Fear, Uncertainty, and Relational Care in the Face of COVID-19, Survey of residential services in Ireland during the restrictions

John Murphy – article in the Scottish Journal of Residential Care


Resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown, EPIC (Empowering People in Care) decided to contact all young people’s residential centres in Ireland. Often the young people that live in residential homes are the forgotten children in care, so it was important to reach out to ensure that their issues were being heard. The survey concentrated on the needs of the young people, issues affecting staff, how work practices had changed and what extra supports were needed. The responses were positive on many levels and certainly the voices of the young people and the staff were heard

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Source: Fear, Uncertainty, and Relational Care in the Face of COVID-19 – COVID-19_Survey_of_residential_services_in_Ireland_during_the_restrictions.pdf

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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