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Care Homes and Coronavirus: Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the emotional wellbeing of care home practitioners (UK)

Project statusOngoing
Contact Kath Wilkinson
Institution web pagehttps://www.arc-swp.nihr.ac.uk/staff/kath-wilkinson
Host institution The project sits under a broader project involving working with care homes: Exeter University, Care Homes and Knowledge (ExCHANGE) Collaboration https://www.arc-swp.nihr.ac.uk/research/the-exchange-collaboration, University of Exeter, College of Medicine and Health
Team members Kath Wilkinson, Jo Day, Iain Lang, Jo Thompson-Coon, Vicki Goodwin, Kristin Liabo, George Coxon, Geoffrey Cox
Funding information (if funded) Alzheimer’s Society and Dunhill Medical Trust
Project Summary

The aim of this research is to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people working in care homes in England. We would like to explore and learn about how the pandemic has impacted on the emotional wellbeing of staff, including what is being done and could be done to try and protect and support wellbeing. The research involves remote interviews with care home owners, managers, and staff. Findings will be shared to enable learning about how best to support the emotional wellbeing of care home staff in the future. The project is running from November 2020 – July 2021. Please contact Kath if you would like to be involved or find out more.

The project sits under a broader project involving working with care homes: Exeter University, Care Homes and Knowledge (ExCHANGE) Collaboration https://www.arc-swp.nihr.ac.uk/research/the-exchange-collaboration, University of Exeter, College of Medicine and Health. Supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula (PenARC).

Outputs / Expected Outputs

summer 2021

Project website https://www.arc-swp.nihr.ac.uk/research/the-exchange-collaboration

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Care Homes and Coronavirus: Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the emotional wellbeing of care home practitioners (UK)