Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce

Advice for those working in adult social care on managing your mental health and how employers can take care of the wellbeing of their staff during the coronavirus outbreak.

Applies to England

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This guidance is for anyone who works in adult social care. It provides advice on how you can manage your personal mental health in the current circumstances.

It also provides adult social care employers with guidance, tools and advice on how to take care of the wellbeing of staff at work.

Published 11 May 2020
Last updated 19 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect the changes made as part of 'Step 3' of the government's 'COVID-19 response – spring 2021' roadmap.

  2. Information about the Money Advice Service has been added

  3. Updated to reflect that people are no longer being advised to shield, that the CARE Workforce app is now closed, and the changes made as part of 'Step 2' of the government's 'COVID-19 response – spring 2021' roadmap. Also added a link to the Skills for Care Workforce Wellbeing Resource Finder.

  4. Updated to reflect national lockdown guidance. Removed reference to the apps Daylight, SilverCloud and Sleepio.

  5. Updated to reflect current guidance on health and wellbeing and the new local tier restrictions.

  6. First published.