The impact of COVID-19 on social care workers’ workload, wellbeing and ability to provide care safely

Findings from the UK – Resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19

The analysis of this survey points to many important issues that require immediate policy attention. The evidence of increased workload, stress and feelings of being unsafe at work calls for practice strategies and guidance to support care workers’ wellbeing at work. It is impressive to observe that while most care workers responding to this survey felt undervalued and neglected, many remain committed to the sector.

LONG-TERM CARE RESPONSES TO COVID-19 - INTERNATIONAL LONG-TERM CARE POLICY NETWORK

Source: The impact of COVID-19 on social care workers’ workload, wellbeing and ability to provide care safely: Findings from the UK – Resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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