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Study to examine experiences of working in care homes during pandemic

Warwick Business School (WBS), University College London and National Care Forum (NCF) are to study how Covid-19 has affected older people’s care homes and experience of working in them.

The research project, which has public funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, focuses on three areas: how people work in older people’s care homes has changed; how well supported the workforce felt during the pandemic; and how well supported care homes felt during the pandemic.

The findings of the survey, which can be found here, will be shared with NCF members, with an opportunity to discuss them with the researchers.

The closing date for the survey is Friday 26 November.

“It is very important to us at the NCF that the perspectives and experiences of those working in and managing older people’s care homes are captured – the voice of those on the frontline is essential in understanding the different ways in which Covid-19 has impacted on you all,” said NCF.

As an incentive, ten people who answer the survey will win a £50 shopping voucher.

A video that introduces the research can be found at https://ficch.org.uk/news-and-events/news/dr-amy-horton-invites-care-home-staff-to-take-our-survey/.

WBS is also preparing to interview volunteers to discuss the issues in more depth via an informal interview taking up to an hour, with a £25 voucher on offer.

To find out more, contact Dr. Didem Derya Ozdemir Kaya at [email protected] or Dr. Aaron Gain at [email protected].

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