On this page you can find up to date links, documents and other publications publicly available.
ASC Recruitment – Campaign Materials Reminder – Leaflet
The national adult social care recruitment campaign, ‘Made with Care’, is currently live and will run continuously until March 2022, helping you recruit the dedicated staff you need by inspiring people with the right values to consider a career in adult social care; increasing the number of quality candidates applying for your vacancies.
COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients or residents in health and social care settings – guidance
Published 4 April 2020 | Last updated 23 December 2021 ‚Äî see all updates
Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing unpaid care – guidance
Published 8 April 2020 | Last updated 22 December 2021 ‚Äî see all updates
Information for people who are caring, unpaid, for friends or family during the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for pregnant employees – guidance
Published 23 December 2020 | Last updated 14 December 2021 ‚Äî see all updates
Advice for pregnant employees on risk assessments in the workplace and occupational health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
ASC Recruitment Campaign ‘Made with Care’- November 2021 – Campaign presentation
Watch the campaign video here, along with additional videos.
Advertising, directing people to the campaign website, called adultsocialcare.co.uk, to find out more about adult social care and apply for roles through DWP ‘Find a Job’.
National recruitment campaign launching in November – Letter
The Department of Health and Social Care is rolling out the latest phase of the national adult social care recruitment campaign, ‘Made with Care’, from November 2021, which this year will run continuously until March 2022.
Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19) – guidance
Published 6 August 2020 | Last updated 22 November 2021 ‚Äî see all updates
Guidance for providers of supported living settings.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care – guidance
Published 22 May 2020 | Last updated 8 November 2021 ‚Äî See all updates
Information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care in England – guidance
Published 27 April 2020 | 26 August 2021, see all updates
A resource for those working in domiciliary care providing information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes – guidance
Published 17 April 2020 | 16 August 2021, see all updates
Guidance for those working in care homes providing information on how to work safely during this period of sustained transmission of COVID-19.
Letter – Commissioning Sleep-In Shifts in Adult Social Care and Children’s Services – 10 May 2021
Letter sent from Helen Whately MP, Minister of State for Care, and Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families to Chief Executives and Directors of Adult and Children’s Social Services recognising the judgment and the importance of workforce stability.
Workforce Advisory Group meeting minutes – 10 March 2021
Workforce Advisory Group meeting minutes – 10 February 2021
Workforce Advisory Group meeting minutes – 8 January 2021
Workforce Advisory Group meeting minutes – 2 December 2020
Q&A for care providers: Call to Care – guidance (February 2021)
Call to Care, aimed at increasing staff capacity in adult social care to help alleviate the shortages being felt across the sector. The Call to Care encourages individuals to take up short-term paid work in the adult social care sector.
Check which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – guidance
This guidance was withdrawn on 29 October 2021
Published 14 May 2020 | Last updated 20 May 2021, see all updates
Find out which employees you can put on furlough and claim for through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.