Avoiding Burn Out of Care Home Workforce: sharing national learning and local initiatives that support resilience and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic

  A key issue arising from the Covid-19 pandemic for Care Homes is heightened risk of staff burn out, further undermining already problematic staff retention in this sector. This short, high impact study by researchers and practitioners is aligned with the SE Region Care Homes Innovation Project and Lothian Care Home Partnership, which was previously supported by Lothian and CSO Innovation Test Bed Funds. It will meet an identified immediate need by rapidly collating direct from frontline care homes their best practice, initiatives and targeted/relevant resources for supporting resilience and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond and disseminate this across the care home sector in Scotland.

2 month project that will gather via (1) very rapid review of evidence/online resources (2) online survey of ENRICH care homes in Scotland (n=55) local initiatives, morale boosting tips , key resources used from CH managers and (3) Case Studies within our 6 partner homes of what is working.

  • Start Date:

    1 May 2020

  • End Date:

    30 June 2020

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Chief Scientists Office

  • Value:

    £9317

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