Care home forum: What you said

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we have been hosting regular online forums for relatives and friends of those living in care homes to tell us about the impact of visiting restrictions and ways they have been keeping in touch.

Those who attended these forums said that it helped to give them a voice and it was helpful to meet with other people in a similar situation. It was agreed that the group would continue to meet once every three months to discuss any issues or concerns. The minutes from the previous meetings and other useful information about care home visiting can be found below.

When the group last met on Monday 9 May, we heard from Alan Curry, Senior Manager – Commissioning, Northumberland County Council about the current Covid guidance in care homes.

Minutes from 8 November 2021

Care Home Online Forum – 8 November 2021

Minutes from 7 February 2022

Care Home Online Forum – 7 February 2022

Minutes from 9 May 2022

Care Home Online Forum – 9 May 2022

Care home visiting information

Read Essential Care Giver Myth-buster

Things I wish I’d known before my loved one went to live in a care home


The date of the next online care home forum is Monday 19 September at 10am. To register or leave feedback outside of the forum, please email Helen Brown: or call 03332 408 468.