Coronavirus Last updated: 31/03/2020 As an organisation we are following all advice provided by the various government agencies including the NHS. The key government information sources we are using include: Covid-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for health professionals and other organisations In addition, as a provider of care services supporting vulnerable people, we have introduced further steps to reduce the risks of the virus spreading. These include: Closing the care homes to external visitors. Closing our cafes and charity shop. Reducing external trips by our staff and residents. Stopping staff movement between our sites unless absolutely necessary. Creating a task force of Enham Trust staff to actively manage this ever-evolving situation. Developing and testing plans to ensure we can best manage situations and continue to keep our beneficiaries, staff and the public safe. Implementing key steps for how we deal with both suspected and confirmed cases. Instigating service specific measures, limiting interactions to reduce the potential spread of infection. Working from home for all staff where possible. We will continue to adapt our approach as new information is released and we will retain our focus on protecting the disabled people we care for. Government documents to support you Staying at home: an easy-read guide Keeping away from other people: an easy-read guide An easy-read guide to looking after your feelings and your body Direct Payments We are continuing to support Direct Payment clients, employers and personal assistants through our existing contact channels - https://www.enhamtrust.org.uk/dp-contact Our teams are working closely with local authorities, payroll and insurance teams to offer information, advice and guidance across the following areas: Employment Recruitment Payments PA support Our managed accounts and payroll services continue to operate as normal and there are currently no changes to existing payment schedules.