The injustices happening in care homes

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  • The lack of Access to PPE
    They promised us testing day in and day out — and we never got it. Homes have been forced to go elsewhere to get supplies — Our normal budgets for PPE are 5–600k a year and in the last 5 weeks I have spent 1.5 million.
  • Clear injustices between care homes & hospitals
    We got too little — too late, access to support/guidance and the parallels with what hospitals were receiving.
  • Lack of testing for residents and staff
    If we had testing sooner we could have saved lives…We can’t understand why weren’t we testing, tracking and tracing like other countries that have successfully created a track and trace system?
  • Forcing care homes into corners
    The government advice originally said there was no need to get a COVID test for a resident returning from a hospital to a care home. This forced friction on the care homes and hospitals.
  • Imagine If… Everyone had been truly listened to…
    Imagine if every care home had been listened to, if every resident and member of staff who had contracted symptoms had good access to a test and trace set up at scale and speed.
  • Imagine If… Everyone had access to a peer-to-peer community…
    Imagine if every care home had access to a peer-led-community, in other countries as well as in the UK, so that they can be able to really learn from and feed from other peoples experiences at a time of emergency.
  • Imagine If…Every home had a COVID - Treasure Chest
    Imagine if each care home had a lockdown box which contains everything that they need for a lock down COVID experience including all their PPE.
  • Imagine If… Every Care Home have spaces to unpick…
    Imagine if each home has space to really dig deep, reflect and understand what happened. And given the space to learn what works and didn’t and how we collectively respond and prepare for the next wave. Let’s face it these care homes will be experts next time around.

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