Visiting Care Homes during COVID-19
The impact on relatives and carers from long term separation and restricted visiting in care homes
Healthwatch East Sussex and Healthwatch Brighton and Hove invite you to our next webinar on Wednesday 24th February from 3 – 4.30 pm
National Guidance on visiting was updated on the 12th January 2021.
It talks about…
- Visiting being a central part of care home life
- How it’s vital for family and friends to maintain contact and life-long relationships with their loved ones
- The importance for family members to contribute to their relatives support and care (often as essential carers); and
- The important role visiting plays in maintaining health, wellbeing and quality of life for residents
- When is this going to happen? The Relatives and Residents Association (R&RA) is calling for urgent action to reopen care homes for essential care givers
- When will families see an end to isolation in care and;
- What is the impact from long term separation and restricted visiting on families and carers?
If you are a family carer and want to contribute to the discussions, exchange your views with other carers, or to simply hear from health and care professionals, make sure you book your place.
The programme for the day can be viewed here
Our panel includes
- Dr Padma Dalby, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Sussex Partnership NHS Trust (Project Lead)
- Deborah Becker, Occupational Therapist, Sussex Partnership NHS Trust
- Jo Egan, Director of Services, Care for the Carers
- Dame Phillipa Russell, Carer and Vice Chair Carers UK
- Public Health colleagues; and
- Health and care professional from East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.
The panel will have the most current information available to share with you and will seek to respond to any questions you may have.
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