Weekly Communication – Week Commencing 19/06/23

Dear Colleagues

Please see your weekly overview update on behalf of the Director of Adult and Community Wellbeing (DASS) and Director of Public Health (DPH).

STOMP Conference 13 September 2023

The community Learning Disability Team in North Lincs would like to invite you to:

STOMP – Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both in North Lincolnshire Conference.

This event is to highlight the importance of STOMP for people with a learning disability and how other interventions can support the reduction of medication and aimed at health professionals, social care and care providers.

The event will be hosted by Vicky Clare, Associate Nurse Director. With talks from Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Balaji, community nurses, speech and language therapist, occupational therapy and more.

Details of the event:

  • Wednesday 13th September, 09.30-4.30.
  • Forest Pines Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort Ermine Street Broughton DN20 0AQ.
  • Lunch will be provided.

If you would like to attend this event, please follow the link (please note there are limited places available).

Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stomp-conference-tickets-640567714277

NL Active Fitness+ Adult Membership Discount

No Joining Fee Offer for July 2023

All care sector workers who are employed by a regulated care provider in either a domiciliary or care home setting in North Lincolnshire are now eligible for a corporate membership discount when accessing a North Lincolnshire Fitness+ Adult membership.

The Corporate Fitness+ Adult Membership would entitle the member to use any of our leisure centre facilities and would allow them unlimited access to the following services:

  • Unlimited use of the gyms – (any site)
  • Casual and programmed pool sessions (excluding lessons) (any site)
  • Group fitness and virtual studio classes (any site)
  • Use of the squash court for racket ball and squash
  • Use of the badminton court for badminton, short tennis and table tennis (any Site with a sports hall)
  • Free racket hire for you and your opponents
  • Activity booking eight days ahead

The usual price for this is normally £35.00 per month, however, with the corporate discount, care workers will be able to access this for £31.50 per month.

Membership will be subject to a joining fee of £20; however, a No Joining Fee offer will run during the month of July 2023.

Further information can be found on the Proud to Care North Lincolnshire website https://www.proudtocarenorthlincs.co.uk/care-worker-discounts-and-savings/

Home Care Frailty and Prevention Training

Please find attached at the top of this email details of training that has been compiled within the community therapies division at NLAG to aim to increase people’s knowledge and skills around supporting frail elderly people and how to prevent some of the complications around frailty.

General overview of weather conditions in relation to the hazard (Heat) 6-15 days

Very warm or hot into this period, particularly across central areas. More unsettled than of late, with heavy and potentially thundery showers, probably showing a bias towards the south and west. Some very warm or hot days remain likely – even in the wetter areas – with some very warm and humid nights too. While far from certain, there is a possibility of more of a westerly component to the wind by the end of the first week, which may moderate temperatures for a time. The end of June could then see a return to slightly more settled conditions, particularly across southern and western areas. Temperatures will most likely remain above average, with a high chance of alert criteria being met at times.

General overview of weather conditions in relation to the hazard (Heat) 16-30 days

There is greater than average uncertainty for the start of July, but higher confidence for above average temperatures to continue, at least at first. The chance of alert criteria being met in southern regions will be more marginal than some central parts of England.

