Help: Channel 4 drama examines ‘undervalued’ care workers during pandemic

By Steven McIntosh Entertainment reporter 16 September 2021 A full and helpful preview of the Channel 4 docu-drama recently screened. If you have not viewed it then go to “Catch-Up”. (Residential Forum) BBC News source: https://www-bbc-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58537568.amp

Care Workers’ Charity Responds to Channel 4 Drama ‘Help’

We cannot praise ‘Help’ enough for the way it accurately portrayed the feelings of despair and abandonment felt by those who work in the sector… …We were pleased there was a focus on illustrating the importance of relationships in social care work… …people sacrificed their lives, mental health, and families to do their best. ThisContinue reading “Care Workers’ Charity Responds to Channel 4 Drama ‘Help’”

The dementia pandemic is coming and social care isn’t ready

John Ramsay, founder and MD of Social-Ability, warns that the UK is sleepwalking into a dementia crisis, only accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. As the social care sector struggles to keep up with demand, 50,000 people living with severe dementia are expected to be denied a bed by 2030.  Easing the pressure on social careContinue reading “The dementia pandemic is coming and social care isn’t ready”

‘Ambitions for change’

Report on improving healthcare in care homes launched British Geriatrics Society, 10 August 2021 The British Geriatrics Society has published a report aimed at improving the quality of healthcare for care home residents. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on older people, with 35.6% of the 130,000 deaths in the UK occurring inContinue reading “‘Ambitions for change’”

Help starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham | Channel 4

Channel 4 releases first look image from Jack Thorne and Marc Munden’s Help. Help, set in a fictional Liverpool care home, tells the moving story of the relationship between a young care home worker (Comer) and a patient (Graham), whose lives are changed forever by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020. Source:Continue reading “Help starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham | Channel 4”

A good home must be a digitally connected home

Digital connectivity has become an essential part of what makes a good home, but many people are still missing out on the benefits. In this blog (9 August 2021), Ali Rogan, Good Home Inquiry Digital Consultant, talks about how the pandemic has fundamentally shifted our use and dependence on digital, the role it plays inContinue reading “A good home must be a digitally connected home”

Structural discrimination and abuse: COVID-19 and people in care homes in England and Wales

Jonathan Parker, The Journal of Adult Protection Article publication date: 15 February 2021 The purpose of this paper is to explore the significant and high death toll of COVID-19 on care home residents and social care staff in England and Wales. These mortality figures, alongside differential treatment of residents and staff during the pandemic, areContinue reading “Structural discrimination and abuse: COVID-19 and people in care homes in England and Wales”

Enforced restrictions to care home access—unfair, unnecessary, and harmful

July 15, 2021 Separating people with dementia from their families leads to emotional distress and can trigger the worsening of clinical symptoms, write Aida Suárez-González and Jules Storr. During the past year, while the mode of transmission of covid-19 was under intense debate and international discussion, untold harms were taking place as a result ofContinue reading “Enforced restrictions to care home access—unfair, unnecessary, and harmful”

Despite License Denials, Nursing Homes Can Keep Operating In California

The pandemic has highlighted poor care in America’s nursing homes, where nearly 175,000 people have died of COVID-19 — a third of all deaths in the country. Even before the pandemic, advocates pointed to dangerous conditions in U.S. nursing homes, including staffing shortages and infection control failures. Many nursing homes didn’t provide quality care, theyContinue reading “Despite License Denials, Nursing Homes Can Keep Operating In California”

Data on notifications of COVID-19 deaths received from individual care homes expected to be published at July CQC public Board meeting

“Providers will be given advance sight of the information they have previously provided to us to ensure they have had the right conversations with people in their care and their loved ones. It will also give our Board the opportunity to have a full public discussion about this data. The data will let people seeContinue reading “Data on notifications of COVID-19 deaths received from individual care homes expected to be published at July CQC public Board meeting”