The impact of Care Act Easements on co-resident carers over 70
|Dates:||2 March 2022|
|Times:||12:00 - 13:00|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||External researchers, Adults, Current University students|
This webinar will discuss emerging findings from their study “The impact of Care Act Easements on co-resident carers over 70 looking after partners living with dementia”.
The project investigated the experiences of people aged over 70 who were caring for somebody living with dementia at home, often their partner or family member. During the pandemic, the Coronavirus Act 2020 gave local authorities unprecedented power to suspend their usual adult social care duties (these suspensions were known as 'easements'). This meant that carers often faced the sudden removal of existing support services during the early stages of the pandemic.
The primary objective of the study is to investigate the impact of easements on this group of carers and those responsible for safeguarding within local authorities. The webinar will present data from interviews with Principal Social Workers and Safeguarding Leads from 20 local authorities including easement authorities and 30 interviews with carers over 70 caring at home for a partner living with dementia.
It will consider the implications of the research for policy and practice in current pandemic circumstances, and for the future.
The webinar is aimed at local authorities, health and social care workers, third sector organisations, advocacy groups and anyone with an interest in formal and informal care of older people at home during the pandemic.
All welcome. Once registered, the Zoom link to access the event will be sent to you.
Travel and Contact Information
Online via Zoom (register to receive joining details)