Care Brief – Spring 2020

Welcome to the new edition of our Care Brief

In this issue, we have brought together a mixture of thought and response articles – looking at common issues faced by our clients providing care services or accommodation and thinking about the medium term future for these services.

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Making difficult decisions doesn’t mean they should be avoided

It is acknowledged that the implications of COVID-19 will be felt for many years. For care services this will be particularly the case.

Currently, clients are managing their clinical responses; whether through management of staff, provision of PPE and higher than usual operating costs.

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Is furlough possible for organisations in receipt of public funding for staff costs?

When the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was first announced, many organisations welcomed it with open arms. However, as anyone will know who has been closely following its development, there have been various iterations of the CJRS guidance and when it was updated on 9 April 2020.

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Organising your way through COVID-19

The writing was on the wall when it came to COVID-19: following the outbreaks of SARS and MERS, both related to COVID-19, it is fair to say the scene was set for the day when a more transmissible strain of this group of viruses would spread around the globe and affect individuals in our communities.

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Getting it right when things go wrong: how to ensure compliance with the Duty of Candour

Regrettably there are going to be occasions where things go wrong when providing care and support. While it is important to ensure the necessary steps are taken to put things right, do not lose sight of the duty of candour.

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Managing tenancies where your resident lacks mental capacity: a step by step guide

The starting point is that if a person lacks the mental capacity to sign a tenancy agreement, anyone intending to sign the agreement on the person’s behalf can only do so with the authorisation of the Court of Protection or where they have an Enduring/Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) or are a court appointed Deputy.

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Adapting to challenges of COVID-19: step-down & temporary accommodation

Many Registered Providers, Care Home Operators and other building owners have been approached to assist in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in various ways including permitting use of their buildings and facilities.

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