Reducing Isolation – Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Posted on 6th October, 2020
Working collaboratively to support residents in care homes and supported accommodation to keep in touch with their loved ones during the pandemic.
Throughout the pandemic, care homes in Knowsley have worked incredibly hard to control the spread of the virus, putting in extraordinary measures to protect residents, who remain
at the highest risk. Of course, this has had a huge impact on staff and management – with issues over rising costs and shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). But for those living in the homes, lockdown has meant absolutely no face-to-face contact with their loved ones – as visitors to homes were no longer allowed. Both carers and relatives have been rightly concerned about the impact of this enforced separation on the physical and emotional wellbeing of care home residents and that it might lead to increased levels of social isolation and loneliness.