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Coronavirus (COVID-19): DoH guidance for people receiving Direct Payments

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/advice

‘StopCOVID NI’ App has been developed by the Department of Health

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 advertising

PHA – Most recent advice to help stop the spread of Coronavirus – Updated 9/7/2020

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 for

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#history

Michael Holden: All Lives Matter

We on these islands have become used to the terminology of institutional racism and more recently this has developed into new terminology of systemic racism. In recent days this has been supported by mass protests in support of those who suffer at the hands of this identified discrimination. I would like to highlight that we

Could COVID-19 increase employment opportunities for disabled people?

Working from the spare room has become the “new office” for a lot of us in recent weeks. While this clearly has its downsides, it could really benefit those who find it difficult to travel outside the home or those who need the flexibility to handle frequent breaks from work, for example for medical appointments.

How to Conduct a Successful Remote Interview

During this COVID-19 pandemic, our cities and towns have come to a halt due to the social distancing and lockdown measures that have been brought into effect. Many employers are reassessing how they conduct candidate interviews. In many cases, this means transitioning from in-person interviews to virtual ones. For some, video technology is familiar and

Learning and Development Resources for Personal Assistants

Training PAs is a great way to develop and motivate your staff to improve the standard of care they provide.  Training can offer different perspectives, ideas, tips and new thought processes. It can also give PAs the ability to develop themselves, learn new skills and improve satisfaction in their role. Regular learning and development will

Meet the Team: Chris Meneilly

Give a brief outline of your career to date. Leaving school in 2006, I got my first job with Play.com while also volunteering for The Lilac Service which supported children with physical disabilities in mainstream school and college settings all across Northern Ireland.  About six months later I became employed by The Lilac Service while

Independent Living Fund Online Survey

On behalf of the Department of Health NI, the Independent Living Fund provides financial support to disabled people in Northern Ireland with over 430 people currently receiving ILF support to help them live independently in their homes and communities. Unfortunately in 2010, the fund was closed to new recipients, therefore people could no longer apply