Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council, discusses the measures that his council put in place to support care homes and other branches of adult social care when the pandemic hit.
The UK government has published its recovery plan – a conditional timetable for moving out of the most stringent aspects of lockdown. How clear is the plan, what issues does it raise for individuals, workers and local government? We summarise and examine its contents here.
Nordic countries have taken differing approaches to the Covid-19 pandemic, and here we explore how they have done so and the potential repercussions.
The Covid-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on all aspects of people’s lives, including mental and physical health. This briefing will help to support local authority members and staff to identify and share strategies that can be used to support communities and staff to manage their mental health and wellbeing.
Social care has been in a state of perpetual crisis for decades, writes Janet Sillett. After years of neglect, is it any wonder care homes and home care were invisible as the Covid-19 pandemic evolved?
Recognising that local government’s engagement with older people extends far beyond aged care and accommodation, this briefing provides examples of a number of different ways in which local governments engage with older people.
There were over 4,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in care homes in England in the two weeks up to 28 April. This briefing looks at the state of the social care sector pre-Covid, the impact that the virus has had on care homes and domiciliary care and what lessons need learning.
A testimony from a frontline social worker gives a firsthand account of the day-to-day and structural problems faced by those battling the crisis and for those most vulnerable at this time.
In these unprecedented times, countries around the world look to each other for guidance. In this bundle, we collate all of our Covid-19 content from across the globe, covering responses and learning opportunities from both member and non-member countries. All content in this bundle is free to access for both members and followers.
Despite Montreal suffering a significant death-toll from Covid-19, there has been a general consensus that the city has done a good job, though challenges remain. This paper analyses Montreal’s response to the pandemic to date.