The Health Foundation Releases its COVID-19 Inquiry Report

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Our director Auriol Miller was on the advisory board of The Health Foundations COVID-19 impact inquiry. Its report, which was launched in July 2021, found that:

  • The uneven impact of COVID-19 is mapped onto pre-existing health issues and inequalities, compounded by living conditions.
  • Geographical inequalities meant that those younger than 65 in the poorest 10% of areas in England were almost four times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those in the wealthiest parts of the countries, but some groups, including people from ethnic minorities, disabled people, prison inmates, were also more likely to be at a risk from the illness.
  • The aftermaths of the financial crisis impacted the UKs ability to rise to the challenges posed by the Coronavirus crisis.
  • Government action, such as self-isolation support or restrictions in service access, were impactful in redressing or aggravating the effects of the crisis: any recovery strategy must address the root causes of inequality in the face of the virus, and will require cross-government action. 

You can watch the webinar launch here.

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Introduction to online training techniques

15 September 2021
09:30 – 12:30

A half-day course
Has COVID restricted your contact with staff or learners to a web cam and a computer screen? Are you finding it harder to engage effectively with learners and staff online?
If you are a beginner to delivering online contact and training and wonder how you can adapt your courses, and deliver in the new environment of remote working, then this is the course for you!

ExChange Wales Well-Being Conference Series Launch Event: The Significance of ‘Well-Being’ to Welsh Social Care

Welcome to this launch event for the ExChange Wales summer conference series 2021 on Well-Being.

In this video, Dr Jen Lyttleton-Smith from Cardiff Metropolitan University and Dr Pippa Anderson from Bangor University share their knowledge on the importance of well-being in Welsh social care. The presenters are co-leads for the Evaluation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

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Berlin Declaration: Leaving Care Entitlement

In Germany, as in other countries, care leavers need a “leaving care” entitlement in order to strengthen their legal position in youth welfare services for the transition to adult life and to further develop transitional support on a broad basis.

Institute for Social and Organisational Education, University of Hildesheim