In this webinar we will learn about early research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who work in long-term care and we will discuss the ways in which the poor working conditions experienced by many workers in this sector (low pay, zero-hour contracts, no sick pay) may have affected the response to the pandemic.
Current LTC workforce challenges and policy responses
Eileen Rocard, OECD
COVID-19 Hazard Pay for Long-Term Care Workers: A multi-country study of policy approaches
Amy Hsu PhD, Bruyère Research Institute and University of Ottawa Department of Family Medicine, Anna Cooper Reed BSW, MSW, University of Toronto and Maya Murmann HBA MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science
COVID19 and UK care workers’ wellbeing at work: Policy and practice implications
Shereen Hussein, Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on live-in care workers in Austria, Germany and Switzerland
Michael Leiblfinger, Johannes Kepler University Linz
The Struggles of Migrant Care Workers during the Covid-19 crisis in Austria
Flavia Matei, DREPT – Interessenvertretung der 24-Stunden-Betreuer_innen (Organisation representing the interests of live-in care workers)
Further discussion will take place between 15.00-15.30 to allow for discussion to continue after the presentations for those who can continue after 15.00.
The webinar will be recorded and the video will be shared on LTCcovid.org.