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Coping with infection control measures in care homes during COVID-19

The University of East Anglia (UEA) are looking for care home staff to take part in some research to inform their study on what it has been like to cope with trying to prevent the spread of infection in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have worked at least eight shifts in a care home in the last four months you can take part by completing this short survey, with the opportunity of being entered into a prize draw.

UEA are also ...

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Mental Health Act - white paper published

The Government has published its Mental Health Act reform white paper, which it says will deliver parity between mental and physical health services and give people more control over their treatment. White Paper published on Wednesday 13th January sets out proposals to implement much of Sir Simon Wessely’s Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, though it comes more than ... 

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Upskill in 2021: course places available

Places are available on the following virtual courses in 2021, provided by St Thomas Training, on behalf of Norfolk County Council

Learning Lessons from Safeguarding Adult Reviews - 27 January and 3 February (two morning sessions and participants must attend on both dates)

Safeguarding Knowhow for Provider Managers - 10-11 February and 18-19 February (four morning sessions spread over the four days and participants must attend all four sessions)

Development Sessions for Assistant Practitioners (Strengths based safeguarding adults) - 22 February

For more information, and details of how to enrol, please click here

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Global experts urge responsible talk about Covid vaccine

The University of Bristol has led a team of renowned scientific experts from across the world to create a guide to help fight the spread of misinformation about the Covid vaccine. They wish to eliminate the conspiracy theories that have been shared via social media…

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New year, new opportunity

Our colleagues at Norwich City Council are recruiting for a specialist support officer.  This post is to work as part of a specialist team, supporting council tenants with multiple and complex needs to successfully retain their tenancies where these are at risk of abandonment.

Why are we sharing this?  Well, the role requires..

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Lords debate Second Reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill

On Tuesday this week (5th January) the Lords debated the Second Reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill.

Peers said the Domestic Abuse Bill is an important step in the right direction and welcomed many of its provisions such as the creation of a ... 

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COVID-19 vaccination appointment scams

Please be aware there have been reports of a NEW scam where a person receives a text saying they need to book a vaccination appointment and it takes them to a fake NHS form which then asks for their bank details to prove their identity.

The NHS will NEVER ask for peoples banking information.

Download and share this texting scam leaflet here

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Covid vaccine myth buster

With a rapidly changing situation, you can keep up to date with Covid vaccination news via the Norfolk and Waveney CCG website.  Here you will find what you need to know about the roll out of the vaccine plus guides for healthcare workers and social care staff.  All of the information..

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Do you work in a care home? If so, please read!

In early December, we shared details of a study that researchers from the University of East Anglia’s Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness Unit have been asked to undertake to find out how care home staff have coped with infection control measures at work.  The last few months have been very challenging for care home staff, whatever their role, and the research team want to hear from staff...

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Board manager's January 2021 blog: A trusted scheme

I hope you were able to get some downtime during the Christmas holiday. Last year was like no other and at times it I felt like I was inside a washing machine

As we start the new year, my sense is that we are in for a rough start to 2021.

During my downtime I did enjoy ... 

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MCA COVID-19 update

The Government has updated *emergency guidance *on* mental capacity and the pandemic*. A section has been added on the *COVID-19 vaccination* to ‘The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: additional guidance’. The document sets out…

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Two webinars on Making Safeguarding Personal

Research in Practice are hosting two webinars to support the implementation of Making Safeguarding Personal. This work has been commissioned by ADASS and the LGA.

The aim of the webinars is to raise awareness of the resources available to support Making Safeguarding Personal.

The first webinar (27th January 2021, 2pm-4pm) is an ... 

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Coronavirus explanatory YouTube videos

Norfolk Autism Partnership Board has shared four videos about Coronavirus which you may wish to distribute to your networks. Three are aimed at people with learning disabilities and one is intended for people with carers. The videos have been made by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

It is hoped these are useful, especially in light of Norfolk’s upcoming move to Tier 4 and the spread of new strains of the virus.

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Stop Loan Sharks winter newsletter

The Stop Loan Sharks winter 2020 newsletter from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) is now out with stories on the launch of the NEW Stop Loan Sharks Reporting App, the launch of a NEW ... 

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Beware of vaccination scams

With the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine beginning this week, please beware that criminals are seeking to exploit the pandemic further.

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