From the Care Inspectorate provider update

Care Home Day 2020

Today is Care Home Day, an online awareness day which seeks to raise the profile of care homes across Scotland. It is an important opportunity to recognise the essential role of care homes in our communities and the work they do in supporting our older and vulnerable citizens.

The National Wellbeing Hub 

The National Wellbeing Hub contains resources that will help health and social care staff, carers, volunteers and their families find support to cope with challenges faced during the coronavirus pandemic.

Poster for childminders on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in their settings

We have produced a poster for childminders to help them keep children and families safe in their settings from the spread of COVID-19.

Care homes for older people – sharing your experiences and learning from COVID-19

We would like to thank those who answered our call to hear from people working in care homes for older people.

We have had many replies from managers and would like to particularly request carers and people working in other roles who aren’t managers to get in touch.

We recognise that this has been a challenging and difficult time for many people working in social care. The Care Inspectorate would like to hear directly from you about your experiences. This is your opportunity to let us know what these past few months have actually felt like on the frontline and what we can all learn from these experiences.

If you are a carer, senior carer or have another role working in a care home (not a management role) for older people we would like to hear from you. We are planning to arrange telephone calls or Near Me (whatever works best for you) to listen to your experiences. Conversations will last about 45mins.

Please email us at improvementsupport@careinspectorate.gov.scot if you are interested in being involved. We will arrange calls with a selection of people so as to have a representative group from across the country.

Please let us know the following

Name:

Role: Carer, senior carer or other role

Name and address of care home for older people:Type of Care Home: Independent Sector/Third/Voluntary Sector/Local Authority

Find out more about our work at: www.careinspectorate.com

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