Wales - Learning Disability
This policy details the benefits of taking photographs whilst protecting an individual’s privacy and complying with the relevant legislation and regulations. It has been reviewed and updated with minimal changes to content. New, relevant lines of enquiry have been added to promote understanding and provide supporting evidence.
This is a new policy to reflect the care homes responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy must be read with the Coronavirus Policy and Procedure, the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Policy and Procedure, and other relevant policies including risk assessments and personal plans in the QCS COVID-19 hub and QCS system.
This policy details how visitors play an important part in the lives of individuals and the measures that have to be followed during COVID-19. The policy has been updated and now includes two templates (one for individuals and one for families) on the steps taken within the home to keep people safe.
This policy outlines how the service ensures its suitability to meet the care and support needs of the individual before commencing care. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.
This is a new policy which outlines the COVID-19 swab testing process for those being tested for coronavirus. It includes the latest guidance from the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales.
This policy details how the service can manage the health and care of individuals with communication difficulties, to ensure their needs are met. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.
This policy outlines the process a service should adopt in relation to its laundry practices. It has been reviewed and updated to include the latest information and advice regarding the management of laundry during the Covid-19 pandemic. SCIE have provided the content. The SCIE reference should be used to access further detail on best practice during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This policy outlines the personal planning process from pre-admission to regular quarterly reviews to ensure that the service is maintained for the individual. It has been reviewed, references have been updated and the policy now includes information under the ‘Procedure’ section about the pre-admission assessment and the impact on others of any potential admission, with specific reference to COVID-19.
This policy details the archiving, disposal and storing of records process the service should adopt. The policy has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.
This is a new policy to support the assessment of individuals who may have deteriorating health as a result of COVID-19. It is part of a suite of policies that are used to assess deterioration. The policy contains links to RESTORE2.