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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments

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Update on GOV.​UK – Direct Payments Page summary Advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support. Change made The guidance attachment and the Q&A attachment have been updated to make sure they’re consistent with the latest […]

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Listening Ear

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Listening Ear will be offering emotional support for anyone who has lost a loved one and needs support, advice and guidance during COVID-19 across South Yorkshire from 20/4/20. Helpline is free of charge and does not have a waiting list. To refer a person who has been affected by bereavement, please contact the team via the […]

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HMRC – Job Retention Scheme

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The Gov “job retention scheme” to notify HMRC about furloughed staff will be available from 20th April. Don’t forget to let payroll providers know if staff are being paid the 80% so it can be claimed and if wages are being topped up. ACAS have a useful template letter to furlough staff plus other useful […]

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Skills for Care – Covid-19 Updates

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Skills for Care are regularly updating the latest guidance to support IEs and PAs during this challenging period. Click on the following link for Skills for Care Updates  This includes: Individual employers Find information and guidance dedicated to Individual employers that may be of help during these challenging times of COVID-19.  Find out more. Personal assistants […]

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Draft Template Letter for PA Key Worker

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Date To whom it may concern Confirmation of employment This letter is to verify that NAME is employed by myself as a Personal Care Assistant. A Personal Care Assistant is employed to support my health and social care needs. They support me within the home and within the community. Some of the duties carried out […]