Care Matters Weekly: Friday 15 October 2021

Job fair call to providers, national fire training, intimate relationships for older people in care homes guidance and more. Please share.

Published on 15/10/2021 in Adult services | Care Matters Weekly | Covid-19 | News

Job fair call to providers, national fire training, intimate relationships for older people in care homes guidance and more. Please share.

Updated Guidance

Sex, sexuality, intimate relationships guidance for older people in care homes

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has issued guidance that has been developed to help nurses and care staff work effectively with issues of sexuality, intimate relationships, sexual expression and sex, particularly for older people living in care homes.

National Safeguarding Fire Safety 2021: 18 November

The Council is requesting all supporting living providers arrange for their staff to attend this important safety event, which will look at fire risks in the home – how are we doing in Sutton?, and what can we do to better safeguard vulnerable adults?

The session runs from 10am to 11.30am. You can join using this link (details are also in the Events calendar).

Job fair: care providers can join in

Community Action Sutton are organising a job fair on Thursday 21 October at Hill House, Carshalton. If providers would like to join the job fair, please contact Community Action Sutton to express your interest in being present.

COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccinated staff: visiting care homes, home visits, action plan for managers

Updated guidance has been issued about visits to care homes, home visits by staff, an action plan for manager for vaccinated staff and more. Please see the download links below.

Deadline for staff vaccinations approaches

The change in regulation in the Health Act to make vaccination a condition of deployment from 11th November 2021, comes into effect very soon. Thanks again to those homes who have already achieved the target and we will continue to work alongside homes which have not. Vaccine information is included below.

Winter flu/booster campaign posters

Public Health England has a number of posters available to download, encouraging healthcare workers to get their flu jabs for winter. You can access the full range of posters that are free to download on the PHE website.

Example for care home workers

Example for home care staff

Information sharing

Weekly Information Sharing FAQs

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for joining the most recent Webinar for Care Homes – we hope that these continue to support you during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is important to remain diligent in following guidance, using PPE and supporting staff and residents to be vaccinated.

Webinar: COVID-19 medical exemptions for care home workers

An online webinar, also relevant to volunteers, will include information on the public health aims of making vaccination a condition of deployment (VCoD) in care homes, the CQC enforcement approach, and workforce issues.

The session is scheduled for Wednesday 20 October at 9.30-10.30am. A previous VCoD guidance webinar can be viewed here.

A letter from DHSC’s Claire Armstrong, Director of Adult Social Care Delivery and COVID-19 Response, providing further details on exemptions, including self-certification, has been sent to care colleagues and local authorities.

Book your webinar tickets now.

Sutton webinar 13 October: presentations

Thank you to everyone who attended the Sutton webinar on 13 October. All the presentations are available below. The November session will cover topics such as the Ardens template and coding, St Raphael’s Hospice and the Sutton Joint Intelligence Group. Details are in the Events calendar.


Webinars and training

IPC 7th Care Home Champion meeting: Monday 1 November

The 7th Infection Prevention and Control Care Home Champion meeting takes place on Monday 1 November, 2pm – 3pm, and focuses on Norovirus in the care home. You can join using this link. Hope to see you there. Details are also in the Events calendar.

Weekly Information Sharing FAQs webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic remains an extremely challenging situation globally and we recognise that this is the case for staff working in Care Homes of all types. We are continuing the weekly Infection Prevention and Control and Information Sharing webinar Tuesday mornings at 11:00am. 

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+44 20 3880 0300   United Kingdom, London (Toll)

Conference ID: 855 305 74#

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Weekly Capacity Tracker webinar

Capacity Tracker Webinars for Care Homes are taking place at 2:00pm every Friday.

Click here to join the meeting on your computer or mobile app Or call in (audio only) on +44 20 3794 0272 Phone Conference ID: 311 948 485#

Sutton Care Hub Job Portal

To support Sutton’s care providers to recruit the best staff for all positions from management, to clinical staff, carers and administrative support, we have created the Sutton Care Hub Job Portal

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