Care Matters Weekly: Friday 29 April 2022

Sutton Care Works opens, Goodwill payments update and more. Please share.

Published on 29/04/2022 in Adult services | Care Matters Weekly | Covid-19 | News | Workforce

Sutton Care Works opens, Goodwill payments update, Latest guidance and more. Please share.

Sutton Care Works opens!

Sutton Care Works, our recruitment window into the social care sector in Sutton is opening in the heart of Sutton next week, 10 May from 12 – 2pm at the St Nicholas Shopping Centre. 

The aim of the space is to reach local people to talk about care work in a positive light and share the range of vacancies across our provider services. 

We know many of you have been busy updating your vacancies on the Job Portal – thank you! Please keep it up – we’re not sure how long it will take for this to filter through to residents, so please help us spread the word to anyone you know that you think might be interested in a career in the care sector.

Sutton Care Works is located at:

Second floor (opposite Primark)

St Nicholas Shopping Centre

3 St Nicholas Way



Sutton Care Works is open from Wednesday to Friday, from 10am to 5pm during May (with longer opening hours to follow in June).

Thank you to everyone who has worked with the Sutton Care Works project team to help get this off the ground. Good luck with your recruitment!

Goodwill Payments Update


Thank you for your continued patience regarding the Goodwill Payments.  

We are continuing to work towards resolving the technical issues that we are experiencing and expect the cards to be posted to staff who applied very soon.  We will ensure that the period given to staff to spend the funds is clearly set out.

A further update will be provided when the cards are issued.

Latest Guidance

The latest guidance has been published about COVID-19 testing for ASC services. Please click the link below to go to the GOV.UK webpage.

Click here

For all the latest guidance on the Carehub regarding COVID-19, please click here to view the updated pages regarding;

  • Visiting
  • Testing
  • Outbreak Management
  • Admissions
  • Infection Prevention and Control

Training and Development

The Residential & Home Care Show, part of Health Plus Care: 18/19 May

Since the Residential and Home Care Show last took place in 2019 it is impossible to underestimate the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on the whole sector. This FREE two-day event is geared around very practical sessions, high profile panel discussions and inspirational keynotes. Increase your knowledge, take away tangible takeaways and leave re-energised ready for the challenges ahead!

Register now!

Training and development: Foundations of Palliative Care for registered healthcare professionals

St Raphael’s Hospice is running palliative care foundation courses for registered healthcare professionals.

The Foundations of Palliative Care is running 21 and 22 June and 8 and 9 November, and is aimed at/suitable for registered nurses, nursing associates and paramedics. 

Topics covered:

  • What is Palliative care & What is Hospice Care
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Symptom control
  • Priorities of care for the dying
  • Non-pharmacological interventions for symptom control
  • Registered Nurse/HCP Verification of Expected Adult Death (simulated learning)
  • Syringe pumps and Saf-T Intimas: practical workshop

A light breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included throughout the day. All attendees will receive a certificate that can be used towards revalidation, CPD and appraisal. 

For more information & booking please see the St Raphael Hospice website or contact the Education team on

Guidance changes? Help from London Borough of Sutton Public Health team

There have been a number of changes in guidance over the recent weeks. If you need any help or advice on the changes please contact the London Borough of Sutton Public health team. Drop them an email 

Webinars and training

Join senior IPC nurses to learn more about general infection prevention and control training including: MRSA, Tuberculosis, diarrhoea, rashes, wound care, specimen taking, head lice, scabies, respiratory infections, including COVID-19, staff health and more. 

Sessions run online every Thursday between 2pm to 4.30pm. Register at Eventbrite to attend.

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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An archive of previous editions can be found on the Sutton Care Hub.

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