Sector News Update – 30th November 2020


Hi all,

The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken about the results of a survey showing what the UK really thinks about Early Years provision, stating that EY is not about childcare but 'about the society we will become';

Hertfordshire's adult care centres will remain open until February to support disabled adults through Coronavirus, despite plans to close them to save up to £970,000 a year, after campaigners presented a petition to the LA;

Care homes are being asked to exercise caution around the use of lateral flow tests to decide on care home access, with concerns being raised about their accuracy;

Thousands forced to self isolate have been refused help with the financial losses incurred by their local authorities. Gaps in the policy, including those told to self-isolate by the app not being eligible for the £500 support, have resulted in thousands of applications being declined as councils report running out of money;

As we hear about the lack of financial support for those isolating, it's also been published that almost 700,000 people have been driven into poverty by the covid crisis, including 120,000 children;

If there’s anything that you’d like to share, or you need support, please get in touch with us at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can with help or to give you details of people who can!

Until next time – Take care!

Dawn – CACHE Alumni Editor