Information for Organisations and people who employ their own Personal Assistants





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The Department of Health have issued easy read guidance on direct payments during the pandemic here

Big Leaf Foundation have created illustrated guides on how to wear a mask. These are available in several different languages.

The government guidance for social care includes guidance on residential, supported living and home care settings. You can read the government guidance for social care here.

The government has also published an easy read guide about the ethical framework for adult social care. These are rules to help make sure that decisions about care and support are made fairly.

The Local Government Association has provided guidance to commissioners about social care provider resilience during COVID-19. This is shared guidance to local authority commissioners from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Care Provider Alliance (CPA). You can read the Local Government Association guidance here.

Coronavirus emergency legislation: The Coronavirus Act has emergency measures & changes to the law including the Care Act & Mental Health Act & measures to allow more staff in health & social care. You can read more about what this means for the Care Act here.

Respond has written some information to help organisations and workers think about helping people keep safe whilst at home more. You can read Respond’s information here.

Voiceability have shared their guidance in the hope it will help other advocacy organisations and those who support self-advocates. You can see Voiceability’s resources for advocacy here.

NWTDT and partners have produced a useful Grab Sheet about trauma

ACAS have put together guidance for employers and employees specific to Coronavirus. You can find ACAS resources here.

In Control and Be Human held a webinar gathering for people on direct payments, personal budgets & personal health budgets to share practical tips during COVID-19. You can access the video recording here.

NCVO have put together a range of resources that might be useful for organisational members and family members who are carers or who help manage a family member’s Personal Budget. You can see NCVO’s resources here.

The Care Workers Charity (CWC) has set up an emergency fund to help support workers, including Personal Assistants, who need to take time off work due to Covid 19. You can find out more about the CWC Emergency Fund here.

Free Training on Coronavirus: Health Education England has on line training about Coronavirus for aimed at health and social care workers. However, it is open to anyone. Read more about the free Health Education England coronavirus training here.

The Office of the Public Guardian holds a register of everyone who has a lasting or enduring power of attorney (LPA and EPA), or who has a deputy acting for them. This can be searched by social care staff to find the contact details of those involved. Read the guidance here


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