Sector News Update – Week Commencing 18th May 2020

 

Hi everyone and welcome to another week.

After a change in the recommendations in England was announced last week, there has been much discussion about the reopening of schools, with education unions and government so far unable to agree on a plan to reopen schools on 1st June; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-52685220

It's important to note that the recommendations are changing in England only, with other home nations choosing to keep the message that everyone should 'stay at home and protect the NHS'; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-52614204 

We understand that our Early Years and primary teaching colleagues may be concerned about the announcement and we're here to help, if we can.  You can email us at [email protected] for support and signposting. 

It's possible that those who become seriously ill with covid-19 may experience post-traumatic stress disorder after delirium associated with the illness., making it important to check in on those who have recovered and ensure that support is available; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52706277

Some good news for those who you may be supporting through terminal illness, as weddings begin to be allowed for those who cannot wait; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-52713612

It's Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK and this year's theme is #SpreadKindness.  We'd encourage those working in care, Health and Education to continue to be kind, as always, to others but also to take this week to remember that kindness should also be extended to yourself.  These resources from the Mental Health Foundation are designed for this week and to help you practice kindness to you and those you support; https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

Instead of posting a new news feature each day, whilst there is lots of speculation, but little concrete fact to report, we'll continue a weekly news round-up and keep it updated as the week goes on, so check back here for updates! 

There’s also a lot of support available in our articles section, with best practice, practical suggestions and policy analysis from our team of subject specialists and expert authors.

You can always contact us at [email protected] with any individual questions or if you need support. We’d love to hear from you.

Until next time, take care.

Dawn – Editor of CACHE Alumni.org.uk