October 2020

Below is the Contents of the Rutland Adult Policies, Procedures and Practice chapters. The Care and Support Act Statutory Guidance (Department of Health and Social Care) has been used as its evidence base and is reflected in terminology, some chapter content and in the layout. There is also information here that is not related to the Care Act 2014, as clearly there are aspects of adult social care practice not affected by the Act.

The Contents is divided into different sections; each with a number of section specific chapters.

May 2020: Coronavirus / COVID-19

Click on COVID-19 to see chapter changes as a result of Coronavirus / COVID-19 legislation and guidance.

May 2020: Changes in relation to the Coronavirus Act 2020

The requirements of the homeless and people living on the streets, also need to be reflected in any local framework to support the Government’s COVID-19 emergency.  Practices that have been developed in local organisations to support homeless people need to be maintained and enhanced to reflect their needs, especially as this group has a high level of mortality, and support needs including mental ill-health and substance misuse which may present a barrier to self-isolation.

NHS trusts have a duty under the Homelessness Reduction Act (2017) to refer people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to a local housing authority. This statutory duty remains.  See also Annex E: Homelessness, Hospital Discharge Requirements and Care Act Easements: Guidance for Local Authorities (Department of Health and Social Care).