Covid-19 Home Care Tips and Advice
This page has been created to keep you up to date and informed regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact that it is having on us all. We have also created this page to offer tips, advice, and reassurance during this challenging time. You will also find links to various blogs and informative websites.
NHS Covid-19 app: All YOU Need to Know!
Read our blog here: https://abicare.co.uk/nhs-covid-19-app-all-you-need-to-know/
Application download links
For iPhone – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1520427663
For Android phone – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.nhs.covid19.production
For more help on downloading the app see this user guide.
Other considerations (From UKHCA newsletter)
Homecare workers, practising infection prevention and control (IPC) including wearing correct PPE, can pause contact tracing on the app so that they are not recorded as making contacts while they have suitable protection in place.
Important Advice for Carers
Donning & Doffing PPE- Demonstration video
Donning & Doffing PPE- Visual Guide and Detailed Information
Good Practice for Dealing With Covid-19
Your Guide to Getting Home Safely
Stay at Home Guidance Chart
What is Coronavirus? How Can You Help to Prevent it?
The Importance of Social Distancing
The Importance of Self Isolation
The Importance of Going Into Quarantine
Support for Carers
Our Frontline provides 24/7 emotional support, by call or text with trained volunteers, or online resources, to all the workers who have been on the frontline throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit -https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/ourfrontline/ for more information.
Mental Health Support and Therapy Sessions
The Care Workers’ Charity have now opened applications for carers to apply to up to ten support sessions with a qualified therapist. Visit https://www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk/mental-health-support-fund/ to find out more and to apply for any support sessions that you may require. You can also find out more about The Care Workers’ Charity here: https://www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk/
The Wobble Line :
The Wobble Line is a dedicated telephone support line for all those working in pre-hospital care. It provides a listening ear and a friendly voice for the families and loved ones of those working at or around the front line. 0300 303 1756
Dr Kellyn Lee:
Any carers who are struggling at this time I am offering 30 minute slots of free talking therapy over the telephone or video call. This will continue for the period of social distancing. The number to call is 07940424198
Staying Strong in strange times
New health and wellbeing guidance reminds us all to take care – Read the full blog here: https://socialcare.blog.gov.uk/2020/05/12/new-health-and-wellbeing-guidance-reminds-us-all-to-take-care/
Apps and tool kits
A few wellbeing apps provide free access – have a look at the Wellbeing section in here: https://workforce.adultsocialcare.uk./
Shout and Hospice UK
If you are struggling, please reach out for help. You can use Shout’s messaging support service or call Hospice UK’s specialist number for coping with bereavement, trauma or anxiety as a result of COVID-19:
- SHOUT: Text FRONTLINE to 85258
- Hospice UK: Call 0300 3034434 between 8am and 8pm
Mental Wellbeing materials – for people living and working in Gwent.
https://www.melo.cymru/ – Aneurin Bevan University Health Board have developed this website with partners to look after the mental wellbeing of people living and working in Gwent.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Government Sets up Nationwide WhatsApp Group for Covid-19
The Government have set up a free to use WhatsApp group to provide advice on the Coronavirus pandemic. Follow the link to find out how you can sign up: https://www.spirefm.co.uk/news/lifestyle/3069808/government-sets-up-nationwide-whatsapp-group-for-covid-19-info/
Covid-19 Government Response- March 2020
In light of the most recent government announcement, it is vital that people stay at home and only leave their homes for “very limited purposes.”
Click this link for detailed information: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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