A new COVID-19 advice line has been launched to support the sector’s 20,000 registered and other frontline managers.
The service will offer bespoke advice to managers, including the latest information, resources, funding, online learning and other opportunities provided by Skills for Care, as well as direction to support from other agencies.
“We know that registered managers are leading the fight against COVID-19, and their feedback was they wanted a one stop advice line to help them make sense of all the information being produced,” said Skills for Care CEO Oonagh Smyth.
“We also know there is a huge amount of information out there so we are offering a place where hard pressed managers can ring in and find out what will work best for their service.”
This advice line is open between 9.00 – 17.00 Monday to Friday on 0113 241 1260, and managers can find out more at: www.skillsforcare.org.uk/adviceline
The advice line is just one of a wide range of support options Skills for Care has developed for managers, which also include a series of 30-minute recorded webinars on a range of topics to support managers in adult social care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New webinars are being developed as issues and priorities emerge during the crisis. Managers can access the webinars via: www.skillsforcare.org.uk/COVID-19webinars
Skills for Care also supports local networks for registered managers on WhatsApp and Faceboook. For more information, go to www.skillsforcare.org.uk/inyourarea or www.skillsforcare.org.uk/facebookgroup
Information on essential training for managers during the pandemic can be found at www.skillsforcare.org.uk/essentialtraining