Get Safe Online have provided a social media pack for any organisations interested in spreading the word about their Safe Online Banking campaign.
August sees the launch of Get Safe Online’s “Safe Online Banking” campaign to ensure that we’re all using internet and mobile banking safely and responsibly. They’ve provided a social media pack which you may wish to use to spread the word amongst your networks. You can find out full details below.
Going online – whether via banks’ websites or apps – is the UK’s favourite method of banking, bringing many benefits over in-branch banking, with instant account checking, payments and money transfers. This month’s campaign provides advice on ensuring that we’re all using internet and mobile banking safely and responsibly.
Get Safe Online have shared a wide range of suggested tweets and posts on different aspects of this month’s awareness campaign, along with some photos and infographics which you can download below:
Grey Matter Learning has published a free training course that partners may find useful, covering the use of PPE in a social care setting.
Grey Matter Learning has published a new ‘PPE (Covid-19) Essentials course designed to increase the awareness of PPE in a social care setting and covering how to correctly use PPE to keep everyone as safe as possible.
The course is available free of charge and has good reviews “… the best PPE training I have ever had in 22 years of Social Care…”
To access the course, please click here.
To access the other free courses available from Grey Matter, please click here.
With social clubs and community centres allowed to re-open from July 4th, NIHR Applied Research Collaborative South London has produced guidance on ‘unlocking’ day centre services safely and inviting users back.
NIHR Applied Research Collaborative South London has produced guidance to support managers or volunteer co-ordinators of day centres to plan for a ‘new normal’. It recognises that although social clubs and community centres were allowed to re-open from 4 July, day centres haven’t been issued with any guidance on how to go about ‘unlocking’ their services safely and inviting users back.
Their guidance ‘Helping adult day centres to unlock lockdown’ is available free of charge. Please click here to find the resource.
It has two parts:
- Part 1 covers some of the practicalities of re-opening, including: infection control; communications; supporting service users, carers, staff, volunteers, and yourself; and some final things people are likely to want to consider doing before re-opening. There’s also a user-friendly, practical scenario-planning tool.
- Part 2 is an editable Word document that aims to prompt reflection on what has happened during lockdown, what else you may wish to think about, the process of moving forwards and any learning that will be helpful for the future. Individual sections can be completed according to the stage you are in.
This guidance compliments and sits well alongside the guidance and risk assessment tools that we shared with you recently on re-opening venue based services. To access and download those resources, please click here.
The Social Care Institute for Excellence has published two new pieces of guidance on safeguarding adults during the Covid-19 crisis, including a training webinar.
New guidance on safeguarding adults living with dementia
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has published new guidance on safeguarding adults with dementia during the COVID-19 crisis. Their quick guide aims to support care providers and staff to safeguard people with dementia during the crisis recognising that people may be more vulnerable to abuse or neglect and care providers and staff are likely to be under extra pressure. Click here to see the guidance.
New webinar training available on safeguarding adults
SCIE has developed a series of webinars to help organisations keep adults with care and support needs safe in a variety of settings.
Each week, they will explore specific aspects of the safeguarding process and people can attend one-off sessions to refresh their learning or sign up to all six for a complete overview and introduction to safeguarding adults. Click here to find out more.
Colleagues in Retail have produced guidance on social distancing and safeguarding the health of employees, volunteers and customers – including a shop opening checklist.
Colleagues in Retail have prepared some resources to support shop staff preparing to re-open Age UK shops. These resources are being shared with local partners to support their own preparations. The guidance outlines best practice to social distance and safeguard the health of employees, volunteers and customers, and includes a shop opening checklist.
Download the full guidance and the shop re-opening checklist below: