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Guidance for Adult Social Care and supported living providers

Unless otherwise stated, the guidance documents on these pages have been put together by Islington and Camden Public Health. For any enquires related to these documents, please email

This is primarily intended for the managers, care and support workers, and other staff in supported living settings, but is also relevant to local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), primary care networks (PCNs), and community health services.

This is for those providing residential services to someone who has the symptoms of coronavirus (Covid-19) but is unable or unwilling to follow self-isolation instructions. This may include service users with learning difficulties, dementia, or multiple complex needs such as substance addiction and mental ill health.

This is for unpaid carers living with the person they care for, as well as those who live in a different house to the person they provide unpaid care for.

Information for the following service areas: care homes, domiciliary care, supported living, adults with learning disabilities and unpaid carers.

Answers to frequently asked questions around working safely in care homes and services providing domiciliary care. Includes guidance on isolation of residents, testing and PPE.

Visiting arrangements in care homes: Islington Position

This resource pulls together key considerations for service leads and commissioners in preparing to reopen adult social care day centres and provides guidance on infection prevention measures.

To help signpost adult social care providers to a range of useful guidance and resources around infection control procedures (IPCs). The document is applicable to care homes, home care providers and supported accommodation settings as well as commissioners. It includes a mixture of guidance documents, training courses, helpful resources and video recordings.

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