Adult social care provider coronavirus bulletins

Our weekly 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

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.

8 January 2021 bulletin (PDF, 240.2 KB) - What to do when testing residents, and when admitting someone to a care home.

15 January 2021 bulletin (PDF, 179.1 KB) - Kent Care Hub goes live, RESTORE2 training made available, and updates from the Department of Health and Social Care.

22 January 2021 (PDF, 492.8 KB) - NHS guidance for discharging patients who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) into care homes.

29 January 2021 (PDF, 209.4 KB) - Vaccination for frontline health and social care staff,  Rapid Testing Fund, and communication with BAME communities.

November

6 November 2020 (PDF, 291.4 KB) - a message from the Leader of Kent County Council, Roger Gough to business leaders

October

9 October 2020 (PDF, 306.5 KB) - introduction of the new Director of Adult Social Care for North and West Kent, Chris McKenzie

23 October 2020 (PDF, 286.0 KB) - update about round 2 of the Infection Control Fund

September

4 September 2020 - Kent Support and Assistance Service.

18 September 2020 (PDF, 187.3 KB) - update from Kent Integrated Care Association.

25 September 2020 (PDF, 231.8 KB) - new senior structure for our Adult Social Care Service.