COVID-19 was a devastating event for the social care system in England and affected so many people who draw on, provide and organise care and support. Now that we have entered a new phase of managing this pandemic, it is important that lessons are learnt about what could be improved for the future. There is a window of opportunity to reflect on what happened in the English social care system but also to learn from other countries about what helped and hindered their response.
The Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC) at LSE and the Nuffield Trust have been carrying out the Social Care COVID Resilience and Recovery project funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research to inform policy and practice as the social care sector in England recovers from COVID-19, and to put the sector on a more resilient footing for the longer-term.
This series of four webinars reflected on what England should learn from the experiences of social care systems in Japan, France, Denmark and the Netherlands during COVID-19. In each webinar we considered how resilient the system was going into COVID-19, how prepared it was in the face of COVID-19 and what changes it is now planning to make to strengthen social care for the future.
Our research team, who have been examining England’s Covid-19 response in social care, is considering what lessons could and should inform future actions to ensure the social care sector in England is more resilient and better prepared to respond to future crises.
Speakers, dates and (free) registration links:
Lessons from Netherlands: 21st February 2023, 3 to 4pm (UK time), with Nick Zonnenveld (VILANS), the video for this event is available here: https://ltccovid.org/2023/03/20/video-what-can-the-english-social-care-sector-learn-from-the-netherlands-to-recover-from-the-covid-pandemic-and-become-more-resilient/
Lessons from France: 10th March 2023, 9.30 to 10.30am (UK time) with from Alis Sopadzhiyan (French School of Public Health) and Camille Oung (Nuffield Trust), to register: https://socialcarerandr-webinar4.eventbrite.co.uk