Delivering safe, face-to-face adult day care - new SCIE guide
As the restrictions of lockdown are eased, SCIE's new guide aims to support day care managers, social workers, commissioners and providers, to restart or continue activities.
It is focused on community-based day services, day centres (with and without personal care), including specialised day centre environments, and those with outdoor spaces.
Key messages are:
- Plans will involve balancing risks and being flexible. They must be underpinned by continued Public Health England guidance and the Government’s planned phases for re-opening the country, and should comply with any future lockdowns.
- It is essential that there is an ongoing conversation between social workers, commissioners, providers and people who access day care services, and their carers and families about changing plans, people’s needs and levels and types of support. This is an ongoing and iterative process.
- Consider the ‘journey’ the service and people who access day care are on – what happened during lockdown, the immediate future, and planning for the long term. There may be opportunities to do things in new and innovative ways.