A knowledge review into the role of social care in aiding emergency response and recovery has been launched this month.
The report entitled ‘Caring in a crisis: The contribution of social care to emergency response and recovery’ was written and researched by the Tavistock Institute and commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). It outlines findings from a review of existing literature, case studies of responses to major incidents, focus groups and interviews, concluding that while social care services have a prominent role to play there are few resources in place to support it. This in turn leads to marked variation in preparedness across the UK.
To read the report in full and including the recommendations follow this link .