SOCIAL CARE 2020 and beyond

COVID 19 webinar – 25th November.
We held a COVID19 webinar, this included a panel of NASHiCS members who shared their own organisations take on what evolved over the last months of the pandemic, including how they had been impacted, what had surprised them and what the future may be like.
Delegates could engage with the panel via on-line polling covering RIDDOR guidance, role of    regulators & mental health support ,as well as asking questions via Q & A Chat box.

The webinar started with DAC Beachcroft launching their new report, including contributions from NASHiCS, entitled Social Care 2020 and beyond more below

For the social care sector to thrive, regulation and governance will need careful attention.

Social care in England is a jigsaw puzzle – a patchwork of providers, funding and regulation. This leads to major variations in the standard and quality of care.

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Brigade issues heater warning ahead of work from home winter.

Brigade issues heater warning ahead of work from home winter.

London Fire Brigade is urging people to take extra care when heating homes as many prepare for a work from home winter. In the last five years, portable heaters have caused over 700 fires and injured more than 140 people.

The Brigade is warning of a possible spike in fires as people turn to cheaper ways to heat their homes, without properly considering the fire risks More

 

Healthcare Industry Award from RoSPA 2020

NASHiCS send its congratulations to Barchester Healthcare for gaining the Healthcare Industry Award from RoSPA 2020.

Entrants must be able to demonstrate a robust and high quality safety management system together with a  minimum of four years’ consistently excellent  or continuously improving health and safety performance.

Each award comprises an engraved   trophy to be held permanently.
A note from the National Chair So well done, and congratulations to you all, as Winner of the RoSPA Industry   Sector- Healthcare Award 2020.
As the video said, “Its all about You”  – celebrate the achievement. &  enjoy the drink you started on the Virtual Ceremony. 

Here is the YouTube video of the presentation. Go to around 17 minutes

 

Gas Safety Week 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gas safety is important all year round, but it is not always a household’s top priority. Gas Safety Week – coordinated by Gas Safe Register – provides a platform for the gas industry, consumer organisations and individuals to focus all our communications about gas safety in one week, generating interest in the media and having a greater impact among the public.

Teenage carer uses own money to make PPE.

Teenage carer uses own money to make PPE.

A 13-year-old young carer has made
hundreds of face shields with a 3D printer he bought using holiday money.

Scarborough teenager William Stainton, who helps to look after his father, has made 670 face shields & 900 ear savers which protect people’s ears if they are wearing a mask.

He has made them for nursing homes across Scarborough & Bridlington as well as for local chemists.  Read more