20 Jul 2020

ARC South London’s social care theme has produced a timely new resource to support managers or volunteer co-ordinators of day centres. This is already being used by providers and making an impact. Helping adult day centres to ‘unlock lockdown The resource has two parts:

  • Part 1 covers some of the practicalities of re-opening, including infection control, communications, supporting service users, carers, staff and volunteers, some final things providers are likely to want to consider doing before re-opening; with a user-friendly, practical scenario-planning tool. 
  • Part 2 aims to prompt reflection on what has happened during lockdown, the process of moving forwards and any learning that will be helpful for the future. Individual sections can be completed according to the stage a service is in.

These resources were produced with the help of local providers and PPI involvement. The team subsequently worked with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to produce their Department of Health and Social Care commissioned guidance Delivering safe, face-to-face adult day care  which draws on our research.