The Department of Health has issued new guidance for Direct Payment users in Northern Ireland. This guidance provides overarching advice for the COVID-19 pandemic period only and will be revised as necessary as this situation continues to develop. It sets out a series of actions for the HSC Trusts to support planning and offers suggestions/advice5th August 2020
A Northern Ireland-specific contact tracing app ‘StopCOVID NI’ has been developed by the Department of Health. The app is now available to download from your app store. To help raise awareness of the importance of downloading and using the StopCOVID NI app, a public information campaign including TV, radio, outdoor, digital and social media advertising31st July 2020
COVID-19 (coronavirus) If you have symptoms you can get tested for COVID-19 Click on the like below to read up on the most recent advice to help stop the spread of Coronavirus Information for the public Understanding Covid-19: Viewpoints Testing and tracing for Covid-19 Guidance for HSC staff, healthcare workers and care providers Guidance for9th July 2020
Working in Domiciliary Care – Providing Information on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Updated 22/6/2020
A resource for those working in domiciliary care providing information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) – Click the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-how-to-work-safely-in-domiciliary-care?_cldee=ZGVlbmFAY2lsbmkub3Jn&recipientid=contact-240268aac88bea1180e0005056877cb9-89a730dfac7b4609ae6eabe29cf852f3&esid=0c4c5603-41b1-ea11-80e0-005056877cb9#history22nd June 2020
Self Directed Support helped me get my confidence and independence back. It meant I didn’t have to completely rely on my family for support. Having a PA has enabled me to start living my life independently.
The Centre for Independent Living really helped us understand how we can use direct payments to live independently. Their advice enabled us to get the support we needed.