The slides are available here:
This webinar shared and gathered feedback on, research to identify areas in which international evidence can inform policy and practice in the Social Care sector in England. This is part of Social Care COVID Recovery and Resilience, a research project that is drawing together learning from scientific evidence and from international experiences of long-term care systems during the COVID pandemic.
Since the project started in January 2021, the research team has carried out a mapping of evidence and international experiences in relation to long-term care and COVID, as well as a situational analysis of the impacts of the pandemic on people using and providing social care in England and of the policy and practice responses to these impacts. Together with stakeholders and experts through experience, they have also mapped, using Theory of Change, a path towards recovery and increased resilience.
In this webinar the research team presented initial findings from the first part of the project and gathered views from participants on the map towards social care recovery and increased resilience, on the key topics that the project should focus on, and on other projects that are working towards similar aims.
The Social Care COVID Recovery and Resilience project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and is a collaboration between the Care Policy Evaluation Centre (CPEC) at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and the Nuffield Trust, with support from the National Care Forum.
Some of the publications by the project mentioned in the webinar are available here:
Salcher-Konrad, M., Smith, S. and Comas-Herrera, A. (2021) Emerging evidence one effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines among residents of long-term care facilities. JAMDA https://www.jamda.com/article/S1525-8610(21)00483-7/fulltext
Here is a list of the initiatives and projects shared by webinar participants through the chat:
Understanding the financial impact of COVID-19 on the UK care home sector – implications for businesses and the workforce: https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=ES%2FV015338%2F1
Coronavirus and people living with disabilities: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cedar/covid19-learningdisability
Rosie Read is exploring experiences of giving and receiving care in home settings during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020-2021, comparing perspectives of home care workers, volunteers and carers in urban and rural regions of south-west England https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/our-people/dr-rosie-read
Visit-id: a study of care home visiting arrangements during Covid-19: https://ltccovid.org/project/visit-id-a-study-of-care-home-visiting-arrangements-during-covid-19/
Public values, ethics and evidence (UKRI Pandemic Ethics Accelerator): https://ukpandemicethics.org
Ontario’s initiative to recognise partners in care through a caregiver ID: https://ontariocaregiver.ca/caregiver-id-formal-recognition-of-the-caregiving-role/
British Columbia’s Office of the Seniors Advocate monitors and analyzes seniors services and issues in B.C., and makes recommendations to government and service providers to address systemic issues: https://www.seniorsadvocatebc.ca