Health and social care service updates
Care home resilience plan
In response to the government's care support package, the council and its partners in health and social care have produced a dedicated care home resilience plan.
The plan outlines the council and its partners’ commitment to the ongoing and planned support for local care homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
While Bracknell Forest has not seen as many outbreaks of COVID-19 as other areas, we recognise the challenges the pandemic is presenting to care homes across the borough and, where outbreaks have occurred, the devastating impact this has caused. We also recognise the impact the virus and the associated restrictions is having on care home residents, their families and frontline staff across health and social care.
Where outbreaks have occurred in care homes in the borough, there has been a focused and collective effort to support affected homes, their staff and residents.
Joint working between the council and its partners to build and maintain local care homes’ resilience is strong and this will continue as we go through the pandemic and towards recovery.
Ongoing and continued support to care homes includes:
- infection control measures and guidance - including training
- governance and safeguarding support
- funding support and guidance
- workforce coordination
- emergency PPE supplies
- coordination of COVID-19 testing
More information about the local support for care homes can be found on our advice for social care providers page.
This information has also been submitted to the Minister of State for Care at the Department for Health and Social Care. You can read the letter submitted below.
Our Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults are working hard to provide as much support and assistance as possible.
Some non-essential services may be disrupted, postponed or delivered differently.
Services will take place by phone, email or video link where possible.
You can contact us by:
- making an online enquiry
- phone: 01344 823220
For out of hours emergency mental health support, please phone 0300 365 9999.
For out of hours emergency social care support, please phone 01344 786543.
Drugs and alcohol service
During lockdown, New Hope is still open and offering support.