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The need to include assisted living in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors:
ZIMMERMAN Sheryl, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 21(5), 2020, pp.572-575.
Publisher:
Elsevier (for the American Medical Directors Association)

The risk of complications and death from COVID-19 is markedly skewed toward older adults. In the United States and many other countries, nursing homes are not the only congregate setting that serves older adults with underlying chronic medical conditions. More so, they have been a shrinking component of the residential long-term care system, with some of the largest growth having been in assisted... (Edited publisher abstract)

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COVID-19 survey

Author:
SKILLS FOR CARE
Publisher:
Skills for Care
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
Leeds

Analysis of a survey on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the adult social care workforce, particularly recruitment and retention. The survey, distributed by Care Management Matters, was completed on 31 March 2020 by 211 adult social care providers. Key findings based on the providers who responded found that, on average, 25 per cent of their workforce was currently unable to work due... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19

Author:
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Publisher:
Public Health England
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
89
Place of publication:
London

This review looks at how different factors have affected COVID-19 risk and outcomes. The review looked at different factors including: age and sex; where people live deprivation; ethnicity; people’s occupation; and care home residence. Based on the latest surveillance data, the findings aim to provide a better understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and help guide the future public health response... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Recovering from Covid-19: supporting children and families

Author:
COUNTY COUNCILS NETWORK
Publisher:
County Councils Network
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
20
Place of publication:
London

This short report draws on research on the funding of Children Social Care carried out by the County Councils Network, highlights some of the key findings which are likely to impact the ability of County Authorities to respond to the needs of children and families which is anticipated will arise from the Covid-19 crisis. The research found that declining funding and rising demand has meant... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Are some ethnic groups more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others?

Authors:
PLATT Lucinda, WARWICK Ross
Publisher:
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
27
Place of publication:
London

This report brings together evidence on the unequal health and economic impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK's minority ethnic groups. It presents information on risk factors for each of the largest minority groups in England and Wales: white other, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, black African and black Caribbean. The analysis focuses on risk factors in terms of both infection risk... (Edited publisher abstract)

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ADASS rapid survey: how are local authorities supporting local social care providers to respond to Covid-19?

Author:
ASSOCIATION OF DIRECTORS OF ADULT SOCIAL SERVICES
Publisher:
Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
4
Place of publication:
London

The results of a rapid survey of Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) members to gather data about the measures local authorities have put in place to support local social care providers during the COVID-19 outbreak. It found that 95% of responding local authorities are using a variety of payments in advance to support care providers. Of those local authorities that have (Edited publisher abstract)

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Accounting for the variation in the confirmed Covid-19 caseload across England: an analysis of the role of multi-generation households, London and time

Authors:
HOLDEN Josh, KENWAY Peter
Publisher:
New Policy Institute
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
10
Place of publication:
London

This paper develops a model to measure the size of the impact of various socio-economic variables on the confirmed Covid-19 caseload. The model shows a statistical link across local authority areas between the confirmed Covid-19 caseload and the proportion of households where pensioners and working-age live together, especially in areas of high deprivation. The paper then draws out the short (Edited publisher abstract)

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Care fit for carers: ensuring the safety and welfare of NHS and social care workers during and after COVID-19

Authors:
THOMAS Chris, QUILTER-PINNER Harry
Publisher:
Institute for Public Policy Research
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
34
Place of publication:
London

This report provides new evidence on the experience of the healthcare workforce during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to date. It draws on the results of an Institute for Public Policy Research//YouGov polling of health and care workers and the general public and a consultation with experts and professionals. The findings show that without further action by the UK government and NHS England... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Survey results: understanding people's concerns about the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors:
MQ: TRANSFORMING MENTAL HEALTH, ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Publishers:
Academy of Medical Sciences, MQ: Transforming Mental Health
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
36
Place of publication:
London

This report describes the findings of a consultation with people with lived experience of mental health issues, their supporters and the general public, which took place in late March 2020, the week that the UK went into lockdown in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The consultation asked about people's concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their mental health... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Social care 360

Authors:
BOTTERY Simon, BABALOLA Gbemi
Publisher:
Kings Fund
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
London

Updated with 2018/19 data, this review of the adult social care outlines the state of the sector before the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic struck. It outlines and analyses 20 key trends in adult social care in England. The review is structured into six sections covering: access to services - who is accessing services and how this has changed over time; expenditure - how much is spent on social... (Edited publisher abstract)

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