Green social prescribing pilots open for applications

A trailblazing scheme of £4.27m launches today (Monday 5th October) aimed at helping the mental wellbeing of communities hardest hit by coronavirus. The project will examine how to scale-up green social prescribing services in England to help improve mental health outcomes, reduce health inequalities and alleviate demand on the health and social care system. The fund, announced in July by Environment Secretary, George Eustice, is now officially open for funding applications from potential delivery partners. Expressions of Interest to become a ‘test and learn’ site for this pioneering social prescribing project are welcome from partnerships of local health, care and environment leads. Social prescribing connects people to community…

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Social distancing doesn’t apply to rich fox hunters terrorising cubs

Right now, chainsaws are cutting down some of the UK’s last remaining ancient woodlands for corporate profit, and protesters are being assaulted. Meanwhile, not far away, the rich continue to use our woodlands as their playground, hunting fox cubs for pleasure. Our countryside isn’t for the likes of you and me: it’s a haven for the wealthy to do as they please and for corporations to plunder. This reality becomes even starker if you’re unlucky enough to come across hunters on horseback terrorising foxes. Above the law Latest footage filmed by Somerset Wildlife Crime (SWC) shows around 60 huntsmen of Blackmore and Sparkford Vale Hunt (BSV) sending their…

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COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

Published 4 April 2020 Last updated 28 September 2020 + show all updates 28 September 2020Updated the exemption of PCR retesting period from 6 weeks to 90 days. 18 August 2020Updates made to section 4 to include guidance on when health and social care staff can be exempt from being considered a contact for the purposes of Test and Trace. 31 July 2020Updated flowcharts to reflect the extension of the self-isolation period from 7 to 10 days. 30 July 2020Updated to reflect the extension of the self-isolation period from 7 days to 10 days for staff who have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result from the community; 14…

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Correspondence: Adult social care winter plan: letter from Minister for Care to local authorities

Department Of Health PDF, 65.5KB, 3 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@dhsc.gov.uk.Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Details Published 18 September 2020 Last updated 21 September 2020 +show all updates 21 September 2020Added HTML version. 18 September 2020First published. Source link

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Guidance: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund

Department Of Health Details This document has been prepared in response to questions received from local government and care providers about the infection control fund.The fund is worth 600 million. The main purpose of this fund is to support adult social care providers to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission in and between care homes.A smaller percentage of the fund can be used to support domiciliary care providers and wider workforce resilience to deal with COVID-19 infections. Published 9 June 2020 Last updated 21 September 2020 +show all updates 21 September 2020Added updated document 'Reporting template: annex E of circular' and updated deadline to 30 September 2020. 27…

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