Read the latest blog by Prof Debbie Tolson and Prof Lynn Jamieson, based on our CSO study.
An event to share learning from the impact of Phase 1 visiting restrictions on the relatives of older care home residents, and continue the conversation with a focus on shared learning.
The event will have short inputs from the CSO research team on the impact of Phase 1 lockdown on family carers, and creative practices. We will also hear from Iona Colvin, Chief Social Work Adviser; Donald Macaskill, CEO of Scottish Care; Care Home Relatives Scotland; care home staff; Care Inspectorate.
This is a great CPD opportunity and attendees will receive a certificate from the University of Edinburgh.
Register now for the event on 23 March 2021, 12:00-14:00
Iriss spoke with Jo Hockley, Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and CSO research team member. Jo tells us about how care home staff and family carers responded throughout the first phase of lockdown, highlighting the creative and relationship-based practices that have helped.
Members of the research team, Dr George Palattiyil, Prof Lynn Jamieson and Dr Sarah Swift, spoke at a plenary session on 2 Feb 2020. This was called ‘Locked Out: The experiences of families of care home residents during Scotland’s first Covid-19 lockdown.’
The first shared first findings on the impact of lockdown on care home relatives (May-Oct 2020)
The second focused on how ‘essential visitor status’ can be used to support families during lockdown. It also highlighted how it has not been consistently offered or used across the care home sector.
If you are interested in doing rapid research, you might want to read a blog by members of the research team on just that.
George Palattiyil, Sarah Swift and Debbie Tolson shared their experiences of working together remotely as part of a rapid research project https://www.sdrc.scot/rapid-covid-research