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.
7 May 2021 (PDF, 236.7 KB) UK Mental Health Awareness Week
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.
6 November 2020 (PDF, 291.4 KB) - a message from the Leader of Kent County Council, Roger Gough to business leaders
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
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.
7 August 2020 (PDF, 292.5 KB) - Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards training.
21 August 2020 (PDF, 211.9 KB) - Testing for CQC inspectors.
10 July 2020 (PDF, 130.7 KB) - government control information grant and testing updates.
24 July 2020 (PDF, 200.9 KB) - visitors in care homes and PPE for care workers.
1 June 2020 (PDF, 221.3 KB) - hospital passports and the support offer to care providers.
5 June 2020 (PDF, 495.7 KB) - the NHS clipper service trial and advice for a safe return to social work.
12 June 2020 (PDF, 455.6 KB) - the Kent Integrated Care Alliance (KICA) update and celebrating carers in Kent.
26 June 2020 (PDF, 458.1 KB) - developing an ACE Aware and Trauma Informed System and adjusting to life after lockdown.
1 May 2020 (PDF, 179.1 KB) - PPE equipment and COVID-19 testing update.
7 May 2020 (PDF, 277.4 KB) - our residential virtual online choir and Kent carers matter.
15 May 2020 (PDF, 204.8 KB) - COVID-19 testing portal for care homes and connectivity for care homes.
22 May 2020 (PDF, 197.7 KB) - the Kent Integrated Care Alliance (KICA) update and NHS capacity tracker.