Covid-19 brought home some stark truisms about just how little central, and to a worrying extent, local government, understood about the social care that they were statutorily responsible for. There appeared a level of carelessness about a cohort of people who either received care and support or worked within the sector that meant as the darkest days of Covid-19 drew closer, the opportunities to make care count were missed.
This case study examines the lessons learned through equity co-ordinators’ work during a COVID-19 vaccination programme across Crawley, East Surrey and Mid-Sussex.
A report launched today shares fascinating insight into what good personalised care and support looks like for people in ethnically diverse communities. The report, published by Think Local Act Personal, showcases the practices and experiences of fourteen organisations across England.
Working with British Red Cross, Healthwatch published this report which drew on the experiences of nearly 600 people who left hospital during the pandemic. The feedback has been shared with the Government to help them understand how the hospital ‘discharge to assess’ model worked in reality.
This report from the British Heart Foundation explores the disruption caused to cardiovascular care by the Covid pandemic and what needs to be done to ensure that heart patients have access to the care and support they need to stay well.
Our Co-Chair Kim Ryley comments on the delays in cancer diagnosis and backlog in cancer treatment and care, which have arisen as a consequence of giving priority to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic
Do you have case studies relating to vaccine take-up among communities where people are experiencing multiple disadvantages? We're keen to hear from organisations or individuals working to increase vaccine take-up in these communities.