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Harmony at Home

In home by Local Care Force

As we reach the second week of lockdown and the cases of Covid-19 continue to rise, claustrophobia for many will be setting in.  Whilst it’s difficult not to think about when life will return to normal, it’s important to put some measures in place to manage the challenges faced by those who are in isolation with family or friends. Even …

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Adult Social Care Needs You!

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For all experienced health and social care workers, who have either temporarily or permanently left older people’s or adult social care, your colleagues and local community are in urgent need of your support to join the fight against COVID-19.   COVID-19 is putting huge additional demands on our NHS, nursing homes and community support services as well as our fellow citizens. By …

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Frontline and Fighting

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At this time of uncertainty, when the whole world is dealing with the unprecedented Coronavirus outbreak, our hospitals are busier than ever. But community healthcare is also pushed to its limits, Nursing homes are feeling the strain, and Health Care Workers are working round the clock to support patients. We are the Front Line in the battle against Covid-19. Being responsible …

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Rising Stress and How We Can Help

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  Knowing where we can go for help dealing with stress is so important, and as a company Local Care Force supports the Time to Change movement with our “Address your stress” project, to assist our workforce if they are finding their stress levels unbearable.   We are all aware Healthcare is a stressful environment in which to work at …

NMC & RCN Covid-19 Changes to your Revalidation & Congress

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The Royal College of Nursing has cancelled its annual conference to help frontline members tackle the coronavirus pandemic.   The RCN Congress was scheduled to take place from the 7th to the 11th June 2020 in Liverpool, but will not go ahead during the worsening Covid-19 outbreak. The RCN said in a statement: ‘It would simply not be right to …

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Front Line Thank Yous…

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What better way to say thank you, to the incredible front line workers putting themselves at risk helping others, than with the sweet sincerity of children’s creativity?   From nurses to carers to shop workers, we think these heroes truly deserve some recognition for their ongoing efforts, in these unprecedented and uncertain times. And, with so many parents looking for activities …

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Schools Out – How to Keep The Kids Calm and Carry On

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With school closures now in place, the prospect of home schooling has become a reality. This will be a huge challenge for us all, but especially hard for key workers who will be forced to juggle the responsibility of work and looking after children at the same time.   But before we all get stuck into the new routine and …

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Navigating Self Isolation

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Self isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with anyone. You need to do this if you or a family member has shown any symptoms related to Covid-19 to prevent the spread of infection. The Government advice now states to phone your GP but DO NOT visit the GP surgery, hospital or local pharmacy.   What will happen when …

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Mental Health and Well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak

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New stringent measures will see social distancing, working from home and quarantine become a reality in the coming days and weeks. But with such an overload of information from constant news updates and social media feeds, fear and panic is also spreading. So, whilst we try to come to terms with the Covid-19 pandemic, it is vital that we also …

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#CoronavirusKindness

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#CoronavirusKindness – How can you help? Empty supermarket shelves have painted a bleak picture in recent days, however, many acts of #CoronavirusKindness are inspiring people across the country to bring back community spirit and combat the effects of impending social isolation, especially on those who are elderly or in the high risk categories. So how can we all safely get involved? …