Share your experiences of UK care homes during the pandemic

Words: Guardian community team - The Guardian - 16:40 14-10-2020

We would like to hear from staff, residents and their families on how they the pandemic has affected them

A rainbow triptych is seen outside the Sunrise Senior Living care home in Esher, southwest of London, in May.

Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

Relatives of care home residents are set to be designated key workers as part of a pilot scheme to improve contact between those living in care homes and their families during the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme will see one relative for each resident given regular coronavirus tests and training in using PPE properly.

Organisations including Dementia UK and the Alzheimer’s Society said social distancing regulations had caused a “hidden catastrophe” for people living in care homes, while care homes across the UK have seen regular coronavirus outbreaks.

We’d like to speak to care home staff, residents and their families about their experience of the coronavirus pandemic.

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