Region Probability of reachinglow impact threshold General comments on weather
Next 5 days 6-15 days 16-30 days
NE 40 60 40 Next five days: Onshore breezes in the more populated coastal districts until Monday. Most likely region to remain below alert criteria thresholds. Chance of thundery showers by day. Outlook: Trending cooler and more unsettled with showers at times. Perhaps seeing bands of organised rain towards the end of June.
NW 80 70 40 Next five days – slight cooling trend in daytime temperatures from the weekend. Outlook – Trending cooler and more unsettled with outbreaks of rain or showers at times.
YH 60 70 40 Next five days: Probably below threshold over the weekend by day, but likely hotter again into new working week but with risk of thundery downpours. Outlook: Trending cooler and more unsettled with showers at times. Perhaps seeing bands of organised rain towards the end of June.
EM 80 70 50 Next five days: Probably below threshold over the weekend by day, but likely hotter and more humid again into new working week with risk of thundery downpours by day. Cooler across some coastal districts in any onshore breeze. Outlook: Trending cooler and more unsettled with showers at times. Perhaps seeing bands of organised rain late June, before temperatures likely recover towards the end of the period.
WM 80 70 60 Next five days: Probably below threshold over the weekend by day, but likely hotter and more humid again into new working week with risk of thundery downpours. Outlook: Trending cooler and more unsettled with showers at times. Perhaps seeing bands of organised rain late June, before temperatures likely recover towards the end of the period.
EoE 80 70 60 First five days: Perhaps below threshold over the weekend by day, but likely hotter again Monday. Risk of thundery downpours by day. Outlook: Trending cooler and more unsettled with showers at times. Temperatures recovering towards late June and into July with more settled conditions likely becoming established.
Lon 80 70 50 Next five days: Staying very warm by day but remaining slightly below threshold by night. Risk of thundery downpours by day. Outlook: Trending slightly cooler and more unsettled with showers or prolonged spells of rain at times. Temperatures recovering towards through July with more settled conditions likely becoming established.
SE 90 80 60 Next five days: Probably below threshold over the weekend by day, but expected to be hotter again into the new working week. Risk of thundery downpours by day. Outlook: Trending cooler and more unsettled with showers or prolonged spells of rain at times. Temperatures recovering towards through July with more settled conditions likely becoming established.
SW 90 80 50 First five days: Staying very warm and humid by day and by night, mostly Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Dorset. Risk of thundery downpours. Outlook: Trending cooler and more unsettled with showers at times. Perhaps seeing bands of organised rain late June, before temperatures likely recover through July.

For further information, please refer to the UKHSA Adverse Weather and Health Plan

All other enquiries can be directed to enquiries@ukhsa.gov.uk

General Overview – Significant impacts are possible across the health and social care sector due to the high temperatures, including an observed increase in mortality across the population likely, particularly in the 65+ age group or those with health conditions, but impacts may also be seen in younger age groups; increased demand for remote health care services likely; internal temperatures in care settings (hospitals and care homes) may exceed the recommended threshold for clinical risk assessment; impact on the ability of services to be delivered due to heat effects on workforce possible and many indoor environments likely to be overheating, the risk to vulnerable people living independently in the community as well as in care settings.

YELLOW Heat-Health Alert: (Hot weather response) has been issued for the following regions: East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, South East, South West, Yorkshire and The Humber, East of England, London and is in effect between 23/06/2023 at 09:00 and 26/06/2023 at 09:00.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Minor impacts are probable across the health and social care sector, including increased use of healthcare services by the vulnerable population; increase in risk of mortality amongst vulnerable individuals and increased potential for indoor environments to become very warm.

What is a Yellow Alert:

Yellow (response) – These alerts cover a range of situations. Yellow alerts may be issued during periods of heat which would be unlikely to impact most people, but those who are particularly vulnerable (E.g. the elderly with multiple health conditions and on multiple medications) and are likely to struggle to cope and where the action is required within the health and social care sector specifically. A yellow alert may also be issued if the confidence in the weather forecast is low, but there could be more significant impacts if the worst-case scenario is realised. In this situation, the alert may be upgraded as the confidence in both the weather forecast and the likelihood of observing those impacts improves.

How can I be prepared and what can I do to look after the most vulnerable?

Main messages

• Hot weather can cause people to become unwell through dehydration, heat exhaustion and heatstroke and can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, lung problems and other diseases.

• You can reduce the risks associated with hot weather for those you care for by:

• having a plan in place for individuals you are responsible for to keep them and the home cool

• ensuring all social care staff are familiar with this guidance and your local plans before 1 June each year

• knowing who is at higher risk of heat-related illnesses and how to reduce that risk

• considering environmental changes that could reduce exposure to heat

• ensuring those you care for drink plenty of fluids throughout the day and monitor for signs of dehydration

• planning activities for times of the day when it is cooler such as the morning or evening

• keeping those you care for out of the sun at the hottest time of the day between 11am and 3pm

Please read the rest of the guidance at this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hot-weather-and-health-supporting-vulnerable-people/supporting-vulnerable-people-before-and-during-hot-weather-social-care-managers-staff-and-carers

Kind regards

Provider Development Team

Church Square House

30-40 Church Square

Scunthorpe

North Lincolnshire

DN15 6NL

01724 298185

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