The South West Integrated Personalised Care team (SWIPC) is partnering with the South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (PenARC) to:
- Understand people’s experiences of how COVID-19 is affecting care homes as places to live and work
- Highlight what is currently working well or not
- Identify and develop a picture of ‘what could be’ in the future.
A series of conversations were convened in May and June 2020, hosted via Zoom, bringing together people living and working in care homes and other shared residential settings, as well as care home managers, owners, GPs, commissioners and others visiting care homes.
Each conversation focused on the things that matter to people supporting or living and working in care homes, as well as listening to participants' thoughts and experiences first-hand.