Adult social care provider coronavirus bulletins

Our bulletins include regular features such as:

  • the latest updates from heads of departments and services
  • tools and features to help in your job
  • how services are dealing with adjusting to lockdown working
  • good news stories.

Latest bulletin

14 January 2022 (PDF, 227.8 KB) - Adult carers strategy consultation now open (ends 22 February)

7 January 2022 (PDF, 352.0 KB) - NHS and social care staff Mental Health Wellbeing Service information

10 December 2021 (PDF, 331.4 KB) - Covid and Dementia - Lessons learnt event.

17 December 2021 (PDF, 325.0 KB) - boosters for health and social care workers.

5 November 2021 (PDF, 274.0 KB) - proxy access for care homes to order medication.

8 October 2021 (PDF, 376.3 KB) - Adult Social Care Strategy Consultation.

15 October 2021 (PDF, 419.6 KB) - Adult Social Care Strategy Consultation and a Live Longer Better network and learning virtual session.

29 October 2021 (PDF, 266.3 KB) - boosters for health and social care workers.

24 September 2021 (PDF, 488.5 KB) - Adult Social Care Strategy Consultation.

17 September 2021 (PDF, 442.9 KB) - Adult Social Care Strategy Consultation.

10 September 2021 (PDF, 427.9 KB) - Free annual National Care Association Membership for Kent Providers.

27 August 2021 (PDF, 346.0 KB) - Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Services public consultation.

20 August 2021 (PDF, 356.1 KB) - Questionnaire to Care Providers and Care Homes.

6 August 2021 (PDF, 374.2 KB) - COVID-19 training offer.

2 July 2021 (PDF, 180.2 KB) - Offering care homes access to urgent clinical advice and support via NHS 111 using Starline 6 (*6).

16 July 2021 (PDF, 202.5 KB) - Meet the new member of the Strategic Commissioning Divisional Management Team in Kent County Council.

23 July 2021 (PDF, 247.0 KB) - Shared health and social care records go live.

30 July 2021 (PDF, 380.6 KB) - COVID-19 related deaths in care homes.

4 June 2021 (PDF, 255.5 KB) - Capacity tracking and enhanced testing in Maidstone and Canterbury.

11 June 2021 (PDF, 445.5 KB) - Learning Disability Awareness Week.

18 June 2021 (PDF, 725.4 KB) - Full Support Healthcare Easimask FSM25.

7 May 2021 (PDF, 236.7 KB) - UK Mental Health Awareness Week.

14 May 2021 (PDF, 190.9 KB) - ITV Meridian is looking for Care Homes in Kent and East Sussex.

21 May 2021 (PDF, 202.7 KB) KEiBA awards are back to recognise Kent's best businesses.

1 April 2021 (PDF, 258.8 KB) - shielding updates for the vulnerable, COVID guidance, and Stephen Lawrence Day.

9 April 2021 (PDF, 182.5 KB) - the latest 'how to work safely' guidance, Workforce Capacity Fund and share your views with KCC in our short survey.

16 April 2021 (PDF, 236.0 KB) - this edition includes tributes to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and a reminder about the provider surveys deadline.

23 April 2021 (PDF, 395.5 KB) - Kent Homeless Connect: new website and referral tool.

30 April 2021 (PDF, 193.0 KB) -  funding for COVID-19 response and recovery.

5 March 2021 (PDF, 139.4 KB) - Free KiCA membership for CQC registered ASC providers,  coronavirus vaccination masterclasses, events and training.

12 March 2021 (PDF, 219.5 KB) - Kent County Council funded licences for Care Friends app, Rosewood care home’s canine companion, and NMC newsletter for nurses.

19 March 2021 (PDF, 176.8 KB) - Changes to PPE guidance, shielding updates  and NHS Test and Trace review.

26 March 2021 (PDF, 188.3 KB) - Domestic abuse information and resource pack provided to vaccination centres.

5 February 2021 (PDF, 251.2 KB) - Maidstone door-to-door coronavirus testing, digital care homes masterclass, pulse oximeters, and more.

12 February 2021 (PDF, 331.7 KB) - thanks for efforts during severe weather, arts charity receives funding, free KiCA membership for CQC registered Adult Social Care providers, and more.

19 February 2021 (PDF, 228.2 KB) - Suicide and self-help strategy, vaccination support for people with learning disabilities, fogging machine guidance, and more.

26 February 2021 (PDF, 203.1 KB) - Free KiCA membership, COVID-19 business recovery webinars, and grant support for businesses.