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DHSC, 'Adult social care: our COVID-19 winter plan 2020 to 2021' (18/9/20) Coronavirus resource Adult social care document

ASC winter plan

"Here we set out the key elements of national support available for the social care sector for winter 2020 to 2021, as well as the main actions to take for local authorities, NHS organisations, and social care providers, including in the voluntary and community sector."

2020-09-18
DHSC, 'Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities' (1/4/20) Guidance Coronavirus resource

Care Act "easements"

"This guidance sets out how Local Authorities can use the new Care Act easements, created under the Coronavirus Act 2020, to ensure the best possible care for people in our society during this exceptional period." The first sentences of the changes (which are each followed by "however"-type sentences) are: (1) Local Authorities will not have to carry out detailed assessments of people’s care and support needs in compliance with pre-amendment Care Act requirements. (2) Local Authorities will not have to carry out financial assessments in compliance with pre-amendment Care Act requirements. (3) Local Authorities will not have to prepare or review care and support plans in line with the pre-amendment Care Act provisions. (4) The duties on Local Authorities to meet eligible care and support needs, or the support needs of a carer, are replaced with a power to meet needs.

2020-04-01
DHSC, 'Coronavirus bill: what it will do' (18/3/20) Document Coronavirus resource

Information about Coronavirus Bill

"The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has identified that to effectively manage a coronavirus outbreak in the UK, we need to introduce new fast-tracked legislation. This will provide us with the legal measures to be able to implement our phased response. This paper sets out, subject to final approvals, the elements of the new legislation and why they are needed." It will involve changes to mental health law.

2020-03-17
DHSC, 'Electronic communication of statutory forms under the Mental Health Act' (27/11/20) Guidance

Statutory forms guidance

"An amendment to Mental Health (Hospital, Guardianship and Treatment) (England) Regulations 2008 allows many of the statutory forms under the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) to be communicated electronically. This guidance explains: (1) the circumstances in which statutory forms and other documents can be sent electronically; (2) best practice for sending them electronically; (3) general principles around sending, signing and storing electronic forms."

2020-11-27
DHSC, 'Equality Analysis: Liberty Protection Safeguards – Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill' (17/12/18) Document

LPS equality analysis

Details from Gov.uk website: "This document looks at the positive, neutral and negative effects that this legislation could have on people with protected characteristics and other groups, such as carers. This is in line with the Secretary of State’s Public Sector Equality Duty, and duties under the National Health Service Act 2006. The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill sets out the measures the government will take to replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) scheme in the Mental Capacity Act 2005. This is a process that authorises deprivations of liberty for the care and treatment of those who lack capacity. The new system is called liberty protection safeguards. As changes are made to the bill, the government will consider the equality issues and this document will be updated when appropriate."

2018-12-17
DHSC, 'Responding to COVID-19: the ethical framework for adult social care' (19/3/20) Document Coronavirus resource

Department of Health coronavirus ethical guidance

The introduction states: "Recognising increasing pressures and expected demand, it might become necessary to make challenging decisions on how to redirect resources where they are most needed and to prioritise individual care needs. This framework intends to serve as a guide for these types of decisions and reinforce that consideration of any potential harm that might be suffered, and the needs of all individuals, are always central to decision-making." There are eight values and principles: (1) respect; (2) reasonableness; (3) minimising harm; (4) inclusiveness; (5) accountability; (6) flexibility; (7) proportionality; (8) community. Under the "respect" heading it states that "those making decisions should ... where a person may lack capacity (as defined in the Mental Capacity Act), ensure that a person’s best interests and support needs are considered by those who are responsible or have relevant legal authority to decide on their behalf".

2020-03-19
DHSC, 'Update on policies for visiting arrangements in care homes' (22/7/20) Coronavirus resource

Coronavirus care home visiting guidance

"Directors of public health and care providers should follow this guidance to ensure policies for visiting arrangements and decisions are based on a dynamic risk assessment and minimise risk wherever possible." Superseded by DHSC, 'Update on policies for visiting arrangements in care homes' (updated 31/7/20).

2020-07-22
DHSC, 'Update on policies for visiting arrangements in care homes' (updated 21/9/20) Coronavirus resource

Coronavirus care home visiting guidance

"Directors of public health and care providers should follow this guidance to ensure policies for visiting arrangements and decisions are based on a dynamic risk assessment and minimise risk wherever possible." The only difference between this and the 31/7/20 version of the page is the addition of the following text to the top of the page: "For the latest care home visiting guidance please see the Adult social care: coronavirus (COVID-19) winter plan 2020 to 2021. This guidance will be updated shortly."

2020-09-21
DHSC, 'Update on policies for visiting arrangements in care homes' (updated 31/7/20) Coronavirus resource

Coronavirus care home visiting guidance

"Directors of public health and care providers should follow this guidance to ensure policies for visiting arrangements and decisions are based on a dynamic risk assessment and minimise risk wherever possible." Superseded by DHSC, 'Update on policies for visiting arrangements in care homes' (updated 21/9/20).

2020-07-31

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