COVID-19, the journey from crisis to opportunity: Experiences of young people in residential child care and their carers

Elaine Hamilton& Niamh Miller, Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care

Abstract (Vol.19, No.3)

COVID-19 arrived as a crisis. Its impact has been felt across the Globe and will continue to be for many years to come. Financially, emotionally, practically and psychologically –it has changed many views & forced us to think and behave differently in our everyday life. A massive challenge faced residential child care when lockdown was announced. Fear swept through the house, as the reality of our young people experiencing another challenge gripped us. At Nether Johnstone House, we have an ethos built around opportunity, experiences, relationships and most importantly love. In this article, our young people and team share some of our reflections and learnings of lockdown. Time has never seemed more important or significant than it has throughout 2020 and we have grown to appreciate this in its simplest form.

Source: COVID-19, the journey from crisis to opportunity: Experiences of young people in residential child care and their carers – 2020_Vol_19_No_3_Hamilton_E_Covid-19__The_Journey_from_Crisis_to_Opportunity.pdf

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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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