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 last meeting and other useful information about care home visiting can be found below.

When the group met on Monday 8 November they discussed their different experiences of visiting, the Essential Care Giver role and whether loved ones in care homes had had their flu and Covid jabs.

Minutes from 8 November 2021

Care Home Online Forum – 8 November 2021

Care home visiting information

Read Essential Care Giver Myth-buster

 

The next online care home forums is on Monday 7 February at 10.00am. To register or leave feedback outside of the forum, please email Helen Brown: helenb@healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk or call 03332 408 468.