Do you care for someone who lives in a care home for older adults? Carers Trust – a national charity we are a network partner of – is asking for your help to shape their response to some government proposals on making the coronavirus vaccine mandatory for staff who work in older adult care homes, other staff who sometimes work in older adult care homes – and possibly a specific group of unpaid carers.
Carers Trust would like you to complete their snap survey to share your views. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.
The government are consulting on:
- Making vaccination mandatory for staff working in older adult care homes.
- If this policy should be extended to include other professionals who visit the care home, for example, NHS workers providing close personal care to people living in the care home.
- The possibility of extending this to unpaid carers who are designated ‘essential caregivers’ – those friends or family who have agreed with the care home that they will visit regularly to provide personal care.
You may care for someone who lives in a care home for older adults and have views on whether it should be mandatory for care home workers to be vaccinated.
Importantly for unpaid carers – the government is considering extending this policy to ‘essential care givers’ – those friends or family who have agreed with the care home that they will visit regularly and provide personal care.
The government are not currently proposing to extend mandatory vaccination on unpaid carers who visit people in care homes but do not provide personal care.
Click here for the Carers Trust snap survey which will shape their response to the government. Please complete the survey by 14 May.
You can also respond directly to the government consultation by completing the public survey.
If you have any questions, please email the Carers Trust policy team [email protected]