Why COVID-19 will change social care for good

From claps for our carers to government recognition that funding for adult social care is a top priority, something is finally changing.

It would have seemed unimaginable a year ago that neighbours would come together at 8pm every Thursday night to join a chorus of thanks and appreciation for everyone working hard throughout the NHS and in social care. The cheering and saucepan banging is wonderful recognition for those going out on the frontline every day to treat those in great need and to support the rest of us to keep safe.

Giving credit to hard working doctors, nurses and all NHS staff in the direct path of this virus is, of course, extremely important. Alongside this, valuing the role of care staff and other public sector key workers marks a significant change.

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