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

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

Previous editions

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.

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.