Supporting care home staff – watch our Q&A following mandatory Covid-19 vaccine regulation

From 11 November 2021, all care home workers and anyone entering a care home will need to be fully vaccinated, unless they are exempt under the regulations. Find out more on the gov.uk website.

Stefani, our Drug and Alcohol Practitioner, who is a general nurse by background and currently works as a clinical nurse specialist at Hillingdon Hospital, answers the most common questions asked by staff working in a care home setting. Stefani works with many staff and patients from a BAME background and shares a bit about her experience around the vaccine uptake.

Watch below:



For more advice or guidance visit the Skills for Care website.
For home care workers, personal assistants and those working in isolated services, the nature of their work may mean that they already feel isolated. Skills for Care provides guidance on how to support staff who regularly work alone. It includes a section on supporting mental health and wellbeing and on communication and support.

We can also provide support for staff who have not been able to get their Covid vaccination due to a needle phobia. Self-help resources around needle phobia can be found here.

If you would like further support and advice, speak to a member of our team:
Live chat on the website or call 01908 724227 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Email keepingwell.blmk@nhs.net
Complete a self-referral form or request a call back
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