COVID-19 webinars

webpage-webinars250x250We're developing a series of webinars on a range of topics to support managers and their service during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

These will be delivered live to a small number of participants and recorded for further viewing. 

You can watch our current webinars below. Please keep an eye on this page, in our weekly enews and on our social media channels for updates and new webinars. 

Select a webinar:

Action plan: Download your template action plan here to decide your next steps

 

External webinars:

Essential training (16 April 2020)

We’ve identified training that remains a priority to ensure there is a skilled and competent workforce, supported by the CQC. We’ve also made funding available to support you with your staff training needs during this time. This webinar will highlight the essential training and help you to understand how to access the funding.

 

Human Resources in the time of COVID-19 (20 April 2020)

Co-delivered with ACAS

The impact of COVID-19 has created an extremely challenging time for the social care workforce. We recognise that there are a number of HR issues that are causing confusion and complications for both employers and employees, including Furlough, sick leave and annual leave. This webinar is co-delivered with ACAS and covers many of the questions that have been raised by managers.

 

Attracting workers (22 April 2020)

Social distancing means some traditional face to face activities to reach candidates, such as recruitment fairs and open days, are not currently possible. Employers are seeking different ways to attract people to their workforce. This webinar will provide practical suggestions to help you explore linking with your local community to reach potential candidates and receive support with your recruitment activities. 

 

Using technology to support your staff and each other (23 April 2020)

Co-delivered with Digital Social Care

In this webinar, we explore how technology can be used to help with common problems such as rota-ing, communications, information sharing, peer networking and emotional support. We set out examples and links to practical examples of where these types of tech solutions are already being used, as well as highlighting where free or low cost tech is currently available.

 

Keeping your team motivated (28 April 2020)

Staff resilience and motivation are vital as employers try to meet the many challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar highlights the leadership behaviours which staff find most satisfying and motivating in normal times, but especially so in times of crisis.

 

Using technology to support the people you care for (30 April 2020) 

Co-delivered with Digital Social Care

For many vulnerable people we care for, this current period will mean a dramatic reduction in activities and family contact. Staff may also have less free time to spend with the people you support as things change. We need to minimise the impact for those you care for and their families. In this webinar, we will explore how technology can offer some help to connect people and to bring ‘outside experiences’ in.

 

An introduction to DBS checks in the social care sector (6 May 2020)

Delivered by DBS

This webinar aims to improve your confidence and understanding of using the DBS eligibility toolkit, the COVID-19 barred list fast track and free of charge checks and making a barring referral.

 

Distance recruitment (7 May 2020) 

Face-to-face interviews are being replaced with video calls to maintain social distancing due to COVID-19. A candidate’s experience of the recruitment process will influence their view of the employer and interest in vacancies. This webinar provides tips on effective distance recruitment.

 

Safe recruitment (13 May 2020)

Safeguarding people who need care and support remains as important as ever. Led by Dominic Headley, one of the UK’s leading experts in safer recruitment, this webinar will explore best practice emergency processes which support faster recruitment of staff during COVID-19.

 

End of life care (14 May 2020)

Supported by Hospice UK and Dying Matters 

During the current pandemic, health and social care workers who may not be specialists in this area are now finding themselves caring for someone at the end of their life. This webinar will explore advance care planning, care in the final days and care after death.