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Research and resources round up w/c 7 June 2021Research and resources round up w/c 7 June 2021


Recommendations of the Gender Equality Advisory Council 2021 to the G7 include "Strengthened domestic and international social care infrastructure, and access to affordable quality care, including childcare, through increased public investment to address gender imbalances in care work, both paid and unpaid "

Audit Scotland have highlighted the need for the Scottish Government to move quickly to formulate more detailed proposals about how care will be funded, the cost of providng new models of care and timescales for any changes.

Carers UK highlighted for Carers Week that 72% of unpaid carers have not had any breaks from their caring role during the pandemic and 35% feel unable to manage. Read the Breaks or breakdown report.

NIHR have announced an additional £1.7m funding for social care research.

The Older People's Commissioner for Wales has found that over two-thirds of news stories portray older people in a negative light.

A study led by Dr Karen Jones from PSSRU at the University of Kent has found that "[Delayed Transfers of Care] will occur in practice and could be alleviated by increases in local home care and care home provision, improving information flow throughout the care system, improving communication channels between organisational representatives across the care sector, and planning early for hospital discharge to provide more time to set-up care packages."

Skills for Care are working with the Tribe project to address national care inequality at the local level. This will include a platform that can map and predict care 'dark patches' where there is a lack of provision.

Eurocarers: The Impact of the COVID-10 pandemic on informal carers across Europe.

See our seperate post on the Health and Social Care Committee's workforce burnout report.

House of Commons Library briefing on Support for people with a learning disability.

House of Commons Library briefing on Informal Carers.

Healthwatch England on vaccine confidence among people from African, Bangladeshi, Caribbean and pakistani backgrounds living in the UK.

Transitional Safeguarding "focuses on safeguarding young people from adolescence into adulthood, recognising transition is a journey not an event". Read the briefing.

Public Accounts Committee: COVID-19 Local goverment finance


ONS: Coronavirus and the social impacts on unpaid carers in Great Britain


The GOV.UK overview of guidance for adult social care providers on COVID has been updated.

The illustrated guides to PPE have been updated - see here and here.

Skills for Care support for registered managers. Including upcoming webinars on:

While the Supporting excellence in infection prevention and control behaviours Implementation Toolkit contains some suggestions that are most relevant to residential care settings, some elements might be of interest to homecare providers.

Improvement Cymru: Magic moments in dementia care services

Improvement Cymru: Back to community life - resources to support people who are having difficulty when leaving their home.

Skills for Care resources on 'thinking digital'.

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