COVID 19 – update. Message to all.
NASHiCS recognize that at this time of unprecedented challenges and changes to our normal routines, it is essential to be able to access information & up to date guidance.
We therefore point you to the official web-sites for NHS, Public Health, Care Regulators and Government. SEE BELOW
We will keep links to these sites and key documents on our Home page, however at this moment we do not intend to create anything ourselves. NASHiCS is you, and your fellow members, alas we do not have a back room of paid staff, and are therefore limited in capacity to do anything and ensure it is kept current in these rapidly changing times.
Events for 2020
For your information we have reviewed our event offering for the rest of this year, and that means our
***Forum (and AGM) dated 28th April WILL NOT go ahead – We will look to reschedule the April Forum for 1st of October, so delegate bookings and exhibitor bookings will be transferable.
***Neither will the event on the 7th July go ahead, booked for Reigate Manor.
***We will NOT RUN the event in Scotland (booked for 17th June).
***WE WILL hold the Networker in London on the 25th November and in the meantime are exploring ideas linked to providing webinars/online seminars.
Finally, should you wish to share any news, comments, ideas, questions or solutions relating to COVID 19, (you will need to log on as a Member), do e.mail these to the address shown and we will list them on the Members part of the website for you and fellow Members to read and if you can help or support each other then send them a response with your contact details.
Chris Jackson, National Chair.
COVID-19: residential care, supported living and home care guidance.
Residential care, supported living and home care in the event of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Guidance for providers of residential care, supported living, and home care,
in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.
The guidance published 13 March 2020 sets out:
- how to maintain delivery of care in the event of an outbreak or widespread transmission of COVID-19
- what to do if care workers or individuals being cared for have symptoms of COVID-19
Covid-19 Guidance for Health professionals.
Information on COVID-19, including guidance on the assessment and management of suspected UK cases.
Care Regulators, Public Health, NHS & Government links
Covid-19 Colleagues messages see tab on left
Letter from co-chairs of the APPG on Adult Social Care to Secretary of State for Health & Social Care.
For information; If members wish to share any comments with the APPG co-chairs on topics covered in the letter, then their contact details can be found via the website link in the letter header.
Concerns Raised By Members of the Working Group of the APPG on Adult Social Care
As the Co-Chairs for the All Party Parliament Group (APPG) on Adult Social Care we would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the following issues and concerns that have been brought to our attention from the various members of the Working Group, which supports the work of the APPG and advises on matters relevant to the sector and people who rely on care and support.
Update on plans to support access to PPE Equipment across the health and care system.
A joint statement between HSE, the TUC and the CBI
This is an extremely worrying time for firms and workers. We know many workers, union reps and employers have questions and concerns about safe working – especially for those continuing to work away from home.
This joint statement between the Health and Safety Executive, the TUC and the CBI is intended to clarify the position. The health and safety of workers remains paramount.
Employers are and must continue to provide workers with information about risks to their health and the actions their employers must take.
Read more and for contacts
You are Heroes
The NHS employs over 1.4 million people in the UK and the Social Care Sector hires a further 1.6 million people. An additional 65,000 retired doctors and nurses have been contacted by the Government, urging them to return to work. These are front line, key staff that are working day and night to support and take care of our loved ones during this unprecedented time.
Join the Campaign
Participation in this campaign is greatly encouraged, please use #YouAreHeroes on social media as you share;
Let’s work together to build a community that helps our key workers in the fight to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
Follow the campaign on social media at @carehomeshow #YouAreHeroes
Fire Safety Bill.
The Home Office has introduced a new bill to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales.
The bill will amend the Fire Safety Order 2005 to clarify that the responsible person or duty-holder for multi-occupied, residential buildings must manage and reduce the risk of fire for:… More
Dementia, Care Expo new dates 2020
New datesThe organiser of leading care show the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo, is pleased to be able to announce the new dates.
The event takes place at the same venue, the NEC Birmingham& all tickets remain valid.
This includes all events co-located with the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo.
We very much look forward to welcoming you all later in the year.
e-News issue 104 (March 2020) available for members
Next issue 105 due April 2020.
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News