation for social care staffpromotional material

Leaflets for social care staff to support the annual flu programme available to download here. updated 09. September 2021

This short Care provider Alliance (CPA) briefing aims to support care managers, occupational health leads, team leaders and care service owners to maximise take up of the flu vaccine by their eligible staff.

It covers both residential and community-based services that are regulated by the Care Quality Commission. Unregulated services may also find the briefing valuable.
This briefing should be read alongside Public Health England’s guidance on the adult social care flu vaccination programme.
We will review and update this briefing throughout the course of the winter flu programme.
To read the full guidance, please see: CPA