Following Government guidance we have closed our service to ensure the safety of our Workmates and Staffing team.

We will run a small outreach service for our most vulnerable workmates.

Please see the NEWS page of our website for more information. Stay safe x

Covid-19

Please note that we be using this area of the website to keep parents and carers up to date with the latest news and information from relevant sources.

3rd April 2020

The latest from the Social Care Institute for Excellence

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Q&A with SCIE Chair Paul Burstow and Care Minister Helen Whately

We’ve asked for your questions on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting care services, and given some of the key answers. There are plenty of other questions and answers and we’ve listed some organisations offering further advice.

Answering your questions are Minister for Care at the Department of Health and Social Care, Helen Whately, SCIE Chair, Paul Burstow, and Director of Ageing Well and Community Services at NHS England, Matthew Winn.

https://www.scie.org.uk/care-providers/coronavirus-covid-19/social-care-questions-and-answers

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and safeguarding adults

During the Covid-19 crisis, it is particularly important to safeguard adults with care and support needs. This resource gives helpful advice on how to remain vigilant and support others.

https://www.scie.org.uk/care-providers/coronavirus-covid-19/safeguarding-adults

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Covid-19 crisis

Those most at risk from Covid-19 are likely to be over-represented in the group of people whose rights are protected by the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005. This new resource covers the implications of the pandemic on the MCA.

https://www.scie.org.uk/care-providers/coronavirus-covid-19/mca

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Thursday 19th March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

Due to the recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak the government has asked people to avoid contact with others as much as possible. This is sometimes referred to as ‘social distancing’. This is particularly important for some people.

Unfortunately due to this WHM Work Connections will be closed from week commencing 23rd March 2020. This closure will affect both our Greenfields and Fairfields sites.

WHM Work Connections have contacted all carers to find out if support is still required. We will still be offering a small outreach service for the most vulnerable workmates. If you feel that during the closure you need any help with support please call one of the below numbers. Our staff will also be contacting you to check everything is ok.

We will be providing a telephone response service during the closure which will be available Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:30am – 3pm.

The numbers for the response service are:

Liz Wells (Director) – 07506412590

Nick Spriggs (Manager) – 07398033270

Annette Topley (Care Coordinator) – 07591359595

Polly Staniforth Walker (Coordinator) – 07591359596

If you normally pay WHM via a direct payment the payments you receive from Leicestershire County Council will still continue so this will enable you to continue your payments to us.

We will endeavor to keep all parents and carers updated as to when we hope to resume normal services. From Monday 23rd March we will be posting any updates via our website www.workconnections.co.uk

Thank you for your cooperation during this time

Liz Wells

Director

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