Adult Social Care Winter Plan published
The DHSC has now published the Winter Plan for social care
The Winter Plan, published late on Friday 18th September, sets out the actions the Government are taking at a national level to support those who provide and receive care. It also outlines the actions every local area (local authorities and NHS partners) and every care provider should be taking right now to maintain efforts to keep the coronavirus at bay.
The plan sets out:
- the Government's ambitions for the sector and the challenges facing adult social care this winter
- key actions for national bodies (Department of Health and Social Care), local systems (local authorities and NHS England) and adult social care providers
It covers 4 themes:
- preventing and controlling the spread of infection in care settings
- collaboration across health and care services
- supporting people who receive social care, the workforce, and carers
- supporting the system
Each section sets out the Government's offer of national support and their expectations for adult social care providers alongside published guidance.
The plan applies to all settings and contexts in which people receive adult social care. This includes people’s own homes, residential care homes and nursing homes, and other community settings.
The plan can be found here:
Minister of State for Care, Helen Whately wrote this letter introducing the Plan.