Impact of covid-19 on care home relatives – first findings


A team of researchers has been investigating the impact of covid-19 on families with relatives in care homes.

The ‘impact of covid on care home relatives’ project is led by George Palattiyil Senior Lecturer of Social Work, School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh and is funded by the Chief Scientist Office. It also involves the University’s Usher Institute, the University of the West of Scotland, the University of Strathclyde and the Institute for Research & Innovation in Social Service.

There is a link below to the recent event where members of the team, Dr Sarah Noone and Professor Lynn Jamieson, summarise the key themes impressed on them in interviews with family members. This was followed by organisations advocating for families – Karin Martin from Cares Trust Scotland, Jim Pearson from Alzheimer Scotland and Nancy Gillespie and Natasha Hamilton from the voluntary organisation Care Home Relatives who also responded drawing on personal experience and information from their members.

Click here to play the video recording