24th Sep 2020
Being Prepared: Negotiating your insurance renewal in this difficult climate
It’s more important than ever that you, as operators, prepare in good time for your insurance renewal to ensure you obtain satisfactory terms.
22nd Sep 2020
apetito launches its ‘best-ever' pasta range
Drawing inspiration from the nation’s love of pasta – leading care homes meals provider, apetito, has launched its newest dishes in the Culinary Inspirations series – offering customers a new and improved pasta range.
17th Sep 2020
DHSC PRESS RELEASE: More than half a billion pounds given to social care to reduce Coronavirus transmission over the winter
Care providers will be given an extra £546m to bolster infection control
20th Jul 2020
Ridouts: specialist health and social care lawyers
Ridouts, specialist health and social care solicitors, is delighted to announce that it has partnered with the National Care Association.
9th Jul 2020
Immigration proposals could create workforce cliff-edge for social care, warn national bodies
Care homes and other social care services could face a ‘staffing blackhole’ if temporary arrangements are not introduced to manage the initial impact of the Government’s Immigration Bill, the leaders of 37 national organisations have warned.
2nd April 2020
Key Worker Template Letter
How to use this template
(Please note - If you are a branch of a multi-branch organisation, please check with your head office about how they would like you to do this).
We suggest that you complete this exercise in the following order:
- Read the letter, below, to decide whether it would help members of your workforce.
- Decide which members of your staff are essential workers and should receive a copy of your finished letter.
- Consider how you would distribute this letter, for example by printing copies and sending them to your workers by post or sending by electronic mail, etc.
- Decide on the most appropriate format for use and whether copies are produced for individual staff members, or a more standard letter produced for everyone.
- Make a copy of the text of the template letter and adapt it to your business. We have indicated text which should be amended, but you may want to make other changes or additions.
- Produce the final version of the letter and distribute it to staff — We encourage you to produce printed versions on company headed stationery or to make electronic copies which contain your company branding.
- If you are able to personalise the letter with each individual staff member’s name and ID number this may make it easier for schools, supermarkets or others to validate the staff member’s entitlement.
- Encourage your staff to remember that such a letter relies on trust and good will: It is for their use only and should not be shared with friends or family members.
National Care Association works as part of The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) that brings together the 10 main national associations which represent independent and voluntary adult social care providers in England. We work to represent the sector and ensure a coordinated response to the major issues that affect it